Navy History and Heritage Command #NH 98088
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||Semi-fixed APC, HC and common
|Weight of round||130 lbs
|Velocity||2500 feet per second
762 meters per second
|Firing cycle||6-8 seconds|
This was the standard armament for most U.S. light cruisers. A dual mounting with antiaircraft capability was under development when the war ended.
The gun was designed for very rapid fire, but while its
super-heavy shells had excellent penetration, they also proved to have
a defective fuse design, giving a very high percentage of duds during
the crucial battles in the Solomons.
NavWeaps.com (2012-12-6; accessed 2013-10-9)
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