Mauser MG 213

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The Mauser MG 213 was a 20 mm aircraft-mounted revolver cannon developed for the Luftwaffe during World War II. It was never put into service, but the principles formed the basis for several post-war developments by the Allies. A 30 mm version was developed as the MG 213C or MK 213 and it was this that led to the British ADEN, French DEFA and American M39 cannon.[1][not in citation given]

20-mm-MG213C:

  • Caliber: 20 × 146 mm
  • Weight: 75 kg; Assembled weight 96 kg
  • Length: 1930 mm
  • Barrel length: 1600 mm
  • Rate of fire: 1200–1400 rounds/min (~21 rounds/s)
  • Muzzle velocity: 1050 m/s

30-mm-MK213C:

  • Caliber: 30 × 146 mm
  • Weight: 75 kg; Assembled weight 96 kg
  • Length: 1630 mm
  • Barrel length: 1300 mm
  • Rate of fire: 1000–1200 rounds/min (~19 rounds/s)
  • Muzzle velocity: 530 m/s

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Further reading[edit]

  • Walter Schmid; Mauser-Werke Oberndorf (2004). Die Entwicklungsgeschichte der Mauser-Flugzeugbordwaffe MG-MK 213 C: Vorläufer der BK 27. DWJ. ISBN 978-3-936632-38-5.