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WW2 battleships main guns were artillery or cannon?

WW2 battleships main guns were artillery or cannon?

im wondering the WW2 battleships like the yamato,bismark,Iowa their main guns were artillery or cannons like how we have tank cannons? can somebody make this clear for me please! thank you

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Re: WW2 battleships main guns were artillery or cannon?

lets go back to the early 1800's, on land the British would use a basic cannon also know as field artillery or artillery or whatever you wanna call it, on a ship, it was the same exact cannon except they called it a "gun" fast forward 100 years, the same concept applies on land we have field artillery, on a ship its the same exact artillery perhaps modified or specially made for ships.

The same idea was used for tanks, but obviously with a lot of smaller guns.

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Re: WW2 battleships main guns were artillery or cannon?

between 20mm and 5 inchs are guns and cannon, 5+ inches are rifles, caliber is the total length of the barrel from the muzzel to the breechface , diameter of the bore is the how large the opening of the barrel. to find the length of the in inches or mm , a sample  3 inch 50 caliber dp gun / 3x50 = 150 inches  it fires a 3inch diameter shell  the barrel is 150 inches long.     same thing for wwii aaguns . if i confused you go to wikipedia and look it up.

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Re: WW2 battleships main guns were artillery or cannon?

Well, a cannon is a term for old guns. In most cases cannon has been replaced by the term artillery bye the start of the 20th century.

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