QF 4.7 inch Mk VIII naval gun
|QF 4.7 inch Gun Mk VIII|
One gun on HMS Rodney before 1940
|Type||Naval anti-aircraft gun|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Used by||British Empire|
|Wars||World War II|
|Weight||6,636 pounds (3,010 kg)|
|Barrel length||189 inches (4.8 m) L/40|
|Shell weight||50 pounds (23 kg)|
|Calibre||4.724-inch (120 mm)|
|Elevation||–5° to +90°|
|Rate of fire||8–12 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||2,457 feet per second (749 m/s)|
|Maximum firing range||16,160 yards (14,780 m)|
The QF 4.7 inch Gun Mark VIII was a British naval anti-aircraft gun designed in the 1920s for the Royal Navy. It was mounted on the two Nelson-class battleships, two of the three Courageous-class aircraft carriers, the minelayer HMS Adventure, and the Australian seaplane tender HMAS Albatross.
Weapons of comparable role, performance and era
- Type 10 120 mm AA Gun : Japanese equivalent
- Mark VIII = Mark 8. Britain used Roman numerals to denote Marks (models) of ordnance until after World War II. Mark VIII indicates this was the eighth model of QF 4.7 inch gun.
- Tony DiGiulian. "British 4.7"/43 (12 cm) QF Mark VII 4.7"/40 (12 cm) QF Mark VIII 4.7"/40 (12 cm) QF Mark X".
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