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Japanese 16.1"/45 Model 1914 Gun


Photograph of 16.1" gun turrets of Japanese battleship Nagato

National Archives #80-G-374671


Specifications:


Bore diameter
16.14"
410mm
Ammunition type
Bagged AP, timed-fuzed HE and incendiary shrapnel rounds.
Illuminating rounds were also provided.

Weight of round

2249 lbs
1020 kg

Velocity

2575 feet per second
785 meters per second

Maximum elevation     

43 degrees

Range

42,000 yards
38,400 meters

Firing cycle

21.5 seconds at low elevation


The 16"/45 Model 1914 gun was used only on the Nagato-class battleships.

References

Campbell (1985)


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