Japanese Naval Ordnance

8"/50 caliber Type II

(Scanned from Skulski, "Heavy Cruiser Takao")

(Cruiser Takao. Scanned from Campbell, "Naval Weapons of World War II")

This was the standard wartime Japanese heavy cruiser weapon, having been mounted in dual mountings aboard the Furutaka, Aoba, Myoko, Takao, Mogamiand Tone classes.

Bore8.0 inches
Weight18.7 tons
Length OA405.9 inches
Weight Projectile277 lbs.
Muzzle Velocity2756 ft/s
Max. Elevation+40/-5 degrees
Max. Range32,150 yards
Rate of Fire2-4/min