305mm/45 Modele 1906 gun

The 305mm/45 Modèle 1906 gun was a heavy naval gun of the French Navy.

The type was used on the Danton-class battleships, mounted in two twin turrets. An improved version, the 305mm/45 Modèle 1910 gun, was installed on the Courbet class.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1906
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1906 View

Type Naval gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars World War I
Weight 54.65 metric tons (53.79 long tons)
Barrel length 12.775 meters (41 ft 11.0 in)
Shell Separate charges
Shell weight 440 kilograms (970 lb)
Caliber 305 millimeters (12.0 in)
Breech Manz interrupted screw
Rate of fire 1.5 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 780 meters per second (2,600 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 14,500 meters (15,900 yd) at +12°

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