Powerhouse Mk 45 Gun Launches Huge Shells 20 Miles Away – This Attack Range Is Crazy!
On My Mark.
The high seas can be a very dangerous place because you never know what kind of threats could suddenly arise. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. But if the worst does happen any hostiles will wish they didn’t if they when they get on the wrong side of the Mk 45 turret.
For over 40 years the Mk 45 has been a staple of Naval artillery to keep vessels safe from threats. This 5-inch, 62-caliber gun has undergone several upgrades since its debut in the early 1970s.
“The Mk 45 Mod 4 provides NSFS range of more than 20 nautical miles (36 km) with the Navy’s new 5-inch Cargo projectile and an improved propelling charge. Operation and performance of extended-range munitions are tailored for optimal effect and range in unison with the major subsystem upgrades of the Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun.”
– BAE Systems
This gun isn’t much for talk it is all about the action and teaching a lesson to those who get on the wrong side of it. Watch this video where you can see the Mk 45 nearly hit the other side of the horizon.