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76-mm Mk 6 naval gun

Country of Origin: Britain

description

The British Mk 6 3-in (76.2-mm) dual-purpose twin gun mount. The Mk 6 is mounted forward with those ships having two gun mounts mounting a U.S. Mk 33 3-in twin mount aft.

The Mk 6 is an automatic mount that is usually controlled remotely by the SPG-48 fire control radar. Local control is possible, but the mount is typically unmanned. The guns are water-cooled, permitting a relatively high rate of fire.

status

In service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was attained in 1951....

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