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Germany's 20.3 cm Sk L/60 C34

These were used on the Hipper class heavy cruisers.1,2

  20.3 cm Sk L/60 C34
Caliber 20.3 cm1
Length of gun 12.15 m1
Length of bore 60 cal1, 11.587 m1
Rate of Fire 3/minute2
Rifling  
Elevation 37°1
Traverse 6°/sec1
Muzzle Velocity 925 m/sec1,2
Range of shell 30,000 m2, 36,440 m1
Shell weight 122 kg1,2
Barrel Life 600 rounds1,2

Sources:

  1. Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper Class, Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke, 2001
  2. German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45, Gordon Williamson, 2003
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