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OtoMelara / OtoBreda 127/54C gun
127mm (5") / 54-caliber compact dual-purpose automatic naval gun system
 
 
oto melara breda 127/54c compact gun 5" 54 caliber

  
The Otobreda 127mm/54-caliber Compact (127/54C) gun is a dual purpose naval gun system.
It fires the 127mm (5") rounds which are also in use in the US Mk-45 5-inch/ 54-caliber gun.

Technical data:
Builder: Oto-Melara (now OtoBreda)
In service: 1972
Caliber: 5 inches / 127 mm
Barrel lenght: 270 inches / 6,858 meters (= 54 caliber)
Weight: 37500 kg (without ammunition)
Elevation: -15° / + 83°
Rate of fire: 40 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 808 meters per second
Range: 23000 meters, max. (47°) / 15000 meters effective / 7000 meters AA (83°)
Ammunition stowage: 66 rounds ready to fire in 3 loader drums / 500-600 in magazine
Ammunition: High Explosive, Illumination


The Otobreda 127/54C gun is used on the following ships:
Audace-class Destroyer (Italian Navy, decommissioned)
Durand de la Penne-class Destroyer (Italian Navy)
De Zeven Provincien-class Frigate (Royal Netherlands Navy)
Gwanggaeto the Great-class Destroyer (Republic of Korea Navy)
Kongou-class Destroyer (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)
Lupo-class Frigate (Italian Navy, Peruvian Navy, Venezuelan Navy)
Maestrale-class Frigate (Italian Navy)
MEKO 360 Frigates (Argentine Navy, Nigerian Navy)
Takanami-class Destroyer (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)
Visakhapatnam class Destroyer (Indian Navy)


NOTE:
On 1 December 2001, the naval artillery division of Oto Melara merged with that of Breda Meccanica Bresciana to form the new entity of Otobreda. Oto-Melara/OtoBreda operations are part of the “Finmeccanica” consortium.
  

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oto melara breda 127/54C compact naval gun 5" 54-caliber maestrale class frigate
Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard ITS Espero (F 576)

oto melara breda 127/54C compact 5" 54 caliber gun
Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard an Italian Navy Soldati class Frigate

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Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard ITS Euro (F 575)

oto breda melara 127/54c compact gun 5" 54 caliber
Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard ITS Euro (F 575)

oto melara breda 127/54c compact gun de zeven provincien class frigate
Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard a RNLN De Zeven Provincien class Frigate


Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard an Italian Navy Maestrale class Frigate

oto breda melara 127/54c compact gun 5" 54-caliber italian navy
Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard ITS Zeffiro (F 577)


Oto-Melara 127/54C gun aboard ITS Espero (F 576)

oto melara breda 127/54c compact gun kongou class destroyer jmsdf
Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard JDS Kongou (DDG 173)


Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard JDS Kongou (DDG 173)

oto melara breda 127/54c compact gun takanami class destroyer jmsdf
Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard a JMSDF Takanami class Destroyer


Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard JDS Myoko (DDG 175)


Oto-Melara 127/54 gun aboard JDS Myoko (DDG 175)

 
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