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British 57mm/40 QF Mark 1 Gun


Specifications:


Bore
2.244"
57mm
Ammunition Type
HE or AP fixed ammunition

Weight of round

6 lbs
2.72 kg

Velocity

1765 feet per second
538 meters per second

Maximum elevation     

38 degrees

Range

9400 yards
8600 meters

The 6pdr Hotchkiss gun was a very old design originally developed in 1884 to deal with torpedo boats. The design was revived for use on smaller warships in a new non-recoil mount.


References

Campbell (1985)



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