100 mm/55 MLE model 53 (100 mm)
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The 100 mm/55 MLE 53 is a French naval cannon developed in 1953. As France found their interwar and World War II era arsenal of naval guns was obsolete when the war ended, they began developing a new multi-role weapon. The result became the MLE 53, a 100 mm cannon that replaced the 57 mm and 127 mm cannons in service and optimized to serve as an anti-ship, anti-aircraft, and shore bombardment weapon. The MLE 53 version of the design is an automatic weapon, but the first round is manually loaded with the remaining rounds loaded from the recoil operation. Alongside France, the guns were used by Argentina, Belgium, China, Portugal, Turkey, Brazil, Saudi-Arabia, and Germany.
Germany mounted the MLE 53 on two class of ships. These ships were the Köln-class frigates, such as the Köln and Lübeck, and the Hamburg-class destroyers. Both classes have been retired, but the MLE 53 and its variants remain in service with France and other nations around the world.
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|Germany naval cannons|
|15 mm||MG 151|
|20 mm||2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151/20|
|37 mm||3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · 3.7 cm SK C/30 · FlaK.36 · FlaK43|
|40 mm||4 cm Bofors Flak 28 · 40 mm/70 MEL58|
|52 mm||52 mm/55 SK L/55|
|88 mm||8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · 8.8 cm S.K.C/35 · FlaK.18 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45|
|100 mm||100 mm/55 MLE model 53|
|105 mm||10.5 cm SK C/32 · 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA|
|127 mm||12.7 cm SK C/34|
|150 mm||150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25|
|203 mm||20.3 cm/60 SK C/34|
|283 mm||283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28 · 283-mm/54,5 SK C/34|
|305 mm||305 mm/50 SK L/50|
|380 mm||38 cm SK L/45|
|30 mm||AK-230 (USSR)|
|37 mm||V-11 (USSR)|
|76 mm||76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)|
|100 mm||100 mm/56 B-34 (USSR)|