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||Contact or time fused HE fixed
VT fused shells and Shark shells became available later in the war.
|Weight of round||35 lbs
|Velocity||2660 feet per second
811 meters per second
|Maximum elevation||80 degrees|
|Firing cycle||5 seconds|
The Mark 16 mounted in a twin Mark 19 mount became the standard medium antiaircraft
gun for the newer cruisers
and destroyers of the Royal Navy.
The mount was relatively simple, being unpowered and lacking an integral
ammunition hoist (ammunition was passed from a fixed hoist into the
back of the mount.) Singly mounted Mark 16s were used only by the Royal Australian Navy.
By the end of the war, the Mark 16 was being
supplied with VT shells with radar
proximity fuses and with Shark antisubmarine shells.
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