Japanese Naval Ordnance

8"/50 caliber Type I

By the time of WWII, these guns were mounted aboard the carriers Akagi and Kaga only, in casemates near the waterline at the stern. They were of no practical value there whatsoever.

Bore7.87 inches
Weight17.6 tons
Length OA393.7 inches
Weight Projectile242 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity2854 ft/s
Max. Elevation+25/-0(?) degrees
Max. Range24,700 yards
Rate of Fire?