Sunday, 13 August 2017

New French naval guns available according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1904-1905 no. 4

An item referred to the Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens reporting that the French ships under construction were to be armed with new gun types of different calibre. Cal 50 with a increased start speed up to 925 metres/second. Thanks to the new more powerful gunpowder was the piercing capacity of a 27cm gun now equal to that of the existing 30,5cm and with the 24cm guns equal to the existing 27cm guns.