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Caliber,

 mm

Bore

length,

 mm

No

of

bores

Type of mount

Guns used

Year

Ships used on

Maximal

elevation

 angle,

Shell

 mass, kg

Initial

velocity, m/s

Rate of fire

of one bore,

rounds per min

Fire range /

 AA ceiling, km

6.5 100 1 Breda 1930 Breda 1930 1943 captured ships          
7.5 80 1 Darne 7.5mm Darne 1940 captured ships          
7.9 60.0 1 MG81 7.9mm MG81 1940 small ships 90 0.010 705 1400 - 1600  
7.9 79.0 1 MG15 7.9mm MG15 1915 almost all 90 0.010 760 450 - 500  
7.9 79.0 1 MG34 7.9mm MG34 1936 small ships 90 0.010 760 800 - 900  
8.0   1 Hotchkiss 8mm Hotchkiss 1940 captured ships          
12.7 62.2 2 Mk V 0.5`` Vickers Mk III No. 2 MG 1940 captured ships ~90 0.038 768 150 - 200 0.7 / 0.3
12.7 90.0 1 Mk 3 0.5`` Browning M2 1941 captured and post-war ships 80 0.045 893 225 - 300 6.8 / 4.6
13.2 79 1 MG131 13.2mm MG131 1940 many ships          
13.2 75.7 1 Breda M1931 13.2mm Breda M1931 1943 captured ships 80 0.051 790 500 6.0 / 4
13.2 76.0 1 M1929 13.2mm M1929 1940 captured ships 90 0.052 800 450 7.2 / 4.2
13.2 76.0 2 M1929 13.2mm M1929 1940 captured ships 90 0.052 800 450 7.2 / 4.2
13.2 75.7 2 Breda M1931 13.2mm Breda M1931 1943 captured submarines 90 0.051 790 500 6.0 / 4
15.0 83.6 1 MG151 15mm MG151 1943 small warships 90 0.057 960 700  
15.0 83.6 2 MG151/2 15mm MG151 1943 small warships 90 0.057 960 700  
15.0 83.6 3 MG151/3 15mm MG151 1943 small warships 90 0.057 960 700  
20.0 60.0 1   2cm Madsen M/38   few ships 85 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 65.0 1 MPLC/30 2cm FlaK 30 1934 almost all ships 85 0.120 875 280 - 300 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 65.0 1 MPLC/30 2cm FlaK 38 1940 almost all ships 85 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 65.0 1 L41 2cm FlaK 38 1942 MTBs 85 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20 65 1 RM1939 20mm /65 Breda 1939 1943 captured warships 90 0.134 840 240 5.5 / 2.9
20 65 1 RM1940 20mm /65 Breda 1940 1943 captured ships, craft and submarines 90 0.134 840 240 5.5 / 2.9
20 65 2 LM44U 2cm FlaK 38 1944 almost all ships inc. submarines 78 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 65.0 2 RM1935 20mm /65 Breda1935 1943 captured warships 100 0.134 840 240 5.5 / 2.9
20.0 65.0 4 Vierling L/38 2cm FlaK 38 1941 almost all ships inc. submarines 90 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 65.0 4 Vierling C38/43 2cm FlaK 38 1944 major warships 90 0.120 875 450 - 500 4.8 / 3.7
20.0 70.0 1 FlaK 28 2cm FlaK 28 1941 small warships 90 0.123 844 450 4.4 / 3.0
20.0 70.0 2 FlaK 29 2cm FlaK 29 1942 small warships 90 0.123 844 450 4.4 / 3.0
20.0 70.0 1 Mk IIIA 20 mm/70 Mk II 1942 captured ships 85 0.123 844 250 - 320 4.4 / 3.0
