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United States' 8" Gun M1

 

  8" Gun M1
Caliber 8"
Length of gun 34' 1.5"
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling  
Weight in action 69,300 lb
30.93 tons
31,462 kg
Elevation 50°
Traverse 30°
Muzzle Velocity 2,840'/sec
Range of shell 35,000 yards, 39,635 yards
32,025 m
Shell weight 240 lb
108.86 kg
Armor penetration  
Breech mechanism  

Sources:

  1. US Army Handbook 1939-1945, George Forty, 1995
  2. Allied Artillery of World War Two, Ian V. Hogg, 1998
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