List of Japanese military equipment of World War II

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The following is a list of Japanese military equipment of World War II which includes artillery, vehicles and vessels, and other support equipment of both the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), and Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) from operations conducted from 1937 through 1945. The Empire of Japan forces conducted operations over a variety of geographical areas and climates from the frozen North of China bordering Russia during the Battle of Khalkin Gol (Nomonhan) to the tropical jungles of Indonesia. Japanese military equipment was researched and developed align two separate procurement processes, one for the IJA and one for the IJN. Until 1943, the IJN usually received a greater budget allocation, which allowed for the Super Battleships, advanced aircraft such as the Mitsubishi A6M series, and the worlds largest submarines. However, the Imperial Japanese Army suffered from severe lack of supply which eventually impacted its use of tactics in the engagements during the run up and including WWII.

The basic rifle was the Arisaka Type 99 which was antiquated when Japan entered WWII in 1941. Its 6.5mm round lacked lethal ability at range due to a frequently underpowered propellant. The bolt system was cumbersome and to chamber another round the operator had to remove his head from the sighting position, thus breaking his aim and requiring a complete re-aming procedure when the round was chambered. Machine Guns were heavy, required up to four personnel to transport, and a lack of belt fed systems limited their prolonged fire.

The Japanese commanders, faced with equipment that was substandard when engaging the industrial Western Powers of the UK and US, and even some of the Chinese armies that were equipped by the Germans in 1937, would initially resort to the "Banzai" or bayonet charge to attempt to close quickly with the enemy and negate the superior firepower in hand to hand combat. Although by 1940 an increasingly isolated Japan made the controversial decision to join the Axis, very little in the way of technological transfer occurred, and as a result Japanese equipment maintained independent development for the most part, however in some of the cases where limited exchanges of design did take place, Japans lack of industrial capacity limited these to either prototypes for testing, or limited production runs for home defense only.

A majority of the materials used were cotton, wool, and silk for the fabrics. Wood for weapon stocks. Leather for ammunition pouches, belts, etc. But by 1943 material shortages caused much of the leather to switch to cotton straps as a substitute.

Contents

Swords and bayonets[edit]

Model Blade length From: Comments
Guntō (Type 98 Military Sword) 73 cm 1938 -
Type 30 bayonet 40 cm 1897 fitted on rifles from Type 30 to Type 99
Type 4 bayonet  ? cm 1911 integrated with Type 44 Cavalry Carbine
Type 2 bayonet 19.5 cm 1942 fitted on Type 2 TERA Rifle and Type 100 SMG
Pole bayonet 38.6 cm 1945 last-ditch weapon

Small arms[edit]

Pistols (manual and semi-automatic)[edit]

Automatic pistols and submachine guns[edit]

Rifles[edit]

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Type Base model Maker Rounds Cartridge From: Produced Weight Comment
Type 30 Rifle Type 30 Arisaka 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1897 599000 3.95 kg limited distribution in 1945
Type 38 Rifle Type 38 Arisaka 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1905 3400000 3.95 kg main IJA rifle
Type 38 Cavalry Carbine Type 38 Arisaka 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1905  ? 3.3 kg main armament of IJA auxiliary troops
Type 44 Cavalry Carbine Type 38 Arisaka 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1911 91900 3.3 kg foldable
Type 97 sniper rifle Type 38 Arisaka 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1937 22500 3.95 kg 2.5x telescopic sight
Type 99 (short) rifle Type 99 Arisaka 5 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1939 3500000 3.7 kg intended to replace Type 38
Type Mo rifle I, II Karabiner 98k Mauser 5 7.92×57mm Mauser 1937 40000 3.9 kg imported, version I for infantry and II for cavalry
Type Mo rifle III vz. 24 Považská Bystrica 5 7.92×57mm Mauser 1937 10000 4.2 kg imported, for both infantry and cavalry
Type 99 (long) rifle Type 99 Arisaka 5 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1939  ? 4.09 kg scarse
Type 2 TERA Rifle Type 99 Nagoya 5 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1943 21200 3.7 kg takedown variant for paratroopers
Type 99 sniper rifle Type 99 Arisaka 5 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1939 8000 (approx.) 3.7 kg 2.5x or 4x telescopic sight
Type 100 TERA rifle Karabiner 98k unknown 5 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1940 500 (approx.) 3.9 kg detachable barrel for paratroopers
Type 1 TERA rifle Type 38 Cavalry Carbine Nagoya 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1941 250 (approx.) 3.3 kg foldable for paratroopers
Type I Rifle Type 38 Carcano 5 6.5×50mm Arisaka 1939 60000 3.95 kg built in Italy for IJN
Type 4 Rifle M1 Garand Yokosuka 10 7.7×58mm Arisaka 1945 20 4.14 kg (also known as Type 5) semi-automatic

Grenades and grenade launchers[edit]

