QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval gun

Infobox Weapon
name=Ordnance QF 4 inch gun Mk XVI


caption=Twin Mk XVI on HMCS Haida
origin=UK
type= Naval gun
Heavy anti-aircraft gun
is_ranged=yes
is_bladed=
is_explosive=yes
is_artillery=yes
is_vehicle=
is_UK=yes
service=1936- [cite web|url=http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_4-45_mk16.htm|title=British 4"/45 (10.2 cm) QF HA Marks XVI, XVII, XVIII and XXI |publisher=NavWeaps|accessdate=2008-08-25]
used_by=Royal Navy
Royal Canadian Navy
Royal Australian Navy
South African Navy
wars=World War II
designer=
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weight=Barrel & breech convert|4495|lb|kg|abbr=on
length=
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crew=
cartridge=convert|35|lb|kg|sigfig=4 HE
convert|38.25|lb|kg|sigfig=4 SAP
caliber=convert|4|in|mm|sigfig=4|sing=on
action=
rate=
velocity= convert|2660|ft/s|m/s|sigfig=3
range=
max_range=
feed=
sights=
breech=vertical sliding block
recoil=hydro - pneumatic convert|831|mm|in|sigfig=2
carriage=
elevation=mounting dependent ("-10 to 80 deg on H.A. twin mark XIX mount") [cite web|url=http://www.hnsa.org/doc/br224/part1.htm|title=THE 4-in. Q.F. MARK XVI* GUNS ON THE H.A. TWIN MARK XIX MOUNTING. |publisher=Historic Naval Ship Association|accessdate=2008-08-25]
traverse=mounting dependent
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filling_weight=convert|9|lb|kg|sigfig=3
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The QF 4 inch Mk XVI gun was a Royal Navy gun of World War II.

Service

The Mk XVI replaced the earlier QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun on many Royal Naval ships during the late 1930s and early 1940s. These guns were often mounted on HA/LA Mark XIX twin mountings.

The South African Navy Loch class frigates ("SAS Good Hope, SAS Natal and SAS Transvaal") each had two of these guns mounted on a twin Mark XIX on their foredeck between 1944 and 1976.

ee also

*QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun
* List of Anti-aircraft guns
* List of Naval_guns

urviving examples

*On HMCS Haida, Hamilton, Ortario, Canada.
*On HMS Belfast, London.
*A pair at South African National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg
*A pair in a turret from INS Haifa (K-38), at Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum, Haifa, Israel.

Notes

References

External links

* [http://www.navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_4-45_mk16.htm British 4"/45 (10.2 cm) QF HA Marks XVI, XVII, XVIII and XXI]


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