Mauser MG 151

Top

MG151 top

Right side

MG151 Right

Bottom

MG151 Bottom

MG151 drawing

MG151 drawing

These 3 pictures came from a US intelligence report on a downed Ju88. The middle one shows the mount as it was installed in de Junkers and on the Drilling.


The mounting name

Einling: mono mount (word used only in conjunction with multiple gun mounts)
Zwilling: dual mount
Drilling: triple mount
Vierling: quad mount

History

The Army desperately needed anti-aircraft guns, and as the Luftwaffe had a bunch of MG's left over, so it transferred 15,000 of the MG151/15 and 151/20 weapons to the Army.

Specifications

Designation: MG 151/15 (aka MG 151)
Manufacturer: Waffenfabrik Mauser AG
Caliber: 15mm
Weight: N/A
Muzzle Velocity: 850 m/s
Rate Of Fire: 850 rounds per minute
Round Types: Belt-fed; Explosive/Incendiary, Armor Piercing, Armor Piercing/Electron Incendiary
Round Weights: N/A

Designation: MG 151/20
Manufacturer: Waffenfabrik Mauser AG
Caliber: 20mm
Weight: 42 kilos
Muzzle Velocity: 790 m/s
Rate Of Fire: 780 rounds/min
Round Types: Belt-fed; Explosive/Incendiary, Armor Piercing, Armor Piercing/Electron Incendiary
Round Weights: Spgr. 115 grams


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