4"/45 Mk.4 gun mount

light general purpose gun


Forward mount shown on HMS TIGER. M.D. Thomas photo.

Forward mount on HMCS TERRA NOVA. Sandy McClearn photo.
This light Oerlikon single mount can fire 1000 rds/min out to 2km. The mounts were added to various RN ships after lessons learned in the Falkland's War suggested that RN ships lacked good close-in self-defence weapons.


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