8 cm/40 3rd Year Type naval gun

The 8cm/40 3rd Year Type naval gun was a Japanese naval anti-aircraft gun introduced during World War I. Although designated as 8 centimeters (3.15 in), its shells were actually 76.2 millimeters (3 in) in diameter.

Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1914
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan 1914 1945 View

Type Naval gun
Place of origin  Imperial Japanese Navy
Service history
In service 1914–45
Used by  Imperial Japanese Navy
Wars World War I
World War II
Weight 600 kilograms (1,323 lb)
Barrel length 3,048 millimeters (10 ft 0 in) (bore length)
Shell Fixed
Shell weight 5.67–5.99 kilograms (12.5–13.2 lb)
Caliber 7.62-centimeter (3.0 in)
Breech sliding breech block
Elevation +75°
Rate of fire 13-20 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 680–685 meters per second (2,230–2,250 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10,800 meters (11,800 yd)

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