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French 5.5"/50 M1929 Gun


Specifications:


Bore
5.457"
138.6mm
Ammunition type
Semifixed SAP and HE rounds

Projectile weight

89.5 lbs
40.6 kg

Velocity

2625 feet per second
800 m/s

Maximum elevation     

30 degrees

Range

21,870 yards
20,000 meters

Firing cycle

5 seconds nominal. In practice, 8-9 seconds.

This gun was used as the main armament on the Le Fantastique class of large destroyers.


References

Campbell (1985)



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