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Afanasev-Makarov AM-23

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Afanasev-Makarov AM-23 - 23x115mm
Afanasev-Makarov AM-23 on Tu-16 tail - 23x115mm
Afanasev-Makarov AM-23 on Tu-95 tail - 23x115mm

The Afanasev-Makarov AM-23 is a Soviet aircraft autocannon. It entered service in 1954 and was the standard defensive armament of many Soviet aircrafts including Tu-16, Tu-95, M-4 and 3M bombers, An-8 and An-12 cargo planes, Be-8 and Be-10 hydroplanes. AM-23 was also manufactured in China as Norinco Type 23-2.


  • Caliber: 23x115mm
  • Length: 1467mm
  • Weight: 43 kg
  • Rate of fire: 1250 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 710 m/s

The Afanasev-Makarov AM-23 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Right to Shoot (Pravo na vystrel) Mounted on Pr.125A hydrofoil patrol boat 1981
Incident at Map Grid 36-80 (Sluchay v kvadrate 36-80) Mounted on Tu-16 1982
Afghan Breakdown Mounted on An-12 1991

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