120 mm/50 pattern 1905 (120 mm)
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|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|1,000 m||2,500 m||5,000 m||7,500 m||10,000 m||15,000 m|
|120 mm patt.1911 HE||HE||35||35||35||35||35||35|
|120 mm patt.1911 SAP||SAP||143||125||100||81||67||52|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|120 mm patt.1911 HE||HE||732||29||0||0.1||3.16||79°||80°||81°|
|120 mm patt.1911 SAP||SAP||792||28.97||0.035||5||3.73||47°||60°||65°|
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The Pattern 1905 120 mm gun is an Imperial Russian-era gun that was carried over into Soviet service. Originally developed by Vickers for export, the guns were purchased by the Imperial Russian Army for coastal defense and by the Imperial Russian Navy who used them on ships built in 1905 and 1913. After they purchased a significant number of these guns from Vickers, the Obukhov State Plant in Saint Petersburg built 180 by 1918 when production ended due to the Russian Civil War. With a Vickers-type cylindrical breech, the Pattern 1905 was a built-up gun with a layer of three cylinders. The gun was mounted on multiple ships in the Imperial Russian Navy such as the Kars and Gilyak-class gunboats where it was the main armament, the Tayfun-class river monitors as the secondary armament, and the anti-torpedo boat armament on the Rurik, the last armoured cruiser built by Russia, and the Gangut-class dreadnoughts. When the Soviet Union came to power, the Gangut-class shipsParizhskaya kommuna and the Frunze ended up in the Soviet Navy and took the Pattern 1905 guns with them. 24 more guns were built between 1921 and 1924. When the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917, Finland declared independence and captured several guns, some of which were fitted to civilian icebreakers during the Winter War, but the recoil was found to be too much and they were quickly removed. By the time World War II began, 110 guns were still in service, but they were phased out by the end of the 1950s.
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|USSR naval cannons|
|30 mm||AK-230 · 30 mm/54 AK-630 · BP "Plamya"|
|37 mm||37 mm/67 70-K · V-11|
|45 mm||45 mm/46 21-K · 45 mm/68 21-KM · 45 mm/89 SM-20-ZIF · 45 mm/89 SM-21-ZIF|
|75 mm||75 mm/50 Canet patt.1892|
|76 mm||34-K · 39-K · 76 mm/60 AK-176M · AK-726 · D-56TS · F-34 · Lender AA gun, pattern 1914/15|
|85 mm||85 mm/52 92-K · 85 mm/54.6 ZIS-C-53 · 90-K|
|100 mm||100 mm/56 B-34 · 100 mm/70 SM-5-1 · Minizini|
|102 mm||Pattern 1911|
|120 mm||120 mm/50 pattern 1905|
|130 mm||130 mm/55 pattern 1913 · 130 mm/58 SM-2-1 · B-13|
|152 mm||152 mm/57 B-38|
|180 mm||180 mm/57 B-1-P · 180 mm/60 B-1-K|
|305 mm||12-inch/52 pattern 1907 · 305 mm/54 B-50|
|40 mm||2pdr QF Mk.IIc (Britain)|
|47 mm||3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)|
|152 mm||152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)|