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Fort Gilkicker                                                                                  Solent Papers No.5

































                  B1 Emplacement for 6 inch B.L. on east end of Gilkicker. The D.R.F. pedestal can be seen.

                           6 inch B.L. Mark 7                               9.2 inch B.L. Mark 10
           Firing mechanism                   Electric or percussion  Weight including
           Ammunition                        Piercing 100 lb  breech assembly                28 tons
                                             11.5 pound cordite  Firing mechanism              Electrical or percussion
           Max range                         12,000 yards     Weight of mounting          129 ton 15cwt. including shield
           Muzzle velocity                     2493 ft./sec   Max range                    29,200 yards
           Total weight                                       Muzzle velocity               2643 ft./sec
           gun and mounting                   16 ton 2 qtr Gun weight  Projectile                Armour piercing 380lb.
                                                              Charge weight
           including          Preview
                                                                                           120lb cordite MD
           breech assembly                     7 ton 10cwt. 2qtr. 19lb.  Cartridge                bag charge

































                                  Emplacement for 9.2-inch B.L. on west end of Gilkicker



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