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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 30 & 38 Pzgr 0.148 kg 780 m/s 30 20 14        
Pzgr 40 0.1 kg 1,050 m/s 30 40 20        
20 mm KwK 30 & 20 mm FlaK 38 L/55,
20 mm FlaK 30 & 20 mm FlaK 38 L/112.5
Pzgr 0.4 lb, 0.3 lb
0.148 kg
2,559'/s
780 m/s
30 20 14 9    
Pzgr 40 0.27 lb
0.1 kg
3,445'/s
1,050 m/s
30 40, 49 20     
AP  303122    
APCR  304935    
2-cm FlaK 38,
2-cm Flakvierling 38
  0.2625 lb
0.119 kg
2,953'/s
900 m/s
             

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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