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woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior MemberPosts: 2,725 Senior Member
Do you know the muzzle velocity of a 3"50cal and a 5"30cal? What is it?

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Do you know the muzzle velocity of a 3"50cal and a 5"30cal? What is it?

    3"50
    2700 fps

    5"50
    2500 or 2650 fps depending which mod
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    3"-50 muzzle velocity is 2750 FPS
    5"-38 muzzle velocity is 2600 FPS
    5"-54 muzzle velocity is 2700 FPS

    That muzzle velocity will vary depending on the particular warhead fired. Some are heavier like the APHE and some lighter like the straight HE.

    Got those velocities from one of the Navy history sites.
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Thanks! You can stand behind a 5" and see the projectile going down range, but not with a 3"....at least I couldn't. I figured the 5" was a lot slower than that, but 'yall got to be right!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I watched many a 3" go downrange, but I was first loader on the twin mount and in a perfect position to watch them. At three miles you could watch them all the way to the target.
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