20.0 70.0 1 Mk 6 20 mm/70 Mk 3/4 1956 post-war ships 90 0.123 844 250 - 320 4.4 / 3.0
30 53.0 1 FlaK 103 3cm FlaK 103 --- MTB   0.500 725 400 - 420  
30 53.0 2 FlaK 103 3cm FlaK 103 --- destroyers, submarines, MTB   0.500 725 400 - 420  
30 73.0 1 FlaK 103 3cm FlaK 103 --- MTB   0.500 1100 400 - 420  
30 73.0 2 FlaK 103 3cm FlaK 103 --- destroyers, submarines, MTB   0.500 1100 400 - 420  
37.0 20.0 5   1-pdr Hotchkiss revolving 1940 some old ships 15 0.505 442 32 2.8
37.0 40.0 1   1-pdr Hotchkiss Mk1 1940 some old ships 15 0.505 610 20 3.2
37.0 45.0 1 PaK 35/36 3.7cm PaK 35/36 1940 small ships, AMC 25 0.680 762 20 6.8
37.0 50.0 1 M1925 37mm M1925 1940 captured destroyers and MTBs 80 0.725 850 30 - 42 7.2 / 4.0
37.0 54.0 1 M1939 37mm /54 Breda 1939 1943 captured warships 90 0.823 800 120 7.8 / 5.0
37 54 2 M1938 37mm /54 Breda 1938 1943 captured torpedo boats 80 0.823 800 120 7.8 / 5.0
37.0 56.9 1 FlaK LM43 3.7cm FlaK M/43 1944 many ships 90 0.644 820 180 6.5 / 4.8
37.0 56.9 1 FlaK LM44 3.7cm FlaK M/43 1944 many ships 90 0.644 820 180 6.5 / 4.8
37.0 56.9 1 FlaK 36 3.7cm FlaK 36 1940 small ships 90 0.644 820 180 6.5 / 4.8
37.0 69.2 1 FlaK LM42 3.7cm FlaK M/42 1944 many ships 90 0.644 845 180 6.6 / 4.9
37.0 69.2 2 Dopp FlaK LM42 3.7cm FlaK M/42 1944 destroyers and torpedo boats 90 0.644 845 180 6.6 / 4.9
37.0 80.0 1 Ein LC/34 3.7cm SK C/30 (83.1 cal) 1934 almost all ships 80 0.748 1000 30 8.5 / 6.8
37.0 80.0 1 Ubts LC/39 3.7cm SK C/30U (83.1 cal) 1940 submarines 90 0.748 1000 30 8.5 / 6.8
37.0 80.0 2 Dopp LC/30 3.7cm SK C/30 (83.1 cal) 1934 almost all ships 85 0.748 1000 30 8.5 / 6.8
40.0 39.0 1 M1930 mod 40mm /39 Vickers-Terni 1917 1943 captured ships and craft 80 0.900 610 50 - 75 4.5 / 1.1
40.0 56.3 1 FlaK 28 4cm FlaK 28 1944 many ships 90 0.955 850 120 - 240 8.8 / 6.8
40.0 56.3 1 Mk 3 40mm /60 Mk 1 1956 minesweepers 90 0.900 881 120 - 240 8.8 / 6.8
40.0 70.0 1 Mk 3 40mm /70 Model 1958 1960 many ships 90 0.960 1005 120 - 240 12.0 / 8.0
47.0 40.0 1 Mk I 3-pdr Hotchkiss QF Mk I 1940 small captured ships 25 1.50 574 20 5.9
47.0 40.0 1 Mk I* 3-pdr Hotchkiss QF Mk I 1940 small captured ships 50 1.50 574 20 7.2 / 2.0
47.0 40.0 1 Mk IV, V 3-pdr Hotchkiss QF Mk I 1940 small captured ships 70 1.50 574 20 7.2 / 3.0
47 44 1   Skoda 1943 captured ships          
50.0   1 Ein LC/ 5cm PaK38 (60 cal) 1941 landing ships 27 2.06 835 12 - 14 2.9 effective
52.0 55.0 1 MPLC/ 5cm SK L/55 1890s many warships   1.75 746    
55.0 76.7 1 Gerät 58 5.5cm Gerät 58 --- ships in construction 90 2.00 1020 120 - 150 4.0 / 2.5 (effective)
66 35 2   Skoda 1938 captured ships          
75.0   1 Ein LC/ 7.5cm Fk16 n/A (35.0 cal) 1938 auxiliaries          
75.0 33.4 1 Ein LC/34 7.5cm SK C/34 (36.2 cal) 1940 small warships and landing ships 80 5.8 616 ~15 ~9 / ~6
75.0 ~43 1 LM43 7.5cm PaK40 (46.0 cal) 1943 landing ships 22 6.8 792 12 - 14 10.0
