120 mm/50 pattern 1905 (120 mm)

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Available ammunition

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Penetration statistics
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
Patt.1911 HE HE 35 35 35 35 35 35
Patt.1911 SAP SAP 143 125 100 81 67 52
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
Patt.1911 HE HE 732 29 0 0.1 3.16 79° 80° 81°
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
20 mm  ShVAK
25 mm  2M-3
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
57 mm  AK-725
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) · Skoda (Czechoslovakia)
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)
76 mm  76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 (Italy)
88 mm  SK C/30 (Germany)
120 mm  120 mm/50 Mk.4 Bofors M1924 (Sweden) · 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1933 (Italy)
152 mm  152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)
320 mm  320 mm/44 Ansaldo model 1934 (Italy)