MG 151 (20 mm)

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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 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 · 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 (Romania) · 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 155 Mle.50
Ships  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

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Media

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See also

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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) · M24A1 (USA) · M61A1 (USA) · ShVAK (USSR)
23 mm  GSh-23-2 (USSR) · GSh-23L (USSR) · NR-23 (USSR) · VYa-23 (USSR)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · 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) · M61 (USA) · MG 151 (Germany)
30 mm  DEFA 552 (France) · MK 103 (Germany) · MK 108 (Germany)
37 mm  BK 3.7 (Germany) · Breda Model 39 37/45
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 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 0 · Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 · FMC T-160
  M3 · M24A1 · M39A1 · M61 · M195 · M197 · Mk 11 · Mk 11 mod 5 · T31
30 mm  M230E-1 · 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)
30 mm  ADEN Mk.4 (Britain)

Japan aircraft cannons
20 mm  Ho-1 · Ho-3 · Ho-5 · JM61A1 · Type 99 Model 1 · Type 99 Model 2
30 mm  Ho-155 · Type 5
37 mm  Ho-203 · Ho-204 · Type 94
40 mm  Ho-301
57 mm  Ho-401
75 mm  Type 88
  Foreign:
20 mm  M61 (USA) · M197 (USA) · MG FF (Germany) · MG FF/M (Germany) · MG 151 (Germany)
30 mm  M230E-1 (USA)

France aircraft cannons
20 mm  GIAT M.621 · Hispano 404 · Hispano HS.9 · M50
30 mm  DEFA 541 · DEFA 551 · DEFA 552 · DEFA 552A · DEFA 553 · GIAT M781
  Foreign:
20 mm  AN/M2 (USA) · M3 (USA) · M24A1 (USA) · M39A1 (USA) · MG 151 (Germany) · ShVAK (USSR)
37 mm  M10 (USA) · NS-37 (USSR)

France tank cannons
20 mm  20F2
25 mm  SA34 L/72
37 mm  SA18 L/21 · SA38 L/33
47 mm  SA34 L/30 · SA35 L/32 · SA37
75 mm  APX · SA35 L/17 · SA44 · SA49 · SA50 L/57
90 mm  CN90 F3 · DEFA F1 · 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)
37 mm  M6 (USA)
40 mm  QF 2-pounder (Britain)
75 mm  KwK42 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA)
76 mm  M7 (USA)
105 mm  M4 (USA)

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · 3.7 cm SK C/30
40 mm  4 cm Bofors Flak 28 · 40 mm/70 MEL58
88 mm  8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · 8.8 cm S.K.C/35 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53
105 mm  10.5 cm SK C/32 · 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA
120 mm  L45
127 mm  12.7 cm SK C/34
150 mm  150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25
203 mm  20.3 cm/60 SK C/34
283 mm  283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28
305 mm  305 mm/50 SK L/50
  Foreign:
30 mm  AK-230 (USSR)
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53 (France)