Japanese Naval Ordnance

14"/45 caliber

(Amidships turrets of battleship Hyuga. Scanned from Campbell, "Naval Weapons of World War II")

(Battleship Hiei. Scanned from Jentschura et. al., "Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945")

These guns were mounted aboard the Fuso-class, Ise-class, and Kongo-class battleships in dual turrets.

Bore14.0 inches
Weight84.6 tons
Length OA648.4 inches
Weight Projectile1485 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity2543 ft/s
Max. Elevation+43/-3 degrees
Max. Range38,770 yards
Rate of Fire2/min