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Dutch 5.9"/50 QF Gun


Photograph of De Ruyter showing 5.9"/50 guns

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Specifications:


Bore
5.87"
149.1mm
Ammunition type
AP or HE semi-fixed shell
Projectile weight
103 lbs
46.7kg
Velocity 2953 feet per second
900 meters per second
Maximum elevation       60 degrees (De Ruyter and Tromp)
30 degrees (all other platforms)
Range 23,200 yards
21,200 meters


The 5.9"/50 gun was the main armament on all Dutch light cruisers of the Second World War.

References

Campbell (1985)



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