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50 mm Mk 214A


50 mm MK 214A

Service Data

In Service: 1944 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Mauser
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinenkanone

Calibre: 50 mm
Length: 4.16 mm
Weight: 718 kg
Rate of fire: 150 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 930 m/s
Effective range: m
5 cm Flak 41
5 cm Flak 214
Mk 214A Cannon

Other: Armaments


The 50 mm MK 214A (Maschinenkanone 214A) was designed by Mauser Werke AG alongside the 5 cm BK (Bordkanone) which was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig. The 50 mm MK 214 was of a complicated construction, and there were 390 individual parts, which made it far too complicated for aircraft installation, however the second version the 50 mm MK 214A was installed in the Me 262 and this was test flown by Karl Baur in February 1945. Extensive testing was carried out during March 1945.

The 50 mm MK 214A (Maschinenkanone 214A) machine cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft
Me 262
Me 410


50 mm Mk 214A Me 262 picture 2
50 mm Mk 214A Me 262 picture 3
50 mm Mk 214A Me 262 picture 4
50 mm Mk 214A Me 410A picture 5
50 mm Mk 214A Me 410B picture 6

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