Oerlikon KDA (35 mm)

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The 35 mm Oerlikon KDA on the right side of Chieftain Marksman turret.

Description

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General info

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Available ammunition

  • Default: API-T* · HEI-T*
  • DM11A1: HEI-T* · HEI-T* · HEI-T* · API-T*
  • DM13: API-T* · API-T* · API-T* · HEI-T*
  • DM23: APDS

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
HEI-T* 11 11 9 8 6 5
API-T* 68 66 57 47 39 32
APDS 127 125 118 110 102 95
Shell details
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HEI-T* 1,175 0.55 0.1 0.1 204 79° 80° 81°
API-T* 1,175 0.55 1.2 9 37.4 47° 60° 65°
APDS 1,400 0.38 - - - 75° 78° 80°

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Usage in battles

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History

In 1952, the Swiss Oerlikon company calculated that 35 mm would be the most optimum calibre for anti-aircraft use. They decided to adapt the 20 mm post-war KAA design for the 35 mm role. The final design that became the belt-fed KDA was produced under the name Mk 323. The KDA is used on the British Marksman AA system, the West German Leopard I-based Gepard, the Polish PT-91 main battle tank-based PZL Loara, and the Japanese Type 74-based Type 87 vehicles, and it can be used with Super Fledermaus radar system.

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See also

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Britain and USA anti-aircraft guns
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  M2HB
20 mm  GAI C01 · M168 · Oerlikon Mk.II · Polsten
25 mm  GAU-12U
30 mm  HSS 831L
35 mm  GA-35
37 mm  M1A2
40 mm  Bofors L/60 · Dual Automatic Gun M2 · M266
  Foreign:
23 mm  ZU-23 (USSR)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Swiss)

Germany anti-aircraft guns
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  FlaK38 · Rh202
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  FlaK36 · FlaK43 · FlaK44
  Foreign:
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Swiss)

Japan anti-aircraft guns
20 mm  Type 98 Anti-Air Gun
  Foreign:
12.7 mm  M2HB (USA)
20 mm  Rh202 (Germany)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Swiss)
40 mm  M2 Dual Automatic Gun (USA)

Sweden anti-aircraft guns
7.62 mm  Ksp 58
20 mm  Akan m/45B · Lvakan m/40B
40 mm  Akan m/70B · Lvakan m/36 · Lvakan m/48
  Foreign
20 mm  Oerlikon 204 GK (Switzerland)
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA (Switzerland)
57 mm  S-68 (USSR)