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U.S. 6”/53 Mark 12 Gun


Photograph of 6"/53 gun turret

National Archives #19-N-33050. Cropped by author.

Specifications:


Bore
6"
152.4 mm
Ammunition type
Bagged
Weight of projectile 105 lbs
47.6 kg
Velocity 3000 feet per second
914 meters per second
Maximum elevation       30 degrees
Range 25,300 yards
23,130 meters


This gun was used on the Omahas and a few large submarines.

References

Campbell (1985)


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