US Navy 14-inch Gun
Chuck Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org) has contributed this information on
the Mark I 14-inch gun from the Bluejackets Manual, 1917, 4th
- profile view of the gun construction, comprised of 10 barrel parts +
breech. The distances and part identification text were recreated for
clarity. The USN form of "built-up guns" is the "hoop gun". Built up
guns are made in sections. "Hoop gun" is the method by which the sections
are assembled, through heating an exterior part that is to go over an
(click on the image for a larger version)
- profile view of the primer:
- and the text itself:
Last Updated: 23 January, 2003.
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