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U.S. 12”/50 Mark 8 Gun


Specifications:


Bore
12"
304.8mm
Ammunition type
Bagged APC and HC shells
Weight of projectile 1140 lbs
517 kg
Velocity 2500 feet per second
762 meters per second
Maximum elevation     
45 degrees
Range 38,573 yards
35,271 meters
Firing cycle 20-25 seconds
Penetration
18.2" at 10,000 yards
46 cm 9100 m


This was the main weapon of the Alaskas.  It was lightweight, had good performance, and was designed for an utterly obsolete role.

References

Campbell (1985)



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