Akan m/45 (20 mm)
The 20 mm Akan m/45, short for Automatkanon m/45, was developed by Bofors during the Second World War and replaced Akan m/40, which had a low fire rate of only 360 rounds per minute, and Akan m/41, that suffered from unreliability and low ammo capacity. It only completed development after the war had ended, after which it was decided to purchase the cheaper British surplus Hispano Mk.II and Mk.V cannons along with de Havilland Vampires, thus the m/45 only saw service on the J21 and J21R series of aircraft.
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|Sweden aircraft cannons|
|20 mm||Akan m/41A · Akan m/45 · Akan m/47B · Akan m/47C · Akan m/49 · Oerlikon FF|
|30 mm||Akan m/55 · Akan m/75|
|57 mm||Akan m/47|
|20 mm||MG FF (Germany) · MG 151 (Germany)|
|23 mm||GSh-23L (USSR)|
|30 mm||2A42 (USSR) · M230E-1 (USA) · MK 108 (Germany)|