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15 mm MG 151/15

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15 mm MG 151/15

Service Data

In Service: 1935 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Mauser
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinengewehr

Calibre: 15 mm
Length: 1917 mm
Weight: 42.8 kg
Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 850 m/s
Effective range: m
Variants:
15 mm MG 151/15
20 mm MG 151/20

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History

The 15 mm MG 151/15 (Maschinengewehr 151/15) was a machine gun designed and produced by Mauser Werke AG in 1935, This weapon was widely used on many types of Luftwaffe planes, including Fighters, Fighter-Bombers, Night Fighters, Ground Attack.
However the 15 mm MG 151/15 was soon replaced by the more powerful 20 mm MG 151/20

The 15 mm MG 151/15 (Maschinengewehr 151/15) machine gun was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

Flying Guns World War II.
ISBN-10: 1840372273

German Aircraft Guns WW I WW II.
ISBN-10: 091196410X

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