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Germany's 20 mm Guns

Weapon Type of
Ammo
Weight
(lb)
Velocity°Thickness of armor penetrated (range meters)
100 500 1000 1500 2000 2500
2cm MG151/20           
20 mm KwK 301,2 & 381,2 Pzgr1,2 0.148 kg1,2 780 m/s2 301,2 201,2 141,2        
Pzgr 401,2 0.1 kg1,2 1,050 m/s1,2 301,2 401,2 201,2        
20 mm KwK 303 & 20 mm FlaK 383 L/55,
20 mm FlaK 303 & 20 mm FlaK 383 L/112.5
Pzgr3 0.4 lb, 0.3 lb
0.148 kg3
2,559'/s
780 m/s3
303 203 143 93    
Pzgr 403 0.27 lb
0.1 kg3
3,445'/s
1,050 m/s3
303 40, 493 203     
AP  303122    
APCR  304935    
2-cm FlaK 386,
2-cm Flakvierling 386
  0.2625 lb6
0.119 kg6
2,953'/s6
900 m/s6
             

Vehicles that used 20 mm guns

Sources:

  1. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1933-1942, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  2. Panzer Truppen The Complete Guide to the Creation and Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force 1943-1945, Thomas L. Jentz, 1996
  3. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
  4. World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics, Gordon L Rottman, 2005
  5. Panzers At War, Michael and Gladys Green, 2005
  6. Artillery of World War II, Chris Chant, 2001
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