Immunity Zone Slide Rules
152mm L/53 105lbs shell
The L/53 6“ guns were mounted only in a few ships, all build pre-war. These were the light cruisers of the Omaha class, ten each, and the submarines of the Argonaut class. It would have been mounted on the South Dakota class battleships, and the Lexington class battle cruisers.
first proof-fired in October 1918, and mounted in lightly armored, splinter-proof
twin turrets fore and aft, with an additional eight guns in casemattes,
four in front of the bridge and four just forward of the aft turret. They
were rather heavy guns, when compared with the later L/47, and fired not
much more rapidly than the 203mm L/55. The single casemattes were hand-worked,
the turret used powered training and elevating.
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Weight of gun: 10.27t / 10.11 tons
Weight of barrel: ???? kg / ???? lbs
Length of gun: 8255 mm / 325 ins.
Length of bore: 8016 mm / 315.6 ins. (53 calibers)
Wt. of projectile: 47.6kg / 105lbs
Max. Range: 23.130 m / 25.300 yards at 30°
Ceiling: Not AA capable
Max. Elevation: 30°
Rate of Fire: 5 - 6 rounds / min