[2] The 20 mm MG 151/20 offered more predictable trajectory, longer range and higher impact velocity than the 580 metres per second (1,900 ft/s) cartridge of the earlier MG FF cannon. HAPPY CHRISTMAS & A … ARCHIVED; haydendavid380. GUN, Mk. Much like the British attempts to turn their stocks of obsolete .55 Boys anti-tank cartridges into a native-designed heavy machinegun cartridge, the .60-caliber cartridge was repurposed as an auto-cannon cartridge to succeed the older .50 Browning. 5 products. Out of stock. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. Even this improvement in explosive power turned out to be unsatisfactory against the four-engine bombers that German fighters were up against in the second part of the war. Further refinements led to the T39 and T51 versions, but these also did not enter service.[15]. Member Joined Jan 2010; Posts 1778; EE Offline; IN, USA. Stay in the know. [5], Eight hundred MG 151/20 exported to Japan aboard the Italian submarine Comandante Cappellini in August 1943 were used to equip 388 Japanese Kawasaki Ki-61-I Hei fighters. In a pinch, they could also be used to suppress fire ashore on the beaches if the ship was brought in close enough. Rated 0 out of 5 $ 89.95 Read more. And when the kids are done, you can take one for a spin as well. 20mm Oerlikon 20mm AAA gun from the USS Missouri on display at museum. POST WORLD WAR II 20mm. [14] Almost one million rounds were fired during the T17 testing program. The French Air Force (AdA) and French Army aviation arm (ALAT) used MG 151/20 cannon as fixed and flexible armament in various aircraft, including helicopters. Whether you're a big aviation fan or not, you'd be intrigued how this Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning fighter plane got its name. This doctrine favoured a powerful autocannon mounted between the cylinder banks of a V engine and firing through the propeller hub, known as a moteur-canon in French (from its first use with the Hispano-Suiza HS.8C engine in World War I, on the SPAD S.XII) and by the cognate Motorkanone in German by the 1930s. [7], An unknown number of cannons were converted for usage in the ground use role in early 1945, predominantly within Volkssturm units serving in the Posen area. 7-inch long, half-pound round used a 400-grain charge of IMR 4831 smokeless powder to propel a 2,000-grain  projectile at 2,800 feet (850 meters) per second through a 55-inch long 9-groove barrel. Firing a 20 mm diameter projectile, it delivered a useful load of explosive from a relatively light weapon. Specifications F7/30 and F37/34 required four machine guns and Supermarine had built a wooden mock up of their Type 300 to this specification. This leads to a moment of pause when you realize that there are still a few out there capable of home defense. Today there are still a few operational Oerlikons, nearly 70-years old, that are afloat with the navies of Bangladesh, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Honduras as others. In 1927 the Oerlikon Swas added to the existing product line. Since 20mm is the cutoff point where most nations switch from bullets to shells, it has come to also generally be the cutoff point between weapons classified as a machine gun or a cannon. Battlefield Vegas nicknamed their M61 20mm Vulcan Cannon “The Hand of God” because it can lay great vengeance and furious anger upon its target. This huge. 22 products. Get Guns.com offers and news, Need [email protected] (866)582-4867, PO Box 1131 13800 Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337 ©2019 Guns.com. The weapon preferred by the French in this role was the most powerful 20mm Oerlikon of the time, namely the FFS model, but this proved too big for German engines. 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