Canon de 130 mm Modèle 1919

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Canon de 130 mm Modèle 1919
TypeNaval gun
Place of originFrance
Service history
In serviceWorld War II
Used byFrance
WarsWorld War II
Production history
Designed1919
Specifications
Mass3.35 metric tons
Barrel length5.2 meters (17 ft) 40 caliber

ShellSeparate loading QF ammunition
Shell weight35 kilograms (77 lb)
Caliber130 millimeters (5.1 in)[1]
BreechWelin breech block
Elevation-10° to +36°
Rate of fire4-5 rpm[2]
Muzzle velocity725 meters per second (2,380 ft/s)[3]
Maximum firing range18,900 meters (20,700 yd) at 36°[4]

The Canon de 130 mm Modèle 1919 was a medium-caliber naval guns used as the primary armament on a number of French Destroyers during World War II.

Description[edit]

The Canon de 130 mm Modèle 1919 was of built up construction with a Welin breech block; these guns were carried in low-angle single turrets on Destroyers.[5]

Ammunition[edit]

Ammunition was of Separate loading QF ammunition type; the cartridge case was 674 millimetres (26.5 in) and with a 7.73 kilograms (17.0 lb) propellant charge weighed 17.5 kilograms (39 lb).

The gun was able to fire:

Naval Service[edit]

Ship classes that carried the Canon de 130 mm Modèle 1919 include:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Naval Weapons of WWII, p.302.
  2. ^ Campbell, Naval Weapons of WWII, p.302.
  3. ^ Campbell, Naval Weapons of WWII, p.302.
  4. ^ Campbell, Naval Weapons of WWII, p.302.
  5. ^ Campbell, Naval Weapons of WWII, p.302.
  6. ^ The 130 mm/40 (5.1") Model 1919 at Naval Weapons.Com

References[edit]

  • Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War Two. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.

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