U.S. 16″/50 Mark 7 Gun

USS Missouri fires on Chongjin, North Korea in 1950.

Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. See references for where to find more detailed information. This post focuses on the 16″ naval guns and is not an overall evaluation on the Iowa-class battleships.

Let’s take a look at the guns that armed the last of the U.S. battleships. The U.S. 16″/50 Mark 7 are perhaps some of the best battleship main guns ever developed.

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