75.0 ~43 1 BordL39/43 7.5cm PaK40 (46.0 cal) 1943 landing ships 22 6.8 792 12 - 14 10.0
75.0 50.0 1 M1927 75mm M1927 1942 captured escorts, landing craft 90 5.93 850 8 - 15 14.1 / 10.0
75.0 55.0 1 Mk 2 75mm /55 Bofors M1928 1940 captured ships and submarines 85 5.90 895 15 - 20  
76.2 40.0 1 Ansaldo 1916 3``/40 Ansaldo 1916 (Italy) 1943 captured ships 65 6.0 690 15 10.0
76.2 40.0 1 Ansaldo 1917 3``/40 Ansaldo 1917 (Italy) 1943 captured small warships, landing craft 75 6.00 760 15 ~11
76.2 40.0 1 P I* 12-pdr / 12cwt QF Mk I/II 1940 captured ships 30 5.87 681 15 ~8.5
76.2 40.0 1 HA VIII 12-pdr / 12cwt QF Mk I/II 1940 captured ships 90 5.87 681 15 10.7 / 5.8
76.2 50.0 1   3in /50 Bofors 1940 captured ships 80 6.50 780 15  
76.2 50.0 1 Mk 34 3``/50 Mk 22 1956 post-war ships 85 5.90 823 45 - 50 13.4 / 9.3
84 55 1   Skoda M.27 (Yugoslavia) 1943 cruiser Niobe          
84 55 1   Skoda M.29 (Yugoslavia) 1943 tender Drache          
88.0 30.0 1 MPLC/ 8.8cm SK L/30 1892 battleships, cruisers, destroyers and smaller warships 30 9.75 590 12 10.5
88.0 35.0 1 MPLC/01 8.8cm SK L/35 1904 battleships, cruisers and small warships 30 9.75 620 12 11.0
88.0 45.0 1 MPLC/01 - 06 8.8cm SK L/45 (SK C/13) 1915 battleships and small warships 25 9.75 650 15 10.7
88.0 45.0 1 MPLC/13 8.8cm FlaK L/45 (SK C/13) 1915 capital ships, cruisers, destroyers and small warships 70 10.0 650 15 11.8
88.0 45.0 1 Tbts LC/13 8.8cm Tbts L/45 (SK C/13) 1915 destroyers and minesweepers 25 9.75 650 15 10.7
88.0 42.1 1 MPLC/30 8.8cm SK C/30 (45.0 cal) 1933 small warships 80 9.00 790 15 14.2 / 9.7
88.0 42.1 1 Ubts FlaK LC/41 8.8cm SK C/30U (45.0 cal) 1942 submarines 75 9.00 790 15 14.2 / 9.5
88.0 42.4 1 Ubts LC/35 8.8cm SK C/35 (45.3 cal) 1938 submarines and small warships 30 9.00 700 15 12.0
88.0 42.1 1 FlaK LM41 8.8cm KM41 (45.0 cal) --- ships in construction 75 9.00 790 15 14.2 / 9.5
88.0 72.1 2 Dopp LC/32 8.8cm SK C/32 1934 light cruisers 80 9.00 950 15 - 20 17.2 / 12.4
88.0 72.1 2 Dopp LC/25 8.8cm SK C/25 (75.3 cal) 1929 cruiser Königsberg 80 9.00 1060 15 - 20 17.8 / 13.3
88.0 72.1 2 Dopp LC/31 8.8cm SK C/31 (78.1 cal) 1933 Deutschland class heavy cruisers 80 9.00 1060 15 - 20 17.8 / 13.3
101.6 40.0 1   100mm /40 Bofors M1936 1940 captured torpedo boats 45 14.1 775 10 15.0
100.0 45.0 1 M1932 100mm M1932 1943 captured torpedo boats 34 15.0 755 10 15.0
100.0 47.0 1 OTO 1937 100mm/47 OTO 1937 1943 captured warships 45 13.8 855 8 - 10 15.2
100.0 47.0 1 OTO 1938 100mm/47 OTO 1938 1043 captured submarines 32 13.8 840 8 - 10 12.6
101.6 35.0 1 M1914-15 4``/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15 1943 captured torpedo boats 45 13.7 750 10 11.7
101.6 45.0 1 M1917 4``/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1917 1943 captured small warships 35 13.7 850 10 15.0
