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Vickers 40mm Class S Cannon



Specifications:

Ammunition
HE or AP from 15 round drum
Velocity 1870 feet per second (AP)
570 m/s (AP)
Projectile Weight      
3 lbs (AP)
1360 grams (AP)
Rate of fire     
100 rounds per minute
Gun Weight
295 lbs
134 kg


The Vickers Class S cannon was based on the COW gun of the First World War, rechambered for Vicker's 40mm naval cartridge. It had a long recoil action and was fed from 15-round drum magazines. Designed as defensive armament for bombers, it ended up being used only in the tank buster role.

References

Williams and Gustin (2003)


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