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United States' 8" Gun M1

 

  8" Gun M11,2
Caliber 8"2
Length of gun 34' 1.5"2
Length of bore  
Rifling  
Length of rifling  
Weight traveling  
Weight in action 69,300 lb1
30.93 tons2
31,462 kg1
Elevation 50°2
Traverse 30°2
Muzzle Velocity 2,840'/sec2
Range of shell 35,000 yards1, 39,635 yards2
32,025 m1
Shell weight 240 lb1,2
108.86 kg1
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
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site