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:5 min 33 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film giving details about the 16 inch 50 caliber Mark 7 gun, United States. Three 16 inch 50 caliber Mark 7 guns mounted on BB-61 class battleship. Powder handling room of a 16 inch 50 caliber Mark 7 gun as operators work out powder handling operations. Operators keep the powder bags moving to the powder hoists. Scuttle operators take powder bags from magazine scuttle and hand them to powder passers. Powder bags being placed in powder car which travels through powder trunk to gun house on top of the gun. Animation explains work of powder hoist as a car travels up through a trunk by means of cable. Projectile ring section as ring operators work under supervision of one petty officer. Projectile ring operator and hoist operator work. Projectile travels up to gun house. Gun house with gun captain, rammer operator, cradle operator, and a primer man. Gun captain at gun which is in loading position. Spanning tray of a gun in position. Rammer operator rams the projectile into the gun. Powder bags being rolled into the gun. Cradle operator raises the cradle and spanning tray. Gun captain turns the ready switch to ready. Gun goes back to firing position. Officer work at control panel. Guns of ship being fired. Gun goes back to loading position. Gun captain opens the breech of gun. Guns on ship being fired. Personnel at work.
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