Battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 - Main 16 Inch Turrets
Bill Maloney

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05 Sixteen Inch Gun Water Seals 06 USS New Jersey Backlit 07 BB-62 Main Turrets 08 Sixteen Inch Shells and Powder Bag
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Battleship USS New Jersey

Mark 7 16 Inch 50 Cal Turret Specifications:

Shell Weight : Armor Piercing - 2,700lbs High Explosive - 2,300lbs
Shell Length: AP 72", HE 64"
Powder Charge Weight: 660lb Full Charge, 320lb Reduced Charge, 110lbs per Powder Bag
Shell Types: Hi Explosive, HE Fused AA, HE Radar Fused AA, Star Shell, & White Phosphorous
Horizontal Range : 47,000 yds (27.7 miles)
Armor Penetration Capability: 16" of Face Hardened Armor, 30' of concrete
Rifling: 1 twist in 25 calibers, 96 grooves .15" deep
Rate of Fire : 2 Rounds Per Minute Max
Muzzle Velocity: 2,600fps
Traverse Speed :
Elevation Speed : 12 Degrees/Sec
Gun Weight: 195 Tons
17" Frontal, 7.25" Top, 9.5" Side
77 per Turret
Number of Turrets:

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