Ho-5 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. The Ho-5 was belt-fed using typical Browning-style steel disintegrating links. The cartridge used was a shortened version of the Allied 20 x 110 Hispano-Suiza.

The Ho-5 was used mostly as wing mounts in late-war fighters, but saw limited use as cowl mounted in fighters and as flexible mounted (retrofit) in bombers.

pecifications

*Caliber: 20 mm (0.8 in)
*Ammunition: 20 x 94 (84.5 g)
*Weight: 35 kg (77 lb)
*Rate of fire: 450-600 rounds/min
*Muzzle velocity: 750 m/s (2,460 ft/s)


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