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]

20mm MG213C[edit]

  • Caliber: 20 mm × 146 mm (0.79 in × 5.75 in)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165 lb); assembled[clarification needed] weight 96 kg (212 lb)
  • Length: 1,930 mm (76 in)
  • Barrel length: 1,600 mm (63 in)
  • Rate of fire: 1200–1400 rounds/min (~21 rounds/s)
  • Muzzle velocity: 1,050 m/s (3,400 ft/s)

30mm MK213C[edit]

  • Caliber: 30 mm × 146 mm (1.2 in × 5.7 in)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165 lb); assembled[clarification needed] weight 96 kg (212 lb)
  • Length: 1,630 mm (64 in)
  • Barrel length: 1,300 mm (51 in)
  • Rate of fire: 1000–1200 rounds/min
  • Muzzle velocity: 530 m/s (1,700 ft/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.