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British 16"/45 Gun


Photograph of 16"/45 gun turrets

Imperial War Museum. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Bore
16"
  406mm
Ammunition type
APC shell with separate bagged propellant.
HE and time fused HE shells were also available.

Projectile weight

2048 lbs
929 kg

Velocity

2614 feet per second
797 m/s

Maximum elevation     

40 degrees

Range

39,780 yards
36,375 meters

Firing cycle

30 seconds designed
35-40 seconds in practice

This gun was mounted in the Nelsons in triple turrets. These proved troublesome at first and the bugs were not worked out until 1939.


References

Campbell (1985)



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