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30 mm SG 116 Zellendusche


30 mm SG 116 Zellendusche

Service Data

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Sonder Gerät

Calibre: 30 mm
Length: 1,650 mm
Weight: kg
Rate of fire: rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 825 m/s
Effective range: m
3 cm Flak 103/38
30 mm MK 101
30 mm MK 103
30 mm MK 108
30 mm SG 116

Other: Armaments


The 30 mm SG 116 (30 mm Sonder Gerät 116) was a recoilless cannon designed produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1944. The 30 mm SG 116 was a modified version of the 30 mm MK 103, and was designed so that Luftwaffe pilots could engage bomber formations by flying underneath.
The 30 mm SG 116 was arranged in the following configurations, four pieces in rhombic shape in the trunk, six pieces in two or three triangle pieces in line with the fuselage side with a Spreitzung of 2 degrees.
The weapon was triggered with a photoelectric cell, which was manufactured by Opta-Radio.
The 30 mm SG 116 underwent extensive testing at Rechlin Lutwaffe facilities in late 1944 with a Fw 190

The 30 mm SG 116 (30 mm Sonder Gerät 116) recoilless cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
Fw 190
He 177
Fw 58


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