MK 103 (30 mm)
The Ho 229's MK103 has a different antitank belt composition and reduced accuracy compared to those on other planes Note: Gunpods containing MK 103 (30 mm) have reduced accuracy compared to those mounted conventionally
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Fighters||Fw 190 F-8
(Suspended) · Ta 152 C-3
|Twin-engine fighters||Do 335 A-0 · Do 335 A-1 · Do 335 B-2 · He 219 A-7 · Me 410 B-6/R3|
|Jet fighters||Ho 229 V3|
|Attackers||Hs 129 B-2
(Suspended) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) (Suspended) · Hs 129 B-2 (Romania) (Suspended)
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
Describe the shells that are available for the cannon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).
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.
- High muzzle velocity and good accuracy
- HVAP-T shells can destroy medium tanks with ease and even heavy tanks with precise aiming
- Minegeschoss shells are devastating against aircraft
- Surprisingly light recoil impulse for it's power
- Sluggish Rate of fire
- Stealth belt consistent solely of API is utterly useless compared to Armored/Air targets
- Limited ammo in most installations
- Limited to 1 or 2 cannons in most aircraft.
- Heavy. Expect planes with this installed to have a sluggish performance.
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 If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: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.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
- references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- encyclopedia page on the weapon;
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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|
|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)|
|102 mm||102/35 mod 14|