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US Navy 090129-N-4774B-008 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Nicholas Brassard inspects rounds for the MK-38 25mm machine gun system

Military armorer personnel inspecting a belt of 25mm Shells in real-life.

A 25mm Cannon is referred to the size of shell fired from different types of vessels and aircraft. The shells can be of either high-explosive or armor-piercing 25mm shells.

Battlefield 4Edit

25mm Cannon
BF4 25mm
Vehicle Type

Attack Boat
Scout Helicopter
Stealth Jet

Unlocked At

• AB: Default Weapon
• SH: 12000 Score
• SJ: 12000 Score

Customization Slot

Primary Weapon

"Fires 25mm shell effective against light and medium armor as well as infantry"
— In-game Description

The 25mm Cannon is a Vehicle Specialization appearing in Battlefield 4 for Attack Boats, Scout Helicopters, and Stealth Jets. Attack boats have this as their default weapon, while Scout helicopters and Stealth Jets have to unlock it.

The 25mm Cannon is the Primary Weapon Specialization for Attack Boats. It provides an excellent all-rounded weapon, balancing advantages and disadvantages of of the Burst Cannon and 30mm Cannon Specializations respectively. It has relatively lighter splash and direct damage than the 30mm cannon, but unlike the latter, it has minor bullet drop and higher muzzle velocity, relatively good against low flying Helicopters of all types, but is bettered by the muzzle velocity of the Burst Cannon.

For Stealth Jets, the 25mm Cannon provides an overall good middle-ground between the rapid-fire, but light-damage 20mm Cannon and the heavier-hitting but slow fire-rate of the 30mm Cannon. It has a slightly lower rate of fire than the 20mm, but deals slightly higher damage and, due to its fire rate, has somewhat less spread and higher accuracy than the 20mm. The 25mm Cannon is popular in the role of anti-infantry due to these advantages. Many pilots are quick to select the 25mm Cannon as their Primary armament due to its versatility and multi-role use. Unlike the 25mm Cannon equipped aboard Attack Boats & Scout Helicopters, the Cannon aboard the Stealth Jet has a greatly increased muzzle velocity and does not require a reload or carry limited ammunition (although, like all Stealth Jet Cannon types, are prone to overheat and cool-down time).

The 25mm Cannon is a Primary Weapon Specialization for Scout Helicopters which replaces the default 7.62mm Miniguns. Although it has a lower rate of fire than the 7.62mm, it is fitted with explosive rounds which deals splash damage, greatly increasing its effectiveness against vehicles. Additionally, the projectiles also deal splash damage around the point of impact, making it significantly easier to kill infantry, especially in groups. Its drawbacks compared to the 7.62mm Miniguns however, are its limited ammo, requirement of reload and lower muzzle velocity, making attacking or defending against fast, fixed-wing aircraft increasingly difficult.

Damage Statistic & Effects Edit

Stealth Jets Edit

The following is a list of effects and damage to specific vehicle types from an entire full-length burst from the 25mm cannon by Stealth Jets.

For added consistency, damage results were gathered with all shells striking the target in one full-length burst with no misses, and without the "Belt Feeder" vehicle specialisation equipped. Only the highest damage output recorded are listed, rounded off to the nearest '5'.

Vehicle Type Total damage
Main Battle Tank ≈ 30
Infantry Fighting Vehicle ≈ 30
Mobile Anti-Aircraft ≈ 30
M142 HIMARS ≈ 80
MRAP Jeeps ≈ 90
Attack Boat ≈ 45
RHIB Boat ≈ 95
Transport Helicopter ≈ 50
Attack Helicopter ≈ 90, Critical Disable
Scout Helicopter ≈ 90, Critical Disable

Attack Boat Edit

The following is a list of effects and damage to specific vehicle types from impacts by the 25mm Shell fired from Attack Boats. To maintain consistency, results are gathered from damage inflicted upon the target by the shell impacting at a 90 degree angle. Damage resulting from impacts at an angle other than 90 degrees are not listed due to slight variations of damage at different angles of degrees of shell impact.

Note that damage results are measured in both "Damage Per-Shot/Shells" ("D.P.S"), and "Damage Per-Magazine" ("D.P.M").

Vehicle Type D.P.S Rear D.P.M Rear D.P.S Sides D.P.M Sides D.P.S Front D.P.M Front
Main Battle Tank 3 86 2 52 2 44
Infantry Fighting Vehicle 2 53 2 52 2 54
Mobile Anti-Aircraft 2 53 2 52 2 48
MRAP Jeep 2 74 2 78 3 91, Critical Disable
Light Jeep 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed)
Attack Boat 2 41 2 56 2 61
M142 HIMARS 2 75 2 72 3 98 (Critical Disable
Quad Bike 23 100+ (Destroyed) 23 100+ (Destroyed) 23 100+ (Destroyed)
RHIB Boat 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed)
Personal Watercraft (PWC) 23 100+ (Destroyed) 23 100+ (Destroyed) 23 100+ (Destroyed)
Transport Helicopter 3 95, Critical Disable 3 95, Critical Disable 3 95, Critical Disable
Scout Helicopter 5 100+ (Destroyed) 5 100+ (Destroyed) 5 100+ (Destroyed)
Attack Helicopter 5 100+ (Destroyed) 5 100+ (Destroyed) 5 100+ (Destroyed)
Stealth Jet 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed)
Attack Jet 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed)

Scout Helicopters Edit

The following is a list of effects and damage to specific vehicle types from impacts by the 25mm Shell fired from Attack Boats. To maintain consistency, results are gathered from damage inflicted upon the target by the shell impacting at a 90 degree angle. Damage resulting from impacts at an angle other than 90 degrees are not listed due to slight variations of damage at different angles of degrees of shell impact.

Note that damage results are also measured in both "Damage Per-Shot/Shells" ("D.P.S"), and "Damage Per-Magazine" ("D.P.M").

Vehicle Type D.P.S Rear D.P.M Rear D.P.S Sides D.P.M Sides D.P.S Front D.P.M Front
Main Battle Tank 2 50 2 32 2 20
Infantry Fighting Vehicle 2 32 2 39 2 38
Mobile Anti-Aircraft 3 35 3 34 3 39
MRAP Jeep 3 55 2 49 2 45
Light Jeep 6 95 6 95 6 95
Attack Boat 2 25 3 38 2 25
M142 HIMARS 2 41 2 41 2 55
Quad Bike 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed)
RHIB Boat 2 55 2 55 2 55
Personal Watercraft (PWC) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed) 6 100+ (Destroyed)
Transport Helicopter 2 65 2 65 2 65
Scout Helicopter 4 97 4 97 4
Attack Helicopter 4 97 4 97 4 97
Stealth Jet 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed)
Attack Jet 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed) 4 100+ (Destroyed)


Trivia Edit

Battlefield 4 Edit

  • Functionality wise, it is unusual that the muzzle velocity and fire rate of the 25mm Cannon are different between Stealth Jets and Scout Helicopters/Attack boats, even though they fire the same type of shells. This is probably due to game-balancing reasons

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