20 mm Breda 1941 ??

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20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by jopaerya » 05 Sep 2012 14:11

Hello All

Who knows if this gun was in active service or just "showroom model" ??

Regards Jos
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Re: 20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by fert » 05 Sep 2012 18:36

Hi
the Breda 41 was developed by a gun of aviation type;
firing rate 600 r/m
weight 42Kg
the clip charger was replaced by a 20 rounds box magazine, or 50 rounds magazine as in yours pic.
the six barrels version was fitted in 4 destroyers of Cyclone class in place of the third 100/47 gun.
22 units of six barrel guns for the Aquila carrier.
The Breda trial also concerned twin and four barrel version, intended for the MAS boats and for the field gun, that the Army High Command wanted to introduce in 1944
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Re: 20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by jopaerya » 05 Sep 2012 19:00

Thanks Fert :welcome:

Mille grazie, so if I understand you correct they were used on the destroyer of the Cyclone class .

Regards Jos

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Re: 20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by Dili » 05 Sep 2012 20:00

As far as i know some Ciclone had the German Quad not the Breda, it mantained the dual Bredas, some had single Scotti 20/70 too. 6 pack Breda was never operational.

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http://www.navymodeling.com/foto2004_lu ... lone2.html

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Re: 20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by fert » 06 Sep 2012 18:19

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Re: 20 mm Breda 1941 ??

Post by Dili » 06 Sep 2012 20:22

Do you have a photo? i have never saw any photo of a 6 breda operational neither the 4.

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