ADEN cannon The Royal Small Arms Factory ADEN is a 30 mm revolver cannon used on many military aircraft, particularly those of the British Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm.
Afanasev A-12.7 The Afanasev A-12.7 is a machine gun developed by Nikolay M. Afanasev in 1949, intended to aide the defensive turrets against the Tu-4 bomber.
Afanasev Makarov AM-23 The Afanasev Makarov AM-23 is a Russian designed aircraft cannon that has been used in a number of planes in the Soviet Air Force.
Berezin B-20 The Berezin B-20 (Березин Б-20) was a 20 mm caliber autocannon used by Soviet aircraft in World War II.
Berezin UB Berezin UB (УБ - Универсальный Березина, Universalni Berezina, Berezin's Universal) was a 12.7 mm caliber Soviet aircraft machine gun widely used during World War II.
BK 37 The Bordkanone BK 3,7 ((on-)board cannon 37) was a 37mm anti-tank/bomber autocannon based on the earlier 37 mm Flak 18 made by Rheinmetall.
BK 5 cannon The Bordkanone 5, or BK 5 for short, was a 50 mm autocannon intended primarily for use against Allied heavy bombers, especially the United States Army Air Forces's (USAAF) combat box ...
Breda-SAFAT machine gun Breda-SAFAT, (Società Italiana Ernesto Breda per Costruzioni Meccaniche / Breda Meccanica Bresciana - Società Anonima Fabbrica Armi Torino) was an Italian weapons manufacturer of the 193...
Colt Mk 12 cannon The Colt-Browning Mk 12 was a 20 mm cannon widely used by the United States Navy after World War II.
COW 37 mm gun The COW 37 mm gun was a British automatic cannon that was developed as a heavy-calibre aircraft weapon.
DEFA cannon The DEFA cannon (Direction des Études et Fabrications d'Armement) is a family of widely used French-made aircraft revolver cannons firing the standard 30 mm caliber NATO rounds.
EX-17 Heligun The EX-17 Heligun is a two barrel 7.62x51mm NATO calibre machine gun.
GAU-12 Equalizer The General Dynamics GAU-12/U Equalizer is a five-barrel 25 mm Gatling-type rotary cannon.
GAU-13 The General Electric GAU-13/A is a 30 mm electric Gatling-type rotary cannon derived from the GAU-8 Avenger cannon.
GAU-19 The GECAL 50, officially designated by the United States military as the GAU-19/A, is an electrically driven Gatling gun that fires the .50 BMG (12.7×99mm) cartridge.
GAU-2 The Minigun is a 7.62 mm, multi-barrel heavy machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute), employing Gatling-style rotating barrels with an external power source.
GAU-7 cannon The Ford-Philco GAU-7/A was an abortive program initiated by United States Air Force in the late 1960s to develop a new cannon to replace the M61 Vulcan on the then-upcoming F-15 Eagle.
GAU-8 Avenger The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon that is typically mounted to the United States Air Force's Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbo...
GIAT 30 The GIAT 30 is a series of 30 mm cannon developed to replace the DEFA 550 series weapons on French military aircraft.
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-23 (ГШ-23) is a twin-barreled 23 mm autocannon developed in the Soviet Union, primarily for military aircraft use.
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-2 (ГШ-30-2) or GSh-2-30 is a powerful dual-barrel autocannon developed for use on certain Soviet military aircraft.
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-301 The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-30-1 (the actual Russian designation is GSh-301; also known by the GRAU index designation 9A-4071K) is a 30 mm cannon designed for use on Soviet and later Rus...
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23 (Грязев-Шипунов ГШ-6-23) (GRAU designation: 9A-620 for GSh-6-23, 9A-768 for GSh-6-23M modernized variant) is a powerful, fast-firing six-barreled 23 mm rotary ...
Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 The Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 (Russian: Грязев-Шипунов ГШ-6-30) is a Russian 30 mm Gatling-style aircraft-mounted machine gun used by Soviet and later CIS military aircraft.
Gun pod A gun pod is a detachable pod or pack containing machine guns or automatic cannon and ancillaries, mounted externally on a vehicle such as a military aircraft which may or may not also have its ...
Hispano-Suiza HS.404 The HS.404 was an autocannon produced by Hispano-Suiza and was widely used as both an aircraft and land based weapon in the 20th century by French, British, American and numerous other military ...
Hispano-Suiza HS.820 The Hispano-Suiza HS.820 was a 20 mm autocannon developed primarily for aircraft use, but more widely used in a series of ground-based anti-aircraft guns.
Ho-1 cannon Ho-1 was a Japanese autocannon used during World War II, it was a Type 97 20 mm anti-tank rifle adopted for use in bomber turrets.
Ho-103 machine gun The 12.7mm Type 1 (1941) was a Japanese aircraft machine gun widely used during World War II and also known as the Ho-104.
Ho-155 cannon The 30mm Ho-155 cannon was a Japanese aircraft autocannon used during World War II, often confused with the Ho-105 or Ho-151.
Ho-203 cannon Ho-203 was a Japanese autocannon that saw considerable use during World War II. It was a long-recoil automation of the Year 11 Type direct-fire infantry gun.
