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Kevin Denlay
14-05-2008, 16:20
Is it correct that the dual 8” guns, as carried on HMS Exeter in WW11, have to be brought down into a flat trajectory to be loaded?

Or can they be loaded whilst elevated?

K

John Brown
14-05-2008, 16:37
Kevin


Have a look at this site.

It seems that, depending on which Mark of gun in question, the loading angle was either 6 or 10 degrees so yes, not far off the horizontal.

Hope this helps.

http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_8-50_mk8.htm


Regards...John

Kevin Denlay
14-05-2008, 22:00
It seems that, depending on which Mark of gun in question, the loading angle was either 6 or 10 degrees so yes, not far off the horizontal.


Thanks, John, much appreciated, 6 or 10 is pretty flat trajectory in my book.

K