graduate

British 4"/40 QF Mark 19 Gun


Photograph of British 4"/40 Mark 19 gun in action

Australian War Memorial #109986

Specifications:


Bore
4"
101.6mm
Ammunition Type
SAP fixed shell.
Contact fused HE, shrapnel and star shells were also available.
Weight of round 35 lbs
15.88 kg
Velocity 1300 feet per second
396 meters per second
Maximum elevation       40 degrees
Range 9700 yards
8870 meters
Firing cycle 4 seconds
Loadout
255 rounds per gun (typically 230 SAP, 10 HE, 15 star shell)

This simple weapon was widely employed on lesser warships and as a star shell gun on some destroyers. It was intended primarily as an antisubmarine weapon and had no antiaircraft capability.


References

Campbell (1985)



Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional