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British 8"/50 Mark 8 Gun


Photograph of 8"/50 guns on HMS Kent

Imperial War Museum 4700-01. Via Wikimedia Commons
Cropped by author


Specifications:


Bore
8"
203.2mm
Ammunition Type
SAPC or HE shells with bagged propellant
Weight of round 256 lbs
116.1 kg
Velocity 2805 feet per second
855 meters per second
Maximum elevation       45 degrees
Range 30,650 yards
28,030 meters
Firing cycle 11 seconds

This gun was used on almost all British heavy cruisers built during the war.


References

Campbell (1985)



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