@ MR_J Unfortunatly I didn´t found anything about the amunitiontypes used in that gun, but I would be surprised if they use AP shells wacko . For myself it seems logical that they use HE shells;
Check this, very fascinating thread by the way:
anyways I'm noob if we talk about german (and many others) planes, I just say what I've read on the Internet so punch me if I talk rubish things :P
5cm Panzergranate 39:
Well known armor piercing capped, high explosive tracer ammo, projectile weight 2,06 kg, muzzle speed 823 m/s.
Penetration: 58 mm of rolled armor at 500 meters
All-in-one It would be ehm.. AP-HE-T? So both of us are right imo
Rest of available projectiles types are:
5 cm Panzergranate 40:
Armor piercing composite rigid, aluminium envelope. projectile weight 0,95 kg, Muzzle speed 1140 m/s. Penetration 73mmm armor at 500 m.
5 cm Sprenggranate L-spur.
Explosive fragmentation round, projectile weight 1,96 kg, explosive filling 550 m/s. Muzzle speed 550 m/s.
5cm minengesschos L-spur m-zerleger.
Unfortunately still I don't know what was typical order of rounds in ammunition belt. Pzgr.39 - SprnGr - Pzgr.39 - (...)? etc. Or the ammunition load depended on possible targets?
Also this is interesting, if thats true:
The Mauser 50mm in the Me 262 never fired in anger. A sole Me 262 fitted with the unit (I have covered this elsewhere on this board) was flown only by JV 44 under Nachtjagd ace Willi Herget. Both missions in the spring of 45 against B-26 twin engines was failed to be executed as the Mauser cannon jammed............