2011-08-21

Automatic cannon used by the Swedish air force

This is a copy af a document I put on the web in 1998 and last updated in 2006. Today updated by removing links.

Automatic cannon used by the Swedish air force

Akan = automatkanon = automatic cannon
Ksp = kulspruta = machinegun

Cannon by aircraft type

J 21A-1          1 x 20 mm m/41A      Hispano-Suiza type 404  
                 4 x 13.2 mm m/39A    LME  later re-barrelled to 12.7 mm
A 21A-2/A-3          20 mm m/45       Bofors  
                 4 x 13.2 mm m/39A    LME  later re-barrelled to 12.7 mm
A 21RA/A 21RB        20 mm m/45       Bofors
                 4 x 13.2 mm m/39A    LME  later re-barrelled to 12.7 mm
                 8 x 7.9 mm m/22F     Colt   In pod under fuselage
J 22A/J 22-1     2 x 13.2 mm m/39A
                 2 x 8 mm
J 22B/J 22-2     4 x 13.2 mm m/39A
B 18A            3 x 13.2 mm m/39A
B 18B            2 x 13.2 mm m/39A
T 18B                57 mm m/47      Bofors 57mm/L50  42 rounds. mountable in the bomb bay
                 2 x 20 mm m/?
J 26 Mustang     6/4 x 12.7 mm m/45    2x400 + 4x260/2x400+2x500 rounds
J 28 Vampire     4 x 20 mm m/47B     Hispano-Suiza type 804  4 x 150 rounds
J 29 Tunnan      4 x 20 mm m/47C     Hispano-Suiza type 804  4 x 180 rounds
J 30 Mosquito    4 x 20 mm m/46A     Hispano-Suiza type 404
A 32A Lansen     4 x 20 mm m/49      Bofors	4 x 180 rounds
J 32B Lansen     4 x 30 mm m/55      Aden 30    4 x 90 rounds
J 33 Venom       4 x 20 mm m/47B     Hispano-Suiza type 804 
J 34 Hunter      4 x 30 mm m/55      Aden 301   4 x 150 rounds
J 35A,B,D Draken 2 x 30 mm m/55      Aden 30    2 x 150 rounds
J 35F,J Draken       30 mm m/55      Aden 30        150 rounds
AJ/S 37 Viggen   2 x 30 mm m/55      Aden 30 in pods 2 x 150 rounds
Sk 60B,C         2 x 30 mm m/55      Aden 30 in pods 2 x 150 rounds
JA 37 Viggen         30 mm m/75      Oerlikon KCA   150 rounds
JAS 39 Gripen        27 mm m/85      Mauser BK 27   120 rounds
12.7 mm m/39A and m/45 used as practice gun on J 35 Draken, AJS 37 Viggen and Sk 60 instead of 30 mm m/55

Gun data by gun designation

7.9 mm Ksp m/22F 6.5 mm m/94 6.5x55/ 8 mm m/32 8x63     Colt-Browning
    18rd/s m/22Fv Belt feed from left, m/22Fr from right, m/22R 125 rd drum, m/22-37R 75 rd saddle magazine 
13.2/12.7 mm Akan m/39                                  Browning, FN or LME-built 
                  13.2 mm m/44 13.2x99                   24.7 kg 1.46 m  15rd/s    
                  12.7 mm m/45 12.7x99 (.50 BMG)
12.7 mm Akan m/39A  As m/39, built by LME
12.7 mm Akan m/45 12.7 mm m/45 12.7x99         13rd/s    Browning M2 Aircraft, Colt/Springfield-built
20 mm Akan m/41   20 mm m/41  20x110  880m/s  690rd/min  Hispano-Suiza 404 46 kg 2.52 m Similar to m/47 
20 mm Akan m/45   20 mm m/41  20x110  825m/s  725rd/min  Bofors        49.5 kg  2.14 m  Related to m/49
20 mm Akan m/47   20 mm m/41  20x110  805m/s  700rd/min Hispano-Suiza 804 43.5 kg 2.02 m Similar to m/41
20 mm Akan m/49   20 mm m/41  20x110  825m/s  775rd/min  Bofors        59 kg    2.11 m  Related to m/45, left- and right-feed versions
27 mm Akan m/85   27 mm m/85  27x145 1025m/s 1700rd/min  Mauser BK 27 100 kg    2.31 m
30 mm Akan m/55   30 mm m/55  30x111  800m/s 1500rd/min  Aden 30       87 kg    1.64 m
30 mm Akan m/75   30 mm m/75  30x174 1030m/s 1350rd/min  Oerlikon KCA 136 kg    2.69 m
57 mm Akan m/47   57 mm m/?   57x230 686-744m/s 100rd/min Bofors      735 kg    5.3 m

Related document: Airborne cannon data, a non-comparison table.

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