127 mm/50 3rd Year Type (127 mm)

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Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Just as the Fubuki-class is considered by some to be the first modern destroyer, the 127 mm/50-calibre 3rd Year Type can be called the first modern destroyer gun. When mounted on the ships of the Fubuki-class, these guns were put in the first weatherproof, splinterproof, and gas-proof mounts on a destroyer, and on later turrets, they were dual-purpose mounts. A built-up gun that first had three and later two layers for the barrel, the 127 mm suffered from drawbacks including slow training speed, the fact shells were rammed by hand, and a lack of AA fire control making it almost useless as an anti-aircraft weapon. Along with the Fubuki-class, the Imperial Japanese Navy used the gun on most of their interwar destroyers including the Akatsuki, Hatsuharu, Shiratsuyu, Asashio, Kagero, Yugumo, and Shimakaze classes. The 127 mm guns were also mounted on the Chidori-class gunboats, but the three guns were too large and caused the boats to capsize so they were replaced by the 120 mm/45 3rd Year Type. The guns had Welin breech blocks and used bagged charges.

Media

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See also

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External links

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Japan naval cannons
20 mm  JM61 · Type 98
25 mm  25 mm/60 Type 96
37 mm  Type 4 · Type 11 pattern 1922
40 mm  40 mm/62 Vickers
57 mm  Type 97
75 mm  Type 88 AA
76 mm  3-inch/40 Type 41 · 8 cm/40 3rd Year Type · 8 cm/60 Type 98
100 mm  100/65 mm Type 98 mod A
120 mm  120 mm/45 3rd Year Type · 120 mm/45 10th year type
127 mm  5 inch/40 Type 89 · 127 mm/50 3rd Year Type
140 mm  140 mm/50 3rd Year Type
152 mm  6-inch/45 Type 41 · 15 cm/50 Type 41
155 mm  155 mm/60 3rd Year Type
200 mm  20 cm 3rd year type No.1
203 mm  20 cm/45 Type 41 · 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2
356 mm  36 cm/45 Type 41
  Foreign:
20 mm  20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II (USA/Britain)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 1 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 2 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)
76 mm  3-inch Mark 10 (USA) · 3 inch Mk.33 (USA) · 3-inch Mk.34 (USA)
120 mm  4,7-inch/40 Armstrong (Britain)
127 mm  5 inch/38 Mk.12 (USA)
305 mm  12-inch/45 Vickers (Britain) · 12-inch/50 Vickers (Britain)