Naval Rifles.




 
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January 31st, 2005  
03USMC
 
 

Topic: Naval Rifles.


Since this topic was brought up and urged at some length on the " Most Underrated Leaders" thread. And despite requests that a claim be backed up with statisics to no response. I will post it here for debate in the proper arena.

The Claim : UK Naval Rifles are bigger and more powerful than those of the USN surface assets.

United States Navy Naval Rifles:

Mark 45- 5 inch 54 caliber Lightweight gun.

Range- 13 nautical miles

Type of Fire- Automatic 16-20 rounds per minute

Caliber- 5 inch


Mark 75- 76 MM/62 Cal. 3 inch Gun

Range- 10 nautical miles

Type of fire - Automatic 80 rounds per minute

Caliber - 76 mm (3 inch)


Keeping in mind that these weapons have different purposes and are deployed on different type vessels. Would anyone care to post the specs of the UK's standard Naval Rifles to back up their claim.
February 2nd, 2005  
devilwasp
 
I really hope you are meaning "Guns" and not "rifles",,,,

If you are meaning the main "gun" then...

Quote:
114mm (4.5 inch) MK8 Gun
21kg shell at 25 rounds per minute
13.75 miles...or so my calculator says...
Thats it really.
BTW are you meaning close range weapons like machine guns and the types.
February 2nd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Rifles as defined by NGF trajectory. I know my NGF instructors were not informed.
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February 2nd, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Rifles as defined by NGF trajectory. I know my NGF instructors were not informed.
Ok, went right over my head mate.

Do you mean this type of gun?...

Or do you mean these?......


???
February 3rd, 2005  
rOk
 
 
I believe he meant these:

February 3rd, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Ah, then your right.
We only have a 4.5 inch gun , soon to phased out.
Our new ships will only have missiles and close range guns like machine guns and phalanx's...
February 3rd, 2005  
c/Commander
 
 
Naval rifle=Bigass gun that you put on a boat.
February 3rd, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
Naval rifle=Bigass gun that you put on a boat.
You americans and your "terms"
We usually call it the big gun or the weapon on the forecastle.
Why rifle?
A rifle is something you can hold , I dont even think arnie could hold that!
February 3rd, 2005  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by devilwasp
Why rifle? A rifle is something you can hold , I dont even think arnie could hold that!
1. a. A firearm with a rifled bore, designed to be fired from the shoulder. b. An artillery piece or naval gun with such spiral grooves.
February 4th, 2005  
Sea_Cadet
 
we have a five-inch onb destroyers and frigates, I say keep the guns.