GIAT M621

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Gazelle mounted GIAT M621 - 20x102mm
GIAT THL 20 - 20x102mm

The M621 is a French 20 mm automatic cannon, designed by GIAT (now Nexter Systems). It is used on armored vehicles, aircrafts, helicopters and small coastal vessels in France, India, Romania and other countries. Its variants include THL 20, chin mounting for helicopters; SH 20, door mounting for helicopters; CP 20, pintle-mounted naval gun, and others. The gun entered service in 1973 and is still in service today.

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Specifications

  • Type: Automatic gun
  • Calibre: 20×102 mm
  • Gun Weight: 100.3 lbs (45.5 kg)
  • Gun Length: 86.9 in (220.7 cm)
  • Bore Length: 57.5 in (146 cm)
  • Capacity: Belt fed, platform dependent capacity (160 for model 15A naval mounting, 300-750 for THL 20)
  • Rate of fire: 750 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 980-1030 m/s depending on ammunition type

The M621 can be seen in the following films and video games:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Shadow Man THL 20 version; mounted on IAR 330L SOCAT 2006

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
World in Conflict Mounted on Aérospatiale Gazelle SA 341F 2007



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