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French 15"/45 M1935 Gun


Photograph of French 15"45 gun turret

Library of Congress #LC-USE613-D-008972

Via NavWeaps.com. Cropped by author.


Specifications:


Bore
14.96"
380 mm
Ammunition type
AP shell with separate bagged propellant

Projectile weight

1949 lbs
884 kg

Velocity

2723 feet per second
830 m/s

Maximum elevation     

35 degrees

Range

45,600 yards
41,700 meters

Firing cycle

25-40 seconds

This was the most powerful gun ever shipped in the French Navy, being the main armament on the Richelieus. Apparently, no ammunition except AP was ever provided.


References

Campbell (1985)



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