1.1 inch/75 Mk.1 (28 mm)
The 1.1 inch/75 Mk.1, nicknamed the "Chicago Piano", is an American anti-aircraft gun mounted on early destroyers and cruisers. Meant to replace the M2 Browning, it proved unpopular with its crews due to its unreliability. It was replaced by the 20 mm Oerlikon and 40 mm Bofors wherever possible, with the former having similar performance but requiring far less space, and the latter using the same amount of space but dramatically more effective.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Destroyers||USS Porter · USS Moffett · USS Somers|
|Light cruisers||USS Atlanta · USS Detroit · USS Trenton|
|Heavy cruisers||USS Northampton · USS Pensacola · USS Portland|
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|1.1 inch Mk.1 HE-T||HEF-T*||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|1.1 inch Mk.1 HE-T||HEF-T*||823||0.42||0||0.1||14.7||79°||80°||81°|
Comparison with analogues
Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.
Usage in battles
Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.
Pros and cons
- 4 barrels give a large volume of fire
- Overheats somewhat quickly
- Long reload of 15s
- Only 1 choice of ammo belt
- Low rate of fire, less than the 40 mm Bofors
Examine the history of the creation and combat usage of the weapon in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the weapon and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Weapon-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the
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Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
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- reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
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|USA naval cannons|
|20 mm||20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark V · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark 24|
|25 mm||25 mm/87 Mk.38|
|28 mm||1.1 inch/75 Mk.1|
|40 mm||Bofors L/60 Mark 1 · Bofors L/60 Mark 2 · Bofors L/60 Mark 3|
|76 mm||3 inch/23 Mk.4 · 3-inch/50 Mk.10 · 3-inch/70 Mk.37 · 3-inch Mark 10 · 3 inch Mk.33 · 3-inch Mk.34|
|102 mm||4 inch/50 Mk.9|
|127 mm||5 inch/25 Mk.11 · 5 inch/25 Mk.13 AA · 5 inch/38 Mk.12 · 5-inch/50 Mk.5 · 5 inch/51 Mk.7 · 127 mm/54 Mark 18|
|152 mm||6 inch/47 Mk.16 · 6 inch/53 Mk.12|
|203 mm||8 inch/55 Mark 9 · 8 inch/55 Mark 12 · 8 inch/55 Mark 14 · 8 inch/55 Mark 16|
|305 mm||12-inch/45 Mk.5 · 12 inch/50 Mk.7 · 12 inch/50 Mk.8|
|356 mm||14 inch/45 Mk.8 · 14 inch/45 Mk.12|