BL 6 inch Mk XII naval gun

The BL 6 inch Gun Mark XII was a British 45 calibres naval gun which was mounted as primary armament on light cruisers and secondary armament on dreadnought battleships commissioned in the period 1914 - 1926, and remained in service on many warships until the end of World War II.

BL 6 inch Mk XII naval gun
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Vickers Limited
Origin United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain)
Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1914
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1914 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Vickers Limited 463 View

This was a high-velocity naval gun consisting of inner "A" tube, "A" tube, wound with successive layers of steel wire, with a jacket over the wire.

Type Naval gun
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
In service 1914 - 1945
Used by British Empire
Wars World War I
World War II
Production history
Designer Vickers
Designed 1913
Manufacturer Vickers
Number built 463
Weight 15,512 pounds (7,036 kg) barrel & breech
Barrel length 270 inches (6.858 m) bore (45cal)
Shell 100 pounds (45.36 kg)Lyddite, Armour-piercing,Shrapnel
Calibre 6 inches (152.4 mm)
Breech Welin interrupted screw
Recoil Hydro-spring, 16.5 inches (420 mm)
Elevation -7° - 30°
Muzzle velocity 2,825 feet per second (861 m/s)
Maximum firing range 19,660 metres (21,500 yd)

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