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Re: Bofors 40 mm
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2020, 01:48:48 am »
Off-topic, but I've gone down a SERIOUS rabbit-hole researching Tiger-class cruisers in the last week, and I found this short video of HMS Tiger doing gunnery trials in 1959. Check out the rate of fire of the twin 3-inch Mk 6 guns, and how fast they traverse!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-wMGdy5Ntg

In case you're wondering, that's a 38-ton turret, chucking 15lb shells, at 3200 ft/second, at 180 rounds-per-minute at least*... :o


*Design RoF was 120rpm/barrel, but the turret had some reliability issues, which were partly fixed by derating it to 'only' 90rpm/barrel.
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Re: Bofors 40 mm
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2020, 05:49:39 am »
You can almost SMELL that vid!  :o

Great link H, thanks.  :thumbsup:
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