101.6 45.0 2 M1919 4``/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1919 1943 captured torpedo boats 35 13.7 850 10 15.0
105.0 40.0 1 MPLC/97 10.5cm SK L/40 1900 Gazelle class cruisers, gunboats 10 16.0 690 15 ~9.0
105.0 40.0 1 MPLC/00 10.5cm SK L/40 1904 Bremen class cruisers 30 16.0 690 15 12.2
105.0 45.0 1 FlaK 45 10.5cm FlaK L/45 (SK C/06) 1916 battleships, light cruisers 70 14.7 890 15 ~14 / 8.2
105.0 45.0 1 Tbts LC/16 10.5cm Tbts L/45 (SK C/06) 1916 destroyers of WW I, torpedo boats, escorts and minesweepers 50 14.7 890 15 ~14
105.0 45.0 1 Ubts LC/16 10.5cm Ubts L/45 (SK C/06U) 1916 submarines of WW I 50 14.7 890 15 ~14
105.0 45.0 1 8.8cm MPLC/30 10.5cm SK C/06 1934 some ships 80 14.7 890 15 ~14 / 8.2
105.0 45.0 1 Ubts LC/39? 10.5cm SK C/06U 1939 submarine UA of WW II 45 14.7 890 15 ~14
105.0 41.9 1 MPLC/32 10.5cm SK C/32 (45.1 cal) 1934 type 35 and 37 torpedo boats, escorts, type 40 minesweepers e. c. 50 15.1 785 15 15.2
105.0 41.9 1 MPLC/32 gE 10.5cm SK C/32 nS (45.1 cal) 1935 Deutschland class battleships, cruiser Emden, type 39 torpedo boats, type 35, 38, 39 and 43 minesweepers 70 15.1 785 15 15.2 / 9.5
105.0 41.9 1 Ubts LC/32 10.5cm SK C/32U (45.1 cal) 1936 type I, IXA submarines, type 40 minesweepers 35 15.1 785 15 ~14
105.0 41.9 1 Ubts LC/36 10.5cm SK C/32U (45.1 cal) 1939 type IX and X submarines, type 40 minesweepers 30 15.1 785 15 ~13.5
105.0 41.9 1 8.8cm MPLC/30 10.5cm SK C/32 (45.1 cal) 1934 some ships 80 15.1 785 15 15.2 / 10.3
105.0 51.7 1 MPLC/28 10.5cm SK C/28 (54.9 cal) 1928 Wolf class torpedo boats, Bremse 30 14.7 925 15 17.3
105.0 60.5 2 8.8cm Dopp LC/31 10.5cm SK C/33 (65.1 cal) 1935 battlecruisers, heavy cruisers, battleship Bismarck 80 15.1 900 15 - 18 17.7 / 12.5
105.0 60.5 2 Dopp LC/37 10.5cm SK C/33 (65.1 cal) 1941 Bismarck and Tirpitz battleships 80 15.1 900 15 - 18 17.7 / 12.5
105.0 60.5 2 Dopp LC/38 10.5cm SK C/33 (65.1 cal) --- "H" class battleships 80 15.1 900 15 - 18 17.7 / 12.5
120.0 44.1 1   120mm /44 Bofors 1940 captured minelayer Brummer 45 21.0 800 10 19.5
120.0 43.9 1   EOC QF Pat. Y 1940 captured old ships 20 20.4 783 8 - 10 10.9
120.0 45.0 1 Mk 8 120mm/45 Wilton-Fijenoord Mk 8 1941 captured destroyers 45 20.5 800 10 19.5
120.0 45.0 1 OTO 1931 120mm/45 OTO 1931 1943 captured submarines 32 22.0 730 6 - 7 14.0
120.0 45.0 2 Mk 8 120mm /45 Wilton-Fijenoord Mk 8 1941 captured destroyers 45 20.5 800 10 19.5
120.0 44.0 2 OTO 1926 120mm/45 OTO 1926 1943 captured torpedo boats 33 23.2 850 6 - 7 15.5
120.0 50.0 1 Mk 5 120mm /50 Wilton-Fijenoord Mk 5 1941 captured destroyers 30 24.0 900 10 19.5
120.0 50.0 1 Ansaldo 1940 120mm/50 Ansaldo 1940 1943 captured torpedo boats 45 23.5 920 6 - 7 19.6
120.0 50.0 2 Ansaldo 1926 120mm/50 Ansaldo 1926 1943 captured torpedo boats 45 23.5 920 6 - 7 19.6
