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Re: WWII German 127mm(5-in) SK C/41 gun mounts
I have only small drawings , all sources seem to say it was not built and many of the usual sources fail to mention it , which i find unusual as the guns are usually built before the ship.? the most likely appearance is similar to the other destroyer twins but with the "hump" on the turret further forward . i doubt it would have had a full autoloader as the size of this on the A/A twin 127 was larger than would fit in the turrets as drawn.
the 127 was a very good gun and a step in the right direction compared to the 150 but possibly still too big for the ships? bigger is not always better !
Does anyone know of drawings or at least overall dimensions for the planned twin 5-in DP gun mounts intended to be installed on Z-46 and Z-47?
The only drawings I have come across showing the mounts are small drawings of the planned ships in Whitley's book. There is some question as to whether any of these guns/mounts were actually built even though the first two destroyers did start construction before being damaged in bombing raids.
I'm curious of how these mounts would have compared to the USN twin 5-in mounts and other comparable RN DP mounts intended for destroyers.
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