ShVAK-20 is a Soviet 20mm automatic cannon, the main weapon of Soviet fighter planes during late 1930s and World War 2. It was designed by Boris Shpitalniy and Semyon Vladimirov and entered service in 1936. More than 100,000 were manufactured until 1946. Apart from fighter planes, ShVAK was also mounted in flexible mounts on some heavy bombers. ShVAK cannons were also used as AA weapon on some torpedo boats of Soviet Navy.
ShVAK means Shpitalnyi-Vladimirov Aviatsionnyi Krupnokalibernyi ("Large-calibre for aircrafts designed by Shpitalny and Vladimirov").
The ShVAK-20 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|The Sky Slow-Mover (Nebesnyy tikhokhod)||Mounted on La-7 and Yak-9 fighter planes||1945|
|A Noisy Household (Bespokoynoe khozyaystvo)||Mounted on La-7 and Yak-9 fighter planes||1946|
|The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part I||Mounted on Yak-9; documentary footage||1949|
|Omega Option (Variant "Omega")||Mounted on Yak-9; Seen in documentary footage||1975|
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|Heroes & Generals||Mounted in various airplanes||2016|
TNSh-20 is a Soviet 20 mm automatic cannon, a tank version of the aircraft ShVAK-20 cannon. TNSh-20 was put into service in September 1941 and mounted on T-30/T-40S and T-60 light tanks.
TNSh means Tankovaya Nudelmana-Shpitalnogo ("Tank cannon desinged by Nudelman and Shpitalnyi").
The TNSh-20 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa)||Mounted on T-30 light tank||1943|
|The Front||Mounted on T-30 light tanks||1943|
|Moscow Skies (Nebo Moskvy)||Mounted on T-60 light tank||1944|