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20 mm MG 151/20


20 mm MG 151/20

Service Data

In Service: 1937 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Mauser
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinengewehr

Calibre: 20 mm
Length: 2032 mm
Weight: 42.2 kg
Rate of fire: 800 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 760 m/s
Effective range: m
15 mm MG 151/15
20 mm MG 151/20

Other: Armaments


The 20 mm MG 151/20 (Maschinengewehr 151/20) was a machine gun designed and produced by Mauser Werke AG in 1937. Which was an improved version of an earlier model 15 mm MG 151/15. This weapon was widely used on many types of Luftwaffe planes, including Fighters, Fighter-Bombers, Night Fighters, Ground Attack.

The 20 mm MG 151/20 (Maschinengewehr 151/20) machine gun was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft


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