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The Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm Gun is a series of light anti-aircraft ordnance and autocannons in use with the Sultan's Navy and the Armies of the Five Deserts since its introduction in 1926 in several versions and mounts.

Gabha Blacksmiths Limited produces these guns in the different versions under license as Gabha G-36 20mm Gun, mounted on several platforms over the years.

Design

Versions

Alqatat Gunsmiths Limited

Gabha Blacksmiths Limited (License Production as Gabha G-36 20mm Gun)

Technical Data

Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm Aircraft Gun

20x82-Series

42kg, 1.8m long, 650-800 rpm, 700-800 m/s muzzle velocity

Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm Advanced Aircraft Gun

20x110-Series

46kg, gas-operated, 1,000 rpm, 1090 m/s muzzle velocity

Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm Tank Gun

20x138-Series recoil-operated bolt, turreted, 1050 m/s muzzle velocity, used on early light tanks and APCs

Alqatat Gunsmiths 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle

20x138-Series 50kg weight, 2.2 metres long, 1.5 m barrel, gas operated, 10 rounds box magazine, later used as anti-material rifle

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