That's a lot of components to order from Midway, that's for sure.
That is what I thought as well........naval rifles since they were actually rifled barrels.The Navy called the 16" guns on the battleships rifles...
When you guys showed up it was like a gift from heaven. We knew our chances of living to fight another day just went up.I remember shooting 105 Howitzer out of the aft left side of our AC-130’s. Incredible shooting a gun like that down on targets…amazing accuracy. Made the aircraft move sideways a bit when fired. But that 105 was puny compared to those big 16” “rifles.”