Description

These Skoda guns were on ex-Yugoslavian destroyers taken over by the Italians during World War II. These were probably horizontally sliding breech-block guns as were other Skoda weapons.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 12 cm/46 (4.7") Skoda
Ship Class Used On Sebenico (ex-Beograd) and Lubiana (ex-Ljubljana)
Date Of Design N/A
Date In Service 1939
Gun Weight 3.8 tons (3.74 mt)
Gun Length oa about 217 in (5.52 m)
Bore Length N/A
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire 10 rounds per minute (?)

Ammunition

Type Separate
Projectile Types and Weights HE: 52.9 lbs. (24 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge 17.3 lbs. (7.85 kg)
Muzzle Velocity 2,789 fps (850 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun N/A

Range

Range with 52.9 lbs. (24 kg) HE
Shell Distance
35 degrees about 18,000 yards (16,500 m)

Mount/Turret Data

Designation Beograd (4): Single Mountings
Weight N/A
Elevation -10 (?) / +35 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train about +150 / -150 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A

Additional Pictures

Sources

Data from:

  • "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
  • "Italian Warships of World War II" by Aldo Fraccaroli
  • "Destroyers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia" by M.J. Whitley

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