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Shipunov 2A42

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Shipunov 2A42 automatic cannon - 30x165mm
Shipunov 2A42 mounted on a Mi-28 Havoc - 30x165mm
Shipunov 2A42 mounted on BTR-90 - 30x165mm

The 30 mm automatic cannon 2A42, also known as the Shipunov 2A42, is a Soviet/Russian 30 mm automatic cannon. The 30 mm 2A42 cannon has a dual feed. One is for HE-T and the other for AP-T rounds. The gunner can select one of two rates of full automatic fire, low at 200 to 300 rds/min and high at 550 rds/min. According to the manufacturer, effective range when engaging ground targets such as light armoured vehicles is 1,500 m while soft-skinned targets can be engaged out to 2,500 m. Air targets can be engaged flying at low altitudes of up to 2,000 m at subsonic speeds and up to a slant range of 2,500 m.


  • Length: 3,027 mm
  • Weight: 115 kg
  • Rate of fire (sustained): 300 r/min
  • Rate of fire (max): 600 r/min
  • Armor penetration (60° sloping at 1,000 m): 18mm – 25 mm
  • Muzzle velocity : 880 m/s (AP-T) - 1,120 m/s (APDS)
  • Effective range
    • Light armor: 1,500 m
    • Air targets: 3,000 m
    • Ground: 2,500 m
  • Type: Twin feed, gas operated mechanism
  • Calibre: 30 x 165 mm
  • Ammunition: APDS, AP-T, HE, HEI, HE-T, HETP-T, TP

The Shipunov 2A42 automatic cannon can be seen in the following films, video games, and television series used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Cargo 300 (Gruz 300) Soviet troops Mounted on BMP-2 1989
White Crows (Belye vorony) Soviet troops Mounted on BMP-2 1989
Afghan Breakdown Soviet troops Mounted on BMP-2 1991
Black Shark (Chyornaya akula) Soviet soldiers Mounted on Ka-50 Chyornaya akula helicopter 1993
War (Voyna) Russian soldiers Mounted on BMP-2 2002
He Will Be Left Behind (Arxada qalmis gelecek) mounted on the BMP-2, Seen during the archive footage 2005
9th Company Soviet soldiers Mounted on BMP-2 2005
22 Minutes (22 minuty) Mounted on Russian Ka-52 helicopter 2014


Title Actor Character Note Date
Stormgate Russian Army soldiers Mounted on BMD-2 2006

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Date
Steel Beasts Mounted on BMD-2, BMP-2, & BMP-3, unusable 2001
Ghost Recon Mounted on BMP-2 2001
Conflict: Desert Storm Mounted on BMP-2 2002
Battlefield 2 Mounted on BTR-90, BMP-3, and Mi-28 Havoc 2005
Project Reality Mounted on BTR-80A, MT-LB 6MB, BMP-2, BMP-2M, BMP-3, & Mi-28 Havoc 2005
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Mounted on Mi-28 Havoc, unusable 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms Mounted on BMP-3, unusable 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault Mounted on BMP-2 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Mounted on BTR-90 2007
World in Conflict Mounted on BMP-2 and Mi-28 Havoc 2007
ArmA II Mounted on GAZ Vodnik, BTR-90, BMP-2, and Ka-52 Hokum-B 2009
Splinter Cell: Conviction Mounted on BTR-90 2010
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Mounted on BMP-2 (unusable) and Ka-50 Hokum 2011
Battlefield 3 Mounted on BMP-2M, BTR-90, and Mi-28 Havoc 2011
Battlefield Play4Free Mounted on BTR-90 and Mi-28 Havoc 2011
Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops Mounted on Mi-28 Havoc, unusable 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Mounted on BTR-80A and Mi-28 Havoc 2011
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Mounted on BTR-90, unusable 2012
Arctic Combat Mounted on Mi-28 Havoc, unusable 2012
Battlefield 4 Mounted on BTR-90 and Mi-28 Havoc 2013
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts Mounted on BTR-80 2019
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Mounted on BTR-80 2021


Title Character Note Date
Resident Evil: Damnation Mounted on BMP-3 2012

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