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Ansaldo 90/50 naval gun

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Ansaldo 90/50 Modello 1939 - 90x679mmR
Ansaldo 90/53 Modello 1939 - 90x679mmR

The Ansaldo 90/50 Modello 1939 and OTO 90/50 Modello 1939 was an Italian heavy anti-aircraft gun found on the Littorio-class and refitted Duilio-class battleships. Designed by Ansaldo shortly before World War II and produced by both Ansaldo and OTO, the guns were fitted in enclosed single turrets which featured an exceptionally advanced stabilization system for the period, though like many pieces of cutting edge technology they were susceptible to reliability issues.

Ansaldo would also develop a land-based variant, the slightly longer barrel Ansaldo 90/53 Modello 1939, which at 90mm was even larger than the famed German "eighty-eight". Like the German gun, it performed exceptionally well against both aircraft and ground targets and was later mounted to several vehicles, notably on the Lancia 3Ro and Breda 52 trucks, in a variant of the Semovente M.41 tank destroyer, and as part of the Breda 501 wheeled tank destroyer prototype.

Specifications (90/50)

(1938 - 1956)

  • Type: Anti-Air Gun
  • Mass: 19060 kg
  • Barrel length: 4500 mm
  • Shell: 90x679mmR
  • Muzzle velocity: 860 m/s
  • Elevation: -3° to +75°
  • Effective range: 10800 m
  • Rate of fire: 12-16 rounds per minute

The Ansaldo 90/50 naval gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
World of Warships: Legends Mounted on Italian battleships 2019


Title Character Note Date
Strike Witches 2 90/50 Modello 1939 on Littorio-class battleships 2010
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow 90/50 Modello 1939 on Littorio-class battleship 2014-2015
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin 90/50 Modello 1939 on Littorio-class battleship 2020

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