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most common deck gun
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2002 2:02 pm
What was the most common deck gun used on U-Boats and what caliber was it and what other size guns were used?
Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2002 11:48 pm
Earlier in WWII many uboats had deck guns but as the war progressed they were removed and replaced with various types of anti-aircraft guns. The most common deck guns used would likely have been 88mm or 105mm guns.
Hope this helps!
Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2002 8:17 am
Type VII A, B, C
88 mm Schiffskanone C/35 in Ubootslafette C/35
Type I A, Type IX A, IX B and IX C
105 mm Schiffskanone C/32 in Marinelafette C/30D
All use high explosive ammunition and armor piercing ammunition.
88 mm deck gun (sidenote)
Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:32 pm
as a comment, the 88mm deck gun on most boats, altought of same caliber as the famous 88 flack gun, used propietary ammo, ie: not interchangeable with the land based version.
explosive was used to cut radio masts on enemy freighters and armor piercing was used to put holes on the ships when they wouldn't sink due to air trapped on bulkheads....
Re: most common deck gun
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Hello to all
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Deck gun on Type IX A.
The standard gunl in the U boat Type IX A was the 10.5 cm SK C/32 (SK - Schnellladekanone; fast loading cannon) while the C was (Construktionsjahr - year of construction). This weapon was mounted on the Ubts LC/32 mounting (used in Type I A and first series of Type IX) with a weight of 5 tons. He could rotate at 360 degrees and fired a 15 kilogram projectile (full round 24 kg) at 15,300 meters. At least three men were needed to operate the weapon with other members of the crew engaged as suppliers. Rate of fire 15 rounds per minute. The normal ammunition allocation for this cannon was 110 projectiles .......
Sources: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (2). Gordon Williamson
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