12 cm/45 10th Year Type naval gun
|12 cm/45 10th Year Type naval gun|
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|In service||1926 - 1945|
|Used by||Imperial Japanese Navy|
|Wars||World War II|
|Number built||about 3,000|
|Weight||2,950 kilograms (6,504 lb)|
|Barrel length||5.4 meters (17 ft 9 in) (bore length)|
|Shell weight||20.3 kilograms (45 lb)|
|Caliber||12-centimeter (4.7 in)|
|Rate of fire||about 6–8 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||825–830 meters per second (2,710–2,720 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||16,000 meters (17,000 yd)|
The 12 cm/45 10th Year Type naval gun was a Japanese high-angle weapon introduced after World War I, derived from the 12 cm/45 3rd Year Type naval gun. It served as the secondary armament in a number of Japanese aircraft carriers and cruisers between the wars and as the primary armament in smaller ships.
- Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.