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15.2cm Single Gun Mount

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15.2cm Single Gun Mount

No.11 15.2cm単装砲

Auxiliary Gun Secondary Gun

Effects: Firepower+2 Accuracy+1 Range Medium

Scrap Value: Ammunition2 Steel2

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Development
CraftableImprovable
Refittable Class
Coastal Defense ShipDestroyer
Light CruiserTorpedo Cruiser
Heavy CruiserAviation Cruiser
BattleshipAviation Battleship
Fast BattleshipLight Carrier
Standard CarrierArmored Carrier
Seaplane TenderSubmarine Tender
SubmarineSubmarine Carrier
Repair ShipTraining Cruiser
Fleet OilerAmphibious Assault Ship

Introduction

英国開発のものを国産化、「金剛」型戦艦や「扶桑」型戦艦の副砲として搭載されました。
「伊勢」型戦艦以降は改良軽量型14cm砲が搭載されるようになりました。
対空射撃は不可能で、後に近代化改修に伴い、対空火器増設や軽量化のため、表舞台から去っていきました。

Knocking down British-made gun, this weapon was utilised as secondary gun on Kongo-class and Fuso-class. After Ise-class the renewed, lightened variant of 14cm caliber was adapted. Anti-air firing was impossible; during later modernisations these guns either gave their way to anti-air weapons or were taken down for weight reduction.

Notes

How To Obtain

Buildable

Stock equipment of FusouFusou, HarunaHaruna, HieiHiei, KirishimaKirishima, KongouKongou, YamashiroYamashiro


Updates History

Akashi's Improvement Arsenal

Type Name Resource Day 2nd Ship Note
Fuel Ammunition Steel Bauxite Item Icon Development Material.png Item Icon Improvement Material.png # of equipment needed for that upgrade. An asterisk following the number indicates a different equipment is required. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Auxiliary Gun 15.2cm Naval Gun 0 10 60 90 0 2/2 1/2 - K
A
K
A
Y
A
Y
Y X X K Kongou
Agano
Yamashiro
Upgrades to 15.2cm Twin Gun Mount.
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10 3/4 3/5 2xYellowGun.png

Trivia

The 15.2cm guns were originally designed by Vickers as secondary weapons for the battlecruiser Kongo, which was built in Britain by Vickers-Armstrong (Barrow). The Japanese version was designed by Engineer Hata Chiyokichi and adopted in 1908. In the Japanese Navy, Vickers built guns were designated as Mark II while those built in Japan were designated as Mark III. The design itself was outstanding at its time, but 15.2cm shell proved too heavy for Japanese sailors and had inferior firing rate (circa 6rpm), thus the lighter variant of 14cm caliber was later designed in-house.

When the Kongo-class was modernized in the 1930s, these guns were removed and reused on the Agano-class light cruisers in new twin mountings. There are also some coastal defense batteries at Guam were also equipped with these weapons.

This type of gun comes in a casemate mounting and would be mounted in an armored room along the side of the ship known as a casemate. Casemates too close to the waterline or too close to the bow of the ship were prone to flooding thus making the gun ineffective.

See Also

15 cm/50 41st Year Type