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British 4"/45 QF Mark 5 Dual-Purpose Gun


Photograph of 4"/45 Mark 5 gun

Australian War Memorial P00444.155


Specifications:


Bore
4"
101.6mm
Ammunition Type
SAP or timed HE fixed shell.
Contact fused HE, shrapnel, and star shells also provided.

Weight of round

31 lbs
14.06kg

Velocity

2387 feet per second
782 meters per second

Maximum elevation   

80 degrees

Range

16,430 yards
15,020 meters

Altitude

31,000 feet
9450 meters

Firing cycle

3-4 seconds

This antiaircraft gun was used on a number of older carriers, cruisers, and destroyers. It apparently was never supplied with VT fused shells.


References

Campbell (1985)



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