A Japanese version of the Elswick 6" (15.2 cm) gun. Still in use during World War II as coastal artillery. Interesting in that the Protected Cruisers of the Chikuma class had a uniform armament of six of these guns at a time when mixed batteries was the normal fashion.
Redesignated as 41st Year Type on 25 December 1908. Redesignated in centimeters on 5 October 1917.
|Designation||6"/45 (15.2 cm) Elswick
6"/45 (15.2 cm) 41st Year Type (Model 1908)
15 cm/45 (6") 41st Year Type (Model 1908)
|Ship Class Used On||Protected Cruisers Tone and Chikuma classes|
|Date Of Design||1908|
|Date In Service||1910|
|Gun Length oa||N/A|
|Bore Length||270 in (6.858 m)|
|Rate Of Fire||about 5 rounds per minute|