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History and Heritage Command #NH 105892. Cropped by author.
|Weight of round||50 lbs
|Velocity||3150 feet per second
960 meters per second
|Maximum elevation||25 degrees|
|Firing cycle||7 seconds|
This gun was designed exclusively for surface use and was mounted on all the older battleships and many other vessels. It was occasionally replaced with the 5"/38 as these became available. It had a tremendous muzzle velocity but a rather slow traverse and rate of fire.
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