Japanese 16.1″/45 3rd Year Type Gun

One of Mutsu’s salvaged 16″/45 guns outside the Kure Maritime Museum in Kure, Japan. From my trip to the museum in 2015.

Caveat: The information contained in this post is of a very general nature. More detailed (read: technical) information can be found in the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan or on the excellent website Navweaps.com (see references section). This post focuses on the 16″ naval guns and is not an overall evaluation on the Nagato-class battleships.

Let’s examine the guns of the Nagato-class battleships and the first 16″ guns to be mounted aboard a battleship.

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