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German 4.1"/45 SKC/32 Gun


Photograph of 4.1" U-boat deck gun
NavWeaps.com. Fair use may apply.


Specifications:


Bore diameter
4.134"
105mm
Ammunition type
Fixed HE
HE incendiary and AP were also available  but were rarely issued to U-boats

Weight of round

33.3 lbs
15.1 kg

Velocity

2575 feet per second
785 meters per second

Range

16,595 yards
15,175 meters


This weapon was used on U-boats and other smaller German warships. The wet mount used on U-boats had a maximum elevation of just 30 degrees, and thus no antiaircraft capability.

References

Campbell (1985)

NavWeaps.org (accessed 2010-1-18)



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