305 mm/54 B-50 (305 mm)
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Vehicles equipped with this weapon
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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|
|12 inch HE patt. 1928||HE||72||72||72||72||72||72|
|12 inch APCBC||APCBC||677||622||541||472||415||330|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|12 inch HE patt. 1928||HE||1,000||314||0||0.1||55.41||79°||80°||81°|
|12 inch APCBC||APCBC||900||470.9||0.05||17||18.79||48°||63°||71°|
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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The B-50 is a gun that was designed but never actually got off the drawing board, as was also the case for the ship meant to use the guns, the Kronshtadt. The gun was based on the B-36, another unfinished design for the Project 25 battleships that were originally intended to use 10-inch guns. The Kronshtadt class was intended primarily to counter the new wave of heavy and light cruisers built under the specifications of the Washington and London Naval Treaties along with Germany's "pocket battleships". The requirements were later revised to make a battlecruiser that could counter the French Dunkerque, Japanese Kongo-class battlecruisers, and the German Scharnhorst-class battleships. The design for the B-50 would have featured an extremely high muzzle velocity and equally long range at the cost of the liner life. Work on the design began in 1938, but the guns fell behind schedule and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1940 led to Stalin making a trade agreement for the 38 cm guns of the Bismarck-class battleships from Germany to arm the Kronshtadt. However, work on the program was terminated when Operation Barbarossa occurred in June 1941.
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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) · 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)|
|152 mm||152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)|