240mm/50 Modele 1902 gun

The 240mm/50 Modèle 1902 gun was a heavy naval gun of the French Navy.

The type was used on the Danton-class battleships as secondary battery, mounted in six twin turrets.

The guns were later used as coastal artillery after the ships were broken up, and served during the Second World War, notably in the Battle of Dakar. One twin of guns is preserved at the battery Castel Gorée, where it has been installed after 1934 to the older coastal defence armoured turret.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1902
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1902 View

Type Naval gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars First World War, Second World War
Specifications
Weight 29.55 metric tons (29.08 long tons)
Barrel length 12.508 meters (41 ft 0 in)
Shell Separate charges
Shell weight 240 kilograms (530 lb)
Caliber 240 millimeters (9.4 in)
Breech Manz interrupted screw
Rate of fire 2 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 800 meters per second (2,600 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 14,000 meters (15,000 yd) at +13°
Filling Picric acid

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