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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===

Revision as of 18:58, 27 March 2019

Description

Note: Gunpods containing MG 151 (20 mm) 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-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS
  Bf 109 K: Bf 109 K-4
  C.205: C.205N2 · C.205 serie 3
  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 · ▃Fw 190 A-8 · NC.900
  Fw 190 C: Fw 190 C
  Fw 190 D: Fw 190 D-9 · ▂Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13
  Fw 190 F: Fw 190 F-8
  G.55: G.55 Centauro serie 1 · G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55S
  Ta 152: Ta 152 C-3 · Ta 152 H-1
  Other: C.202EC · G.56 · IAR-81C · Ki-61-I hei Hien · Re.2001 CN · S.O.8000 Narval
Twin-engine fighters  Bf 110: Bf 110 F-2 (Suspended) · Bf 110 G-2 (Suspended)
  Do 217: Do 217 N-1 · Do 217 N-2
  Do 335: Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 B-2
  Me 410 A: Me 410 A-1 · Me 410 A-1/U2 · Me 410 A-1/U4
  Me 410 B: Me 410 B-1 · Me 410 B-1/U2 · Me 410 B-2/U4 · Me 410 B-6/R3
  Others: Do 17 Z-7 · Ta 154 A-1 · He 219 A-7
Jet fighters  He 162 A-2 · Me 163 B-0
Attackers  Hs 129 B-2 · Hs 129 B-2 (Romanian Air Force) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) (Italy) · 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
Jet bombers  Ar 234 C-3
Tanks  Lorraine automoteur de 155 mm modèle 1950
Ships  Leichte-Schnellboot LS 4 Esau

General info

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Available shells

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Comparison with analogues

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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 cannon
  • Higher muzzle velocity than the other German 20 mm cannon

Cons:

  • Still lower muzzle velocity compare to most machine gun
  • Ineffective against armoured ground targets
  • Tracer and HEI (minengeschoß) have slightly different trajectories which reiterate knowing your ammunition

History

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.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

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


Germany aircraft cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151 · MG C/30L · MG FF · MG FF/M
30 mm  MK 101 · MK 103 · MK 108
37 mm  BK 3,7
50 mm  BK 5 · Mk.214a
75 mm  BK 7,5
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · ShVAK (USSR)
23 mm  GSh-23-2 (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR) · VYa-23 (USSR)
30 mm  GSh-30-2K (USSR) · NR-30 (USSR)
37 mm  N-37D (USSR)

Italy aircraft cannons
20 mm  Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · Hispano Mk.V (Britain) · M24A1 (USA) · MG 151 (Germany)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · MK 103 (Germany) · MK 108 (Germany)
37 mm  BK 3,7 (Germany)
102 mm  102/35 mod 14

USSR aircraft cannons
20 mm  B-20E · B-20M · B-20S · ShVAK
23 mm  GSh-23-2 · GSh-23L · NR-23 · NS-23 · NS-23K · PTB-23 · VYa-23
30 mm  2A42 · GSh-30-2K · NR-30
37 mm  N-37 · N-37D · NS-37
45 mm  NS-45
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany)
37 mm  M4 (USA) · M10 (USA)

USA aircraft cannons
20 mm  AN/M2 · AN/M3 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160
  M24A1 · M39A1 · M61 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · T31
30 mm  XM140
37 mm  M4 · M10
40 mm  M129
75 mm  M10 · T13E1
  Foreign:
20 mm  Hispano 404 (France) · Hispano Mk.II (Britain) · MG 151 (Germany) · Type 99 Model 1 (Japan)

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)

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 L/57
90 mm  CN90 F3 · SA45
100 mm  SA47 L/58
105 mm  CN-105-F1 · Modele F2
120 mm  GIAT CN120-25 G1 · GIAT CN120-26 F1 · SA46
142 mm  ACRA
155 mm  L'Obusier de 155 Modèle 1950
  Foreign:
15 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
20 mm  MG 151 (Germany)
75 mm  KwK42 (Germany) · M3 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  MG 151/20 · MG C/30 · MG C/38 · C/38 · Flakzwilling 38 · Flakvierling 38
30 mm  MK103/38 · AK-230
37 mm  S.K.C/30 · FlaK-Lafette C/36 · FlaK-Lafette LM/42
40 mm  Bofors Flak 28 · MEL58
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara
88 mm  Flak.36 · 88mm/76 SK C/32 · S.K.C/35
105 mm  SK C/32
120 mm  L45
127 mm  12.7 cm SKC/34
150 mm  15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25
203 mm  20,3 cm/60 SK C/34 (203 mm)