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Soviet Cruiser Kalinin - Description
... Kalinin carried nine 180 mm (7.1 in) 57-caliber B-1-P guns in three electrically powered MK-3-180 triple turrets ... The guns were mounted in a single cradle to minimize space and were so close together that their shot dispersion was very high because the muzzle blast from adjacent barrels affected each gun. 76.2 mm (3.00 in) 55-caliber 34-K anti-aircraft (AA) guns mounted on each side of the rear funnel because the 100 mm (3.9 in) B-34 guns originally intended to be used had run into production problems ...
Flak - History - Inter-war Years
... Demobilisation meant that most AA guns were taken out of service, leaving only the most modern ... In particular the British, who had had AA guns in most theatres in action in daylight and used them against night attacks at home ... Furthermore they had also formed an AA Experimental Section during the war and accumulated a lot of data that was subjected to extensive analysis ...
Structure Of The Imperial Japanese Forces In The South Pacific Mandate - Wake Island Detachment - Wake Island Fortress - Equipment
... 4 twin 127 mm AA guns 80 ... mm AA guns 5 captured US 3-inch AA guns 2 captured US 5-inch naval guns 200 ... mm naval guns 150 ... mm naval guns 120 ... mm naval guns ...
Kirov Class Cruiser - Design - Armament
... powered MK-3-180 triple turrets with three 57-calibre 180 mm B-1-P guns ... The guns were mounted in a single cradle to minimize space and were so close together that their dispersion was very high because the muzzle blast from adjacent guns affected each gun ... approximately 236 to 247 tonnes (232 to 243 long tons) and the guns could be depressed to −4° and elevated to 48° ...
Battleships In World War II - Capabilities and Tactics - Aerial Defense - AA Guns
... The battleships used the same light AA guns (the Allies used autocannons such as the Bofors 40 mm gun and Oerlikon 20 mm cannon) as those on smaller ships, but in greater number ... aircraft, but it would take up too much space to have separate types of guns to deal with both threats ... saved from combining the two types of guns added to simplification of supply, increased deck armour coverage, stowage of other equipment, more light anti-aircraft batteries, and other needs ...

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    At the ramparts on the cliff near the old Parliament House I counted twenty-four thirty-two-pounders in a row, pointed over the harbor, with their balls piled pyramid-wise between them,—there are said to be in all about one hundred and eighty guns mounted at Quebec,—all which were faithfully kept dusted by officials, in accordance with the motto, “In time of peace prepare for war”; but I saw no preparations for peace: she was plainly an uninvited guest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)