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37-mm N-37

Country of Origin: Russia


The Nudelman N-37 is a single-barrel 37-mm cannon fitted to the MiG-17 Fresco fighter aircraft. It also armed MiG-9, MiG-15, early MiG-19 and Yak-25 jets.

The weapon replaced the similar NS-37 (for Nudelman-Suranov). It had a reduced weight and dimensions compared to its predecessor; the firing rate was improved. The 23 percent drop in muzzle velocity was compensated by 60 percent increase in fire rate. Weight fell by 30 percent.

The N-37 fired high-explosive incendiary (HEI),...

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