Pegasus Class Anti-Aircraft Cruiser.
 

 

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The Pegasus type introduced the twin 4.7" turret with Dual Purpose capabilities to the RN cruiser force. The lightweight turret and high rate of fire was not only useful against aircraft but also against enemy destroyers and other light craft. The rest of the armament was the standard 2pd pom pom with three quad mountings being fitted, then the new Oerlikon 20mm cannons in twin and single mountings were placed wherever space could be made for them, 24 barrels being fitted. The obligatory two sets of triple 21" torpedoes were fitted but these were the first things removed when topweight needed to be lost to fit the new weaponry that became available throughout the war.
 

 

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