120.0 50.0 2 Ansaldo 1937 120mm/50 Ansaldo 1937 1943 captured torpedo boats 42 23.5 920 6 - 7 19.6
128.0 42.4 1 10.5cm MPLC/28 12.7cm SK C/34 (45.0 cal) 1932 Leopard and Luchs torpedo boats 30 28.0 830 8 - 12 17.4
128.0 42.4 1 MPLC/34 12.7cm SK C/34 (45.0 cal) 1932 destroyers, aviso Grille, TS Bremse 30 28.0 830 8 - 12 17.4
128.0 42.4 2 Drh LC/38 12.7cm SK C/34 (45.0 cal) --- type XI submarines 40 28.0 830 8 - 12 ~19
128.0 42.2 2 LDrh LM41 12.8cm KM41 (45.4 cal) --- incomplete destroyers of WW II 52 28.0 830 8 - 12 22.0
130.0 40.0 1 M1919 130cm M1919 --- captured destroyers 36 34.9 725 4 - 5 18.7
149.1 42.4 1 MPLC/13 15cm SK L/45 (45.0 cal) 1916 Bayern class battleships, battlecruiser Hindenburg, Deutschland class battleships as rearmed 19 45.3 835 5 - 7 13.5
149.1 42.2 1 MPLC/17? 15cm Tbts KL/45 (44.7 cal) 1918 large destroyers of WW I, AMC of WW II 30 45.3 680 4 - 5 14.5
149.1 42.4 1 MPLC/17? 15cm Ubts+Tbts KL/45 (44.7 cal) 1918 large submarines of WW I 30 45.3 680 4 - 5 14.5
149.1 42.4 1 MPLC/16 15cm SK C/06 (45.0 cal) 1917 light cruisers Köln class and Emden 27 45.3 835 5 - 7 16.8
149.1 42.4 1 MPLC/16 Mod 15cm SK C/06 (45.0 cal) 1940 AMC Kormoran 30 45.3 835 5 - 7 17.6
149.1 45.7 1 Tbts LC/36 15cm Tbts K C/36 (48.1 cal) 1940 Emden, destroyers 30 40.0 875 7 22.0
149.1 45.7 2 Drh LC/38 15cm Tbts KC/36T (48.1 cal) 1942 destroyers 65 40.0 875 8 23.5
149.1 52.4 1 MPLC/28 15cm SK C/28 (55.0 cal) 1933 Deutschland class heavy cruisers 35 45.3 875 6 22.0
149.1 52.4 1 MPLC/35 15cm SK C/28 (55.0 cal) 1933 Scharnhorst class battleruisers 35 45.3 875 6 22.0
149.1 52.4 2 Drh LC/34 15cm SK C/28 (55.0 cal) 1938 Bismarck and Scharnhorst classes 40 45.3 875 8 23.0
149.1 52.4 2 Dopp MPLC/36 15cm SK C/28 (55.0 cal) --- Graf Zeppelin class carriers 35 45.3 875 8 22.0
149.1 57.5 3 Drh LC/25 15cm SK C/25 (60.9 cal) 1929 light cruisers 40 45.5 960 8 25.7
172.6 40.0 1 Drh LC/01 17cm SK L/40 1904 Braunschweig class battleships 30 62.8 875 5 ~16.0
172.6 40.0 1 MPLC/01 17cm SK L/40 1904 Braunschweig and Deutschland classes battleships 22 62.8 875 5 14.5
203.0 56.7 2 Drh LC/34 20.3cm SK C/34 (59.9 cal) 1939 heavy cruisers 37 122 925 5 33.5
283.0 36.8 2 Drh LC/01 28cm SK L/40 (39.6 cal) 1904 Braunschweig and Deutschland classes battleships 30 240 820 2 25.6
283.0 49.1 3 Drh LC/28 28cm SK C/28 (52.4 cal) 1933 Deutschland class cruisers 40 300 910 2.5 36.5
283.0 51.3 3 Drh LC/28 28cm SK C/34 (54.5 cal) 1938 Sharnhorst class battlecruisers 40 330 890 3.5 40.9
380.0 48.4 2 Drh LC/34 38cm SK C/34 (51.7 cal) 1940 Bismarck class battleships 30 800 820 2.3 35.6
381.0 40 2 Mk A 15``/40 Mk A 1943 monitor Biber   884 700    
406.4 48.6 2 Drh LC/34 40cm SK C/34 (52.0 cal) --- "H" type battleships 30 1030 810 1.5 39.8

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008