76MM NAVAL GUN EBOOK

The Israeli Navy is in contract negotiations with the US Navy to purchase 76mm rapid-fire guns. MK 75 - 76mm/62 Caliber Gun. Description Lightweight, fully automated, remote controlled, rapid-fire, 76mm gun mount. Background The Mark. One of the most popular naval guns ever produced, with OTO-Melara reporting that about 1, Compact and SR guns were in service in


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76MM NAVAL GUN EBOOK

76MM NAVAL GUN EBOOK

As a result, the Italian Navy contracted the Italian firm of OTO-Melara to design and manufacture a medium caliber naval cannon with both an anti-surface and anti-aircraft ability.

The design of this new cannon contracted by OTO-Melara would be the primary armament on smaller warships, like corvettes, and the secondary armament on larger class warship, e.

There were high hopes for the Sovrapposto turret but in service 76mm naval gun on the Centauro class 76mm naval gun other warships, its performance proved to be unsatisfactory, and in OTO Melara began work on a single barrel version.

Italy 76 mm/62 (3") Compact, SR - NavWeaps

However, this similarity is only skin-deep as the SR mounting has 76mm naval gun strengthened in order to resist overpressures up to 14 psi 1. As an option, both the Compact and the SR are available with a boxier-looking reduced radar cross section RCS gun shield and one of these was used to arm the French-built Saudi Arabian frigate Makkah.

To achieve the higher rates of fire for the SR, OTO-Melara modified the ordnance itself as well as the ammunition feed and fuzing. As a result, 76mm naval gun Compact mountings cannot be converted to the SR standard, but a retrofit kit is available that does increase the ROF for the older weapon.

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The magazine for the SR is independent of the turret, which means that the feed can be interrupted to insert different kinds of ammunition, making the gun more flexible against multiple targets. Public Domain But the next problem was linking 76mm naval gun gun to a fire control 76mm naval gun and area radar to anticipate the threat.

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Otherwise, without tying in the two, the chance to detect and accurately intercept a target was going to be more a matter of luck than anything else. As this work progressed the Italians also noticed that a successful intercept required rapid firing. The problem 76mm naval gun compounded as missiles got faster.

The early Silkworms flew at around Mach 0.

The C operates at Mach 0. But the HY-3 Silkworm, the most recent model operates at Mach 2. Because the incoming missile is moving very fast, you need to be able 76mm naval gun fire off the second round quickly enough to kill the target.

76MM NAVAL GUN EBOOK

This system came in service with the Italian Navy, on the cruiser Garibaldi C Fuzes[ edit ] There have been many developments in the fuzes, essential to shoot down low-flying missiles. This fuze requires 76mm naval gun installation of a fuze programmer in the mount. This requirement is considered particularly important since there is a consolidated trend in littoral warfare operations where a single gun may be requested to engage multiple targets within short distances and short 76mm naval gun time.



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