MK 214A cannon
|Type||Single-barrel automatic cannon|
|Place of origin||Nazi Germany|
|Used by||Nazi Germany (Test / R&D only)|
|Wars||World War II|
|Manufacturer||Mauser Werke AG|
|Mass||718 kg (1,583 lb)|
|Length||4.16 m (13.6 ft)|
|Barrel length||2.825 m (9 ft 3.2 in)|
|Cartridge||Fixed QF 50×419 mmR|
|Cartridge weight||1,54 kg|
|Caliber||50 mm (1.969 in)|
|Rate of fire||150 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||920 m/s (3,000 ft/s)|
|Feed system||30 round|
Intended for use on the Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a/U4, Mauser designed the MK 214, derived from the 5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun. Initial trials with the MK 214 revealed it to be over-complicated, so a refined version was developed as the MK 214A, flight tests of which were carried out from February 1945 by Karl Baur, but the weapon was not deployed operationally.
A similar installation using the BK 5 cannon was also planned.
- "A. L. BENTLEY DRAWINGS | Mauser MK 214A 50mm Cannon". www.albentley-drawings.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
- Bruce, Mr A I. "50 mm MK 214A (Maschinenkanone 214A)". www.wehrmacht-history.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21.