BL 6 inch Mk XXII naval gun

The BL 6-inch Mk XXII gun was a British high-velocity 6-inch 50-calibre wire-wound naval gun used as secondary armament on the two Nelson-class battleships, serving throughout World War II.

Country Name Origin Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1927
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United Kingdom - UK (Great Britain) 1927 1947 View

Type Naval gun
Service history
In service 1927 - 1947
Used by  Royal Navy
Wars World War II
Barrel length 300 inches (7.620 m) bore (50calibres)
Shell 1927 : 100 pounds (45 kg)
1942 : 112 pounds (51 kg)
Calibre 6-inch (152.4 mm)
Breech Welin interrupted screw
Muzzle velocity 898 metres per second (2,950 ft/s)

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