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Apparently near the end of the war, the 5" was the predominate plane killer, radar and VT fuzes made the difference.My understanding was that we were going back to the 127mm (sometimes called the 5 inch gun ) gun as a surface warfare and land support weapon - not as an AAW weapon at all.
This is what we have selected
Leonardo has been awarded a contract to supply four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano naval guns for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new multi-role combat ships. The contract was further to a competitive international tender.
Going by Wiki there only about 19 mounts in service, so not as much user base as the BAE gun with some 250 mounts in service