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||APC shell with separate bagged
Standard HE and time fused HE shells were also available.
|Projectile weight||1590 lbs
|Velocity||2483 feet per second
757 meters per second
|Maximum elevation||40 degrees|
|Firing cycle||30 seconds (design value). The complexity of the four-gun
turret mechanisms and the lack of highly
trained crews meant that the
actual firing cycle in historical
engagements was closer to 45 seconds.
||100 rounds per gun (typically 95
APC, 5 timed HE)
This gun was mounted only on the King George V class of British battleships. It was something of an anachronism, since most of the older British battleships had 15" guns and most other nations were planning to use 16" guns on their new battleships. A few of these guns were used for shore defense.
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