Ho-204 cannon Ho-204 was a Japanese aircraft autocannon that saw limited use during World War II. It was the largest gun to see active service derived from the Model 1921 Aircraft Browning.
Ho-3 cannon Ho-3 was a Japanese autocannon used during World War II. It was a drum-fed improvement of the magazine-fed Ho-1 cannon, itself derived from the Type 97 antitank rifle.
Ho-301 cannon The Ho-301 was a Japanese 40 millimeter calibre autocannon that saw limited use during World War II, on Japanese Army Nakajima Ki-44 and Kawasaki Ki-45 KAI aircraft.
Ho-401 cannon Ho-401 was a Japanese aircraft autocannon that saw limited, if any, use during World War II. It was a large-caliber version of the 37 mm Ho-203 cannon.
Ho-5 cannon The Ho-5 (Army Type 2) was a Japanese aircraft autocannon used during World War II. Like all Army Brownings, it was a version of the American Model 1921 Browning aircraft machine gun.
M197 Gatling gun The M197 electric cannon is a three-barreled electric Gatling-type rotary cannon used by the United States military.
M2 Browning machine gun The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning.
M230 Chain Gun The Hughes M230 Chain Gun is a 30 mm, single-barrel automatic cannon developed by Hughes and now manufactured by Alliant Techsystems.
M230 chain gun The Hughes M230 Chain Gun is a 30 mm, single-barrel automatic cannon developed by Hughes and now manufactured by Alliant Techsystems.
M240 machine gun The M240, officially Machine Gun, 7.62mm, M240, is the US military designation for the FN MAG (Mitrailleuse d'Appui Général, meaning General Purpose Machine Gun), a family of belt-...
M39 cannon The M39 cannon was a 20 mm caliber single-barreled revolver cannon developed for the United States Air Force in the late 1940s.
M4 cannon The 37 mm Automatic Gun, M4, known as the T9 during development, was a 37 mm (1.46 in) recoil operated autocannon designed by Browning Arms Company.
M60 machine gun The M60, officially the United States Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60, is a family of American general-purpose machine guns firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating be...
M61 Vulcan The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate.
M621 cannon The M621 is a 20 mm automatic cannon of French design, developed by Nexter as on-board armament for armored vehicles, aircraft, helicopters and small coastal vessels of the French Navy.
M75 grenade launcher The M75 is a 40mm automatic grenade launcher that was used primarily as an aircraft weapon in United States service and was one of the first weapons to use the high velocity 40x53mm grenade.
MAC 1934 In 1934, the Manufacture d'Armes de Châtellerault completed the development of the MAC 1934 machine gun to replace the Darne mod.
Mauser BK-27 The BK 27 (also BK27 or BK-27) (German acronym for Bordkanone, "on-board cannon") is a caliber revolver cannon manufactured by Mauser (now part of Rheinmetall) of Germany.
Mauser MG 213 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...
MG 131 machine gun The MG 131 (shortened from German: Maschinengewehr 131, or "Machine gun 131") was a German 13 mm caliber machine gun developed in 1938 by Rheinmetall-Borsig and produced from 1940 to 1945.
MG 15 The MG 15 was a German 7.92 mm machine gun designed specifically as a hand manipulated defensive gun for combat aircraft during the early 1930s.
MG 151 cannon The MG 151 (MG 151/15) was a 15 mm aircraft-mounted autocannon produced by Waffenfabrik Mauser during World War II. It was the prototype for the 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon wid...
MG 17 machine gun The MG 17 was a 7.92 mm machine gun produced by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use at fixed mountings in many World War II Luftwaffe aircraft.
MG 81 machine gun The MG 81 was a German belt fed 7.92 mm machine gun, used in flexible installations in World War II Luftwaffe aircraft, replacing the older drum magazine-fed MG 15.
MG FF cannon The MG FF was a drum-fed, 20 mm aircraft autocannon, developed in 1936 by Ikaria Werke Berlin of Germany.
Minigun The M134 Minigun is a 7.62x51 mm NATO, six-barreled machine gun with a high rate of fire (2,000 to 6,000 rounds per minute).
MK 101 cannon The MK 101 is the designation of a 30 mm autocannon used in German combat aircraft during World War II. Although accurate and powerful, with a high muzzle velocity, it was very heavy, with ...
MK 103 cannon The Rheinmetall-Borsig MK 103 ("MK" - Maschinenkanone) was a German 30 mm caliber autocannon that was mounted in German combat aircraft during World War II. Intended to be a dual purpose wea...
MK 108 cannon The MK 108 (German: Maschinenkanone—"machine cannon") was a 30 mm caliber autocannon manufactured in Germany during World War II by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use in aircraft.
MK 115 cannon The MK 115 (German: Maschinenkanone—"machine cannon") was an autocannon developed in Germany in late World War II by Rheinmetall-Borsig for use in aircraft.
Nudelman N-37 The N-37 was a powerful, 37 mm (1.46 in) aircraft cannon used by the Soviet Union.
Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 The Nudelman-Rikhter NR-23 is a Soviet cannon widely used in military aircraft of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.
Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 The Nudelman-Rikhter NR-30 was a Soviet autocannon widely used in military aircraft of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.
Nudelman-Suranov NS-23 The NS-23 was a aircraft cannon designed by A. E. Nudelman, A. Suranov, G. Zhirnykh, V. Nemenov, S. Lunin, and M. Bundin during World War II as a replacement for the Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 cannon.
Nudelman-Suranov NS-37 The Nudelman-Suranov NS-37 (Нудельман - Суранов НС-37) was a aircraft cannon, which replaced the unreliable Shpitalny Sh-37 gun.
Nudelman-Suranov NS-45 The Nudelman-Suranov NS-45 was an enlarged version of the Soviet Nudelman-Suranov NS-37 aircraft autocannon.
Oerlikon FF The FF were a series of 20mm autocannon introduced by Oerlikon in the late 1920s.
Oerlikon KCA The Oerlikon KCA is a Swiss gas-operated single-barrel revolver cannon developed for aircraft use.
PV-1 machine gun PV-1 (Pulemet Vozdushny, airborne machine gun) is a Soviet air-cooled version of the Russian M1910 Maxim for mounting on aircraft.
Rheinmetall RMK30 The RMK 30 (Rückstoßfreie Maschinenkanone 30; recoilless autocannon) is a recoilless 30 mm caliber autocannon firing caseless 30 x 250 mm ammunition cartridges.
Rikhter R-23 The Rikhter R-23 is an aircraft autocannon developed for the Soviet Air Force.
Savin-Norov machine gun The SN (Savin and Norov) was an aircraft machine gun manufactured in small numbers in the Soviet Union before World War II.
Schräge Musik In World War II, Schräge Musik was the name the Germans gave to upward-firing autocannons that the Luftwaffe mounted in night fighter aircraft.
ShKAS machine gun The ShKAS (Shpitalny-Komaritski Aviatsionny Skorostrelny, Shpitalny-Komaritski rapid fire machine gun for aircraft; Russian: ШКАС - Шпитальный-Комарицкий Авиационны...
Shpitalny Sh-37 The Shpitalny Sh-37 (Шпитальный - Ш-37) was the first indigenous Soviet aircraft cannon, designed by Boris Shpitalniy at OKB-15.
ShVAK cannon The ShVAK (ШВАК: Шпитальный-Владимиров Авиационный Крупнокалиберный, Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov Aviatsionnyi Krupnokalibernyi, "Shpitalny-Vladimirov large-calibre for aircraft") was a 20 mm autoc...
Type 1 machine gun The Type 1 machine gun was developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy during World War II. It was an adaptation of the German MG 15 machine gun.
Type 2 machine gun The Type 2 machine gun was developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was an adaptation of the German MG 131 machine gun.
Type 3 machine gun Type 3 (三式, San-Shiki) was a Japanese Navy aircraft machine gun used during World War II. It was based on the American M2 Browning machine gun but used the 13.2x96mm Hotchkiss cartridge.
Type 5 cannon The 30mm Type 5 cannon was a Japanese Navy autocannon used near the end of World War II. It was an indigenous design with better performance than Oerlikon-derived Type 2 or Browning-derived Ho-1...
Type 89 machine gun Type 89 refers to two families of unrelated Imperial Japanese Army aircraft machine guns.
Type 92 machine gun The Type 92 7.7mm machine gunãwas developed for aerial use for the Imperial Japanese Navy before World War II. It was the standard hand-held machine gun in multi-place IJN aircraft during the ...
Type 99 cannon The Type 99-1 cannon and Type 99-2 cannon were Japanese versions of the Oerlikon FF and Oerlikon FFL. They were adopted by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1939 and served as their standard a...
Vickers .50 machine gun The Vickers .50 machine gun, also known as the 'Vickers .50' was basically the same as the Vickers machine gun but scaled up to use a larger calibre round.
Vickers K machine gun The Vickers K machine gun, known as the Vickers Gas Operated (Vickers G.O.) in British service, was a rapid-firing machine gun developed and manufactured for use in aircraft by Vickers-Arm...
Vickers machine gun The Vickers machine gun or Vickers gun is a name primarily used to refer to the water-cooled .303 British (7.7 mm) machine gun produced by Vickers Limited, originally for the British Army.
Vickers S The Vickers Class "S" was a 40 mm (1.57 in) cannon used to arm British aircraft for attacking ground targets in the Second World War.
Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 (Волков-Ярцев ВЯ-23) is a autocannon used on Soviet aircraft during World War II.
XM133 Minigun The XM133 Minigun is a 6-barreled Gatling-type machine-gun.
XM214 Microgun The XM214 is a prototype 5.56 mm rotary-barreled machine gun.
XM301 The XM301 Cannon is an externally-powered, three-barrel 20 mm Gatling gun made by General Dynamics for the U.S. Army.
Yak-B 12.7mm machine gun The Yakushev-Borzov YakB-12.7 mm is a remotely controlled 12.7×108mm caliber four-barrel Gatling gun developed by the Soviet Union for the Mil Mi-24 attack gunship and low-capacity troop transpo...