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British 6"/45 BL Mark 12 Gun


Photograph of British 6"/45 Mark 12 gun

Library of Congress #20251. Via Wikimedia Commons


Specifications:


Bore
5.985"
152.02mm
Ammunition Type
Contact-fused HE shell with bagged propellant.
CPBC and CPC shells were also available.

Weight of shell

100 lbs
45.36 kg

Velocity

2807 feet per second
856 meters per second

Maximum elevation      

40 degrees

Range

20,620 yards
18,855 meters

This gun was introduced in 1914 and was still in wide use on older British light cruisers at the start of the Pacific War. It was also widely employed on armed merchantmen.


References

Campbell (1985)



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