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40 MM Quad Gun Assembly

Bowfin Park

 
 
40 MM Quad Gun Assembly Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
1. 40 MM Quad Gun Assembly Marker
Inscription. This gun assembly consists of four recoil-operated, heavy machine guns, designed primarily for anti-aircraft fire. Each gun had a firing rate of 120 rounds per minute and fired a two lb. projectile. It had a maximum horizontal range of about 33,000 feet and maximum ceiling range of 22,800 feet. This type of gun was used on destroyer escorts and on all classes of larger ships. Single 40 MM guns were used on submarines for defense against air and surface targets.
 
Location. 21° 22.134′ N, 157° 56.298′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is on Arizona Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kaiten (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Bowfin (SS287) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark 14 Steam-Driven Torpedo (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Submarine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark 37 Electric Torpedo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Seawolf (SS-197) (about 300 feet away); USS Swordfish (SS-193) (about 300 feet away); USS Tang (SS-306) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
40 MM Quad Gun Assembly image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
2. 40 MM Quad Gun Assembly
40 MM Quad Gun Assembly-Distant shot image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
3. 40 MM Quad Gun Assembly-Distant shot
Sign at the entrance to the Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 12, 2008
4. Sign at the entrance to the Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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