Canon de 138 mm Modele 1929

The Canon de 138 mm Modèle 1929 was a medium calibre naval gun of the French Navy used during World War II. It was used on the large destroyers (contre-torpilleurs) of the Fantasque and Mogador classes.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1934
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1934 1954 View

Type Naval gun
Place of origin  France
Service history
In service 1934—54
Used by  France
Wars World War II
Weight 4,275 kilograms (9,425 lb)Mle 1929
4,650 kilograms (10,250 lb)Mle 1934
Length 7.28 metres (23.9 ft)
Barrel length about 6.927 metres (22.73 ft)
Shell separate-loading, cased charge
Shell weight 40.6 kilograms (90 lb)
Caliber 138.6 millimetres (5.46 in)
Breech semi-automatic, horizontal sliding block
Elevation -10° to +30°
Traverse approximately 300°
Rate of fire depended on mount
Muzzle velocity 800 metres per second (2,600 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 20,000 metres (22,000 yd)

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