Otobreda 127/54 Compact

The Otobreda 127mm/54 Compact (127/54C) gun is a dual purpose naval artillery piece built by the Italian company Oto Melara. It uses the 127mm round which is also used in the 5 inch/ 54 gun, albeit that this gun calibre is measured in imperial measurements rather than metric. The gun uses an automatic loading system where 66 127mm rounds of various kinds can be stored ready-to-fire in three loader drums (each holding 22 rounds). The barrel is water-cooled. Currently the gun is still in use by navies around the world but it is slowly being replaced by the Otobreda 127/64 for new vessels, such as the German Navy's F125-class frigate and Italian Navy's FREMM.

Otobreda 127/54 Compact
Class Vehicle
Type Towed Artillery
Manufacturer Oto Melara
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1992
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Type Naval gun
Place of origin Italy
Service history
Used by See users
Production history
Designer Oto Melara
Crew remote controlled
Caliber 127 mm (5.0 in)
Elevation -15°/+83°
Traverse 360°
speed: 40°/s
Rate of fire 40 rounds/min
Effective firing range ±30 km (100 km with guided VOLCANO ammunition)
Feed system Magazine capacity:
66 ready rounds

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