M168 (20 mm)

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Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Make an air or ground vehicles list on which this weapon is installed in our game.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

Available shells

Msg-info.png Not all ammunition listed is available on all vehicles equipped with this weapon.
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of Warhead Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M53 AP-I 53 50 39 28 20 14
M246A1 HEI-T* 2 2 1.5 1 0.5 0
M56A3 HEF-I 2 2 1.5 1 0.5 0
Shell details
Ammunition Type of Warhead Velocity
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Tracer Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
0% 50% 100%
M53 AP-I 1,030 0.147 N/A N/A N/A X  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°
M246A1 HEI-T* 1,030 0.101 0.3 0.1 0.0096  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°
M56A3 HEF-I 1,030 0.102 0.3 0.1 0.0128 X  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°  ?.?°

Ammunition Belts

  • Default: AP-I / HEI-T* / AP-I
  • HEI-T: HEI-T* / HEI-T* / HEI-T* / AP-I
  • AP-I: AP-I / AP-I / AP-I / HEI-T*

Comparison with analogues

Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns, that have firepower equal to these type of weapons.

Usage in battles

Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against the main opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.

Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.




Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of this weapon. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on weapon;
  • other literature.

Britain and USA anti-aircraft guns
7.92 mm  BESA
12.7 mm  M2HB
20 mm  M168 · Oerlikon Mk.II
30 mm  HSS 831L
35 mm  Oerlikon KDA
37 mm  M1A2
40 mm  Bofors · M266