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Re: Movie about the Yamato
Posted by: ROBERT M. ()
Date: October 14, 2005 05:40AM

Kaleut:

When classifying large bore guns, they are listed for example as:

5-inch 38-caliber; 5-inch-25 caliber; 16-inch-45 caliber, and so on.

To determine the length of the barrel, multiply the bore by the given caliber:

5-inch 38-caliber: 5 X 38 = 190 inches long
5-inch 25-caliber: 5 X 25 = 125 inches long
16-inch 45 caliber: 16 X 45 = 720 inches long (60 feet)
18.1-inch 45 caliber: 18.1 X 45 = 855 inches long (71.25 feet)

According to: "Battleship Musashi" by Akira Yoshimura, tthe main battery gun barrels were "21 meters long." The Musashi was the second Japanese super battleship built in secrecy.

Hope this clears it up,

ROBERT M.

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