Here’s What It Takes To Fire The Biggest Gun On The USS Barry


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The USS Barry’s 5-inch gun during a live fire exercise off the US Atlantic Coast

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When I hauled myself aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry, one of the first things I was shown was the ship’s 5-inch, 127mm gun.

“This is how the Barry pays its bills,” the ensign showing me around said.

What she meant was that even though the Barry carries an array of missiles including Tomahawks, SM-2s, and SM-3s, among others, the 5-inch is the weapon of choice when engaging any surface, air, or shore targets.

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