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Loading and firing a 50 caliber gun.

Subdeacon Joe

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Weird, a couple of years ago I could find at least a half dozen videos of the inside of the turret during firing. Now, this is the best I can find quickly.




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OK, I'll admit to my dumb-ness and ask.


Why do they refer to it as a 16", 50 caliber gun? Couldn't figure it out from the video.


The gun is 50 calibers long. 16" x 50 = 800 inches.


Messed with my head the first time I heard someone refer to a 5" 38 caliber when obviously referring to a gun on a ship. There was also a 5" 25 cal. gun.

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