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Japanese 6"/50 Gun


Photograph of 6"/50 gun turrets

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Specifications:


Bore diameter
6.0"
152.4mm
Ammunition type
Bagged common and HE rounds.
Illuminating and antisubmarine rounds were also supplied.

Projectile weight

100 lbs
45 kg

Velocity

2805 feet per second
855 meters per second

Maximum elevation     

30 degrees

Range

22,970 yards
21,000 meters

Firing cycle

10-15 seconds


These guns were used as secondary armament on the Fuso- and Kongo-class battleships and as main armament in dual mounts on the Agano-class light cruisers. The dual mount could elevate to 55 degrees.

References

Campbell (1985)


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