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Japan's 16" / 16.1" gun

Design

The 16" was made by Vickers.

Usage

The 16" and 16.1" guns were mounted in Japanese battleships.

Specifications

  16"
Caliber 45
Weight 105 tons
Elevation  
Muzzle Velocity 2,600'/sec
Range of shell  
Shell Weight - AP  
Rate of Fire  
  16" / 406 mm Type 1918
Caliber 45
Weight  
Elevation  
Muzzle Velocity  
Range of shell  
Shell Weight 2,190 lb
993 kg
Rate of Fire 1.3 rpm
  16.1" Type 1914
Caliber 45
Weight  
Elevation  
Muzzle Velocity  
Range of shell 42,000 yards
Shell Weight - AP  
Rate of Fire  

Sources:

  1. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War, Mark E. Stille, 2013
  2. Janes' Fighting Ships of World War II, 1989
  3. The Imperial Japanese Navy, A. J. Watts and B. G. Gordon, 1971
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