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Description

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. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.

  • Note: Gunpods containing MG 151/20 cannons have reduced accuracy compared to those mounted conventionally

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Fighters 
Bf 109 F  Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop · ▃Bf 109 F-4
Bf 109 G  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS
Bf 109 K  Bf 109 K-4 (Suspended)
Fw 190 A  Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5 · ▅Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · NC.900 · ▃Fw 190 A-8
Fw 190 C-F  Fw 190 C · Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13 · Fw 190 F-8
G.55  G.55 serie 1 · G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55S · G.56
IAR-81  IAR-81C
Ki-61  Ki-61-I hei
C.202/5  C.202EC · C.205N2 · C.205 serie 3
Re.2001/5  Re.2001 CN · Re.2005 serie 0
S.O.8000  S.O.8000 Narval
Ta 152  Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
Twin-engine fighters 
Bf 110  Bf 110 F-2 (Suspended) · Bf 110 G-2 (Suspended)
Do 17  Do 17 Z-7
Do 217  Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
Do 335  Do 335 A-0 (Suspended) · Do 335 B-2
He 219  He 219 A-7
Me 410  Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4 · Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
Ju 388  Ju 388 J
Ta 154  Ta 154 A-1
Jet fighters  He 162 A-2 · Me 163 B-0 · Me 262 A-1a/U1
Attackers 
Hs 129  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania)
S.M.91/2  SM.91 · SM.92
Bombers  BV 238 (Defensive) · Do 217 E-2 · Do 217 E-4 · He 177 A-5 (Defensive) · Ju 87 D-5 · Ju 288 C (Defensive) · M.B.175T · Me 264 (Defensive)
Jet bombers  Ar 234 C-3
Heavy tanks  AMX-50 Surblindé
Tank destroyers  Lorraine 155 Mle.50
Motor torpedo boats  LS 4 Esau

General info

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

Available ammunition

  • Default: IT/IT/APHE/HEI
  • Universal: IT/HEI/HEI/AP-I
  • Air Targets: AP-I/HEI/HEI/HEI/HEI/IT
  • Armored Targets: APHE/APHE/APHE/IT
  • Tracers: FI-T/FI-T/FI-T/IT/IT
  • Stealth: HEI/HEI/HEI/APHE/AP-I

Comparison with analogues

Usage in battles

This weapon is very dangerous to air targets due to the minengeschoß shell, which makes the MG 151/20 arguably the best 20 mm cannon against air targets. Unless other ammunition is needed for a specific reason, always choose the ammo belt with most minengeschoß available.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Minengeschoß shell (an improved HEI shell) provides a lot of hitting power against aircraft
  • Larger ammo count than the other German 20 mm cannons
  • Higher muzzle velocity than the other German 20 mm cannons
  • Faster firing and less prone to jamming than the Allied Hispano variants

Cons:

  • Still lower muzzle velocity compared to most machine guns
  • Ineffective against armoured ground targets, even with APHE shells
  • Tracer and HEI (minengeschoß) have slightly different trajectories which reiterate knowing your ammunition

History

Converted from the 15 mm-firing MG 151/15 cannon to a 20 mm after combat evaluation proved a larger high-explosive shell to be more effective than a high-velocity shell.

A large shipment of 800 guns was lend-leased to Japan using the Italian submarine Comandante Cappellini, arming 388 Japanese Ki-61-I hei fighter planes.

Media

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

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


USA aircraft cannons
20 mm  AN/M2 · AN/M3 · FMC T-160 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M195 · M197 · T31
30 mm  XM140
37 mm  M4 · M10
40 mm  M129
75 mm  T13E1 · M10
  Foreign:
20 mm  MG 151/20 (Germany) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan) · Hispano 404 (France)

Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151/15
20 mm  MG FF · MG FF/M · MG C/30L · MG 151/20
30 mm  Maschinenkanone 103 · Maschinenkanone 108
37 mm  Bordkanone 3,7
50 mm  Bordkanone 5 · Maschinenkanone 214A
75 mm  Bordkanone 7,5
  Foreign:
20 mm  ShVAK (USSR) · Hispano Mk.V (Britain)
23 mm  VYa-23 (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR)
30 mm  GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)

USSR aircraft cannons
20 mm  ShVAK · B-20E · B-20M · B-20S
23 mm  VYa-23 · NS-23 · NS-23K · NR-23 · PTB-23 · GSh-23L · GSh-23-2
30 mm  NR-30 · GSh-30-2K
37 mm  NS-37 · N-37 · N-37D
45 mm  NS-45
  Foreign:
20 mm  MG 151/20 (Germany)
37 mm  M4 (USA) · M10 (USA)

Japan aircraft cannons
  Army:
20 mm  Ho-1 · Ho-3 · Ho-5
30 mm  Ho-155
37 mm  Type 94 · Ho-203 · Ho-204
40 mm  Ho-301
57 mm  Ho-401
75 mm  Type 88
  Navy:
20 mm  Type 99 Model 1 · Type 99 Model 2
30 mm  Type 5
  Foreign:
20 mm  MG FF (Germany) · MG FF/M (Germany) · MG 151/20 (Germany)

Italy aircraft cannons
20 mm  MG 151/20 (Germany) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain)
30 mm  Maschinenkanone 103 (Germany) · DEFA 552 (France)
37 mm  Bordkanone 3,7 (Germany)
102 mm  Cannon 102/35 mod 14

France aircraft cannons
20 mm  GLAT M.621 · Hispano 404 · Hispano HS.9 · M50
30 mm  DEFA 541 · DEFA 551 · DEFA 552
  Foreign:
20 mm  AN/M2 (USA) · AN/M3 (USA) · M24A1 (USA) · MG 151/20 (Germany) · ShVAK (USSR)
37 mm  M10 (USA) · NS-37 (USSR)

France tank cannons
20 mm  M693
25 mm  SA34 L/72
37 mm  SA18 L/21 · SA38 L/33
47 mm  SA34 L/30 · SA35 L/32
75 mm  APX · SA35 L/17 · SA44 · SA49 · SA50
90 mm  SA45 · CN90 F3
100 mm  SA47 L/58 ·
105 mm  CN-105-F1 · Modele F2
120 mm  SA46 · GIAT CN120-25 G1
155 mm  L'Obusier de 155 Modèle 1950 howitzer
  Foreign:
15 mm  MG 151/15 (Germany)
20 mm  MG 151/20 (Germany)
75 mm  M3 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151/20 · MG C/30 · MG C/38 · Flakzwilling MG C/38 · C/38 · Vierlingsflak C/38
30 mm  AK-230 · MK103/38
37 mm  FlaK-Lafette C/36 · S.K.C/30
40 mm  Bofors Flak 28 · MEL58
76 mm  Automatic gun
88 mm  Flak.36 · 88mm/76 SK C/32 · S.K.C/35
105 mm  SK C/32
120 mm  L45
127 mm  SKC/34
150 mm  15cm/48 KC/36 · 15cm/60 SK C/25