76/62 Compact

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76/62 Compact and Super Rapid
76 mm / 62 Super Rapid on Fridtjof Nansen 76 mm / 62 Compact on Mecklenburg-Western PomeraniaF218 Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Buggeschuetz.jpg
Caliber: 76 mm
Weight: 7500 kg (without ammunition)
Magazine : 80 (ready-to-use ammunition)
Bullet weight: 12.34 kg / projectile weight: 6.3 kg
Elevation range: Minimum −15 °
maximum + 83 °
Range: effective: 8000
maximum 18400 m
Turning speed: 60 ° / s
Increase speed: 35 ° / s
Cooling: Lake water
Rate of fire: Compact version: 85,
Compact with conversion kit: 100,
Super rapid version: 120 rounds / min
power supply Main system: 440 V, three phase, 60 Hz servo system: 115 V, single phase, 400 Hz
Front view of the Compact
Side view of the Compact

The 76/62 Compact is a fully automatic marine gun from the Italian manufacturer Oto Melara for use on warships . The name is based on the 76 mm gun barrel with a caliber length of 62.


In contrast to comparable ship guns, the 76/62 Compact is specially designed as a fully automatic and, above all, light weapon system. Due to its low weight and small size, the gun is mainly used on smaller ships and boats.

The system can be used against both air and ground targets (ship and coastal fire). The cadence is 85 rounds per minute, the range is 18 kilometers. Up to 80 rounds are stored in the gun magazines.


The following ships use the weapon system (list is not complete):


IndonesiaIndonesia Indonesia

JapanJapan Japan

TaiwanRepublic of China (Taiwan) Taiwan

MalaysiaMalaysia Malaysia

Korea SouthSouth Korea South Korea


South AfricaSouth Africa South Africa


FranceFrance France

GermanyGermany Germany

ItalyItaly Italy

NorwayNorway Norway

DenmarkDenmark Denmark

SpainSpain Spain


ArgentinaArgentina Argentina

United StatesUnited States United States

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Cartridges 76 mm x 636 for all Types of OTO Melara Guns 76 mm L / 62. (PDF) (No longer available online.) DIEHL BGT Defense, August 2009, archived from the original on September 23, 2015 ; accessed on December 8, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.diehl.com