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U.S. 3”/23 Antiaircraft Gun


Photograph of 3"/23 gun and crew

Naval Historical Center #NH 80139


Specifications:


Bore
3"
76.2mm
Ammunition type
Fixed
Weight of projectile 13 lbs
5.9 kg
Velocity 1650 feet per second
503 meters per second
Maximum elevation     
85 degrees
Range 10,100 yards
9235 meters
Altitude 18,000 feet
5490 meters


This was a very obsolete weapon, found only on the Clemsons, a few submarines, and some merchant and Coast Guard ships. There were several models. Clemson crews often referred to it as the "popgun", which gives some idea of their opinion on its effectiveness.

References

Campbell (1985)



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