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55 mm MK 112

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Service Data

In Service: 1945 to 1945

Production Data

Manufacturer: Rheinmetall-Borsig
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Maschinenkanone

Calibre: 55 mm
Length: 2.008 mm
Weight: 273 kg
Rate of fire: 400 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 610 m/s
Effective range: m
Variants:
55 mm MK 112
55 mm MK 114

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History

The 55 mm MK 112 (Maschinenkanone 112) was a machine cannon designed and produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig in 1945. The 55 mm MK 112 was a development of the 30 mm MK 108

The 55 mm MK 112 was of light construction and was particularly easy to construct due to the fact that over 80% of the weapon was made stamped parts.

The 55 mm MK 112 (Maschinenkanone 112) machine cannon was installed in the following Luftwaffe aircraft

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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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