12.7 cm SK C/34 (127 mm)

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The 12.7 cm SK C/34 is a German naval cannon.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Although the 12.7 cm SK C/34 may not pack as much of a punch as its 150 mm rivals, it makes up for it with its rather quite impressive reload speed, being able to fire 18 rounds per minute on average with a full ready-rack, and 15 rounds per minute otherwise.

Available ammunition

The 12.7 cm SK C/34 can fire three types of ammunition.

The default shell is the Sprgr. Kpf.Z high explosive shell with 2 kg of TNT equivalent and a muzzle velocity of 830 m/s. It is most effective against small motor boats, as it has a high chance of causing hull breaks.

The next shell is the Sprgr. Bd.Z, a base-fused HE shell with more penetration in most cases but with less explosive mass, only 1.4 kg of TNT equivalent and the same muzzle velocity of 830 m/s. It is most effective against armoured targets, such as other destroyers.

The last shell is the Sprgr. Zt.Z, it has identical statistics as the Sprgr. Kpf.Z, but has a time-fuse to detonate after an automatically set amount of time. It is most effective against airplanes and slower gun motor boats.

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Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · 3.7 cm SK C/30
40 mm  4 cm Bofors Flak 28 · 40 mm/70 MEL58
88 mm  8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · 8.8 cm S.K.C/35 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53
105 mm  10.5 cm SK C/32 · 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA
120 mm  L45
127 mm  12.7 cm SK C/34
150 mm  150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25
203 mm  20.3 cm/60 SK C/34
283 mm  283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28
305 mm  305 mm/50 SK L/50
30 mm  AK-230 (USSR)
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53 (France)