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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is armed with four types of guns:

  • Nine 16" guns - used for shore bombardment and against enemy ships.

  • Twenty 5" guns - used for shore bombardment and to defend against enemy airplanes.

  • Sixty 40mm guns - used for anti-aircraft defense.

  • Thirty-Six 20mm guns - used for close-in defense against enemy airplanes.

 

Armament     
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The Big Guns

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1999 The Battleship USS North Carolina Commission
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