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140mm Naval Gun Type 3 (1914) "Sea Coast Gun"
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Background
Also known as 'Sea Coast Gun'. This gun could mount a forward shield or enclosed turret. Used as secondary armament on larger capital ships, and on land as coastal batteries. This weapon has a three-cylinder hydropspring recoil system above the barrel and a step-interrpted thread, hand operated breech mechanism. Fired electrically by the elevation operator.

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Technical Details
Caliber  140mm (4.72 inches, 45 caliber)
Muzzle Velocity  2,700' per second with normal charge
Shell  45 lbs
Rate of Fire  ?
Horizontal Range  16,500 yards
Total Weight  ?
Ammunition  HE, Illuminating, Practice
Fuses  Type 5, Type 92

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