12 cm Incendiary Rocket
|Designation||12 cm (4.7") AA Rocket|
|Ship Class Used On||Carriers|
|Date Of Design||1944|
|Date In Service||1944|
|Firing Rails||42.65 in (1.083 m)|
|Maximum Velocity||656 fps (200 mps)|
|Rate Of Fire||14 rockets in 10 seconds|
|Note: Reloading was by hand.|
|Range with time fuzes||1,100 or 1,640 yards (1,000 or 1,500 m)|
|5,250 yards (4,800 m)|
|Maximium Height at 80 degrees||about 7,545 feet (2,300 m)|
|Note: Time fuzes were set to either 5.5 seconds or 8.5 seconds. Propellant burnt for 1.6 seconds.|
Most Carriers (6) and Shinano (12): Type 5 (1945)
|Weight||3,521 lbs. (1,597 kg)|
|Elevation||+5 / +80 degrees|
|Elevation Rate||18 degees per second|
|Train Rate||22 degrees per second|
1) These mountings were adapted from the 25 mm AA triple gun mounting and could be controlled by Ward-Leonard RPC or by two men in protected cabs. The launcher resembled a large box which consisted of four rows of seven rockets each.
2) This rocket or a similar one with an HE warhead was also carried by some explosive motor boats fitted with a simple launching trough.
3) These launchers were not installed on Shinano before her loss.
04 July 2006 - Benchmark
27 May 2012 - Updated to latest template