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16 Inch Armor Piercing Projectile
Photographer: Denise Boose
Taken: March 17, 2013
Caption: 16 Inch Armor Piercing Projectile
Additional Description: 16 Inch Armor Piercing Projectile Length: 72 Inches Weight: 2700 Lbs. 600 Lbs. of powder creates 17.5 tons of pressure per square inch in the power chamber, forcing the projectile through the 68 FT. gun barrel toward its target - traveling at 1653 miles per Hour/Spinning at 4000 R.P.M. Maximum Range: 22.8 Miles Rate of Fire: 2 Rounds per Minute
Submitted: February 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p265630
File Size: 0.065 Megabytes


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