Structure and working of 16 inch 50 caliber Mark 7 gun as the main armament of BB-61 class battleship, United States.
United States USA Date:1955 Duration:4 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film titled ‘Major Caliber Guns & Turrets’ giving details about the 16 inch 50 caliber Mark 7 gun, United States. Drawings of various guns depict the gun turret of warship Monitor, two 15 inch guns in a ship, and 16 inch 50 caliber gun. Three 16 inch guns on BB-61 class battleship. Structure of gun being explained by an animation showing armored gun house, rotating structure below resting on a roller path. Circular turret foundation supporting the structure. Circular armored cylinder. Powder hoist and gun cradles of a gun house. Shelf plate, pan plate, power equipment for rotating gun located in a pan plate, electric deck used for training of gun, and projectile handling platforms. Projectile platforms which includes two concentric sections, shows projectile ring and fixed stowage. Pointers point to power handling room below projectile platforms. Structure of gun from top to bottom.
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