|Canon de 47mm modèle 1902|
|Place of origin||France|
|Wars||World War I |
World War II
|Mass||308 kg (679 lb)|
|Barrel length||2,350 mm (93 in) (bore length)|
|Shell weight||2 kg (4.4 lb)|
|Caliber||47 mm (1.9 in)|
|Muzzle velocity||690 m/s (2,300 ft/s)|
The Canon de 47 mm modèle 1902 was a light naval gun used as the anti-torpedo armament for a number of battleships and cruisers of the French Navy. It was used as the main shipboard anti-aircraft gun during World War I.
Built by Hotchkiss, the gun was designed to replace the Canon de 47 mm modèle 1885 in new battleships and cruisers as their anti-torpedo armament, having a larger muzzle velocity than its predecessor.
The Liberté-class and Danton-class battleships mounted the gun, in addition to the cruisers Jules Michelet, Ernest Renan, and those of the Edgar Quinet-class. It was used as the standard French shipboard anti-aircraft gun during World War I, being replaced by the Canon de 75 mm modèle 1908.
- Friedman 2011, pp. 228–229
- Friedman, Norman (2011). Naval Weapons of World War One. Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84832-100-7.