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Mk 8 naval gun

Country of Origin: Britain


The British Mk 8 4.5-in (114-mm) dual-purpose weapon has the same caliber as earlier British naval guns, but is based on the 105-mm gun used in the land-based Abbot self-propelled gun (see separate record). It is the main gun armament on all recent British destroyer and frigate classes and has been mounted in several non-British ship classes.

Compared to earlier 4.5-in naval guns, the Mk 8 fires a heavier shell at a higher muzzle velocity. It also has a higher rate of fire and...

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