Grenade Launcher Introduced Type Weight, g comments
Type 10 Grenade Type 10 1914 fragmentation 530 inaccurate fuse timing
Type 91 Grenade Type 89 1931 fragmentation 530 improvement of Type 10
Type 92 Grenade Type 10 1933 chemical 530 green (skin irritant) and red (tear gas) versions
Type 97 Grenade No 1937 fragmentation 450 evolution of Type 91 optimized for hand-throw
Type 98 Grenade No 1939 fragmentation 595 copy of Model 24 grenade, long handle
Type 99 Grenade Type 100 1939 fragmentation 300 variant of Type 97 for grenade launcher
Type 2 Grenade (30mm) Type 2 1942 anti-tank 230
Type 2 Grenade (40mm) Type 2 1942 anti-tank 369 98mm RHA penetration
Type 3 Grenade No 1943 anti-tank 830-1270 shaped charge, fabric body
Type 4 Grenade No 1944 fragmentation ~480 Ceramic (Pottery) grenade

Recoilless rifles[edit]

Flamethrowers[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Infantry and dual-purpose machine guns[edit]

Vehicle and aircraft machine guns[edit]

See also List of weapons of World War II Japanese aircraft#Army aircraft (IJA)
and List of weapons of World War II Japanese aircraft#Navy aircraft (IJN)

Artillery[edit]

Infantry mortars[edit]

Heavy mortars & rocket launchers[edit]

Field artillery[edit]

Fortress and siege guns[edit]

Infantry guns[edit]

Anti-tank guns[edit]

Anti-tank weapons (besides ant-tank guns)[edit]

Anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Occasional anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Light anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Medium & heavy anti-aircraft guns[edit]

Model Caliber Eff. alt. From Produced Weight, kg fire rate, RPM Comment
QF 3.7-inch AA gun Mk1 94mm 7300 1941 0 9317 15 captured from British
Type 11 75mm 6650 1922 44 2061 5(approx.) used as railroad gun and in home islands fortresses
Type 14 100mm 10500 1925 70 5194 5(approx.) civil defense in Kyushu only
Type 10 120mm 10065 1927 2000 7800 11 cheap coastal defense tool, dual-purpose
Type 88 75mm 7250 1928 2000 2740 18 based on QF 3-inch 20 cwt design, mainstay of civil defense
Type 89 naval gun 127mm 9439 1932 1306 20300 11 standard heavy AA gun of IJN
Type 99 88mm 10420 1938 1000 6500 15 2nd most produced after Type 88 for civil defense
Type 3 80?mm 76.2mm 7600 1943  ? 2600  ? lack of data
Type 3 12cm 120mm 13000 1944 120 19800 20 the only mass-produced Japanese weapon effective against B-29
Type 4 75mm 10000 1944 70 5850 10 reverse-engineered Bofors gun captured from Chinese, intended to replace Type 88, modified as Type 5 75 mm Tank Gun
Type 5 149.1mm 16000 1945 2 9200 10 had a fire-control electronic computer

Vehicles[edit]

Tankettes[edit]

Amphibious tanks[edit]

Note: Amphibious Tanks were used by the IJN.

Land tanks and derivatives[edit]

Self-propelled guns[edit]

Tank-based[edit]

Name Chassis Gun Developed Manufactured Role
Jiro-Sha Type 95 Heavy Tank unknown  ?  ? -
Type 2 Ka-To Type 95 Heavy Tank 105 mm 1942 0 self-propelled anti-tank gun
Type 5 Ho-Ru Type 95 Ha-Go Type 1 47 mm Anti-Tank Gun 1945 1 SP ATG
Type 4 120 mm Ho-To Type 95 Ha-Go Type 38 12 cm Howitzer 1944  ? self-propelled gun
Type 1 Ho-Ni I Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 90 75 mm Field Gun 1941 55 SP ATG
Type 1 Ho-Ni II Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 91 10 cm howitzer 1941 83 SPG
Type 3 Ho-Ni III Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 3 75 mm Tank Gun 1943 80 SP ATG
Type 2 Ho-I Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun 1942 30 SPG
Type 4 Ho-Ro Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 38 15 cm howitzer 1944 19 SPG
Short barrel 120mm gun tank Type 97 Chi-Ha 120mm naval gun 1945  ? SPG
Type 5 Ho-Chi Type 97 Chi-Ha Type 96 15 cm howitzer 1945 1 SPG
Type 98 Ta-Se 20 mm Type 98 Ke-Ni Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon 1943 1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
So-Ki Type 98 Ke-Ni twin Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon 1944 1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Ta-Ha Type 1 Chi-He twin 37 mm high-angle gun 1942 0 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Type 5 Na-To Type 4 Chi-To Type 5 75 mm tank gun 1945 2 SP ATG
Type 5 Ho-Ri Type 5 Chi-Ri 1x105mm, 1x37mm, 2x20mm (AA) 1945 1 SP ATG/AAG

Other[edit]

Name Chassis Gun Developed Manufactured Role
Ki-To Type 97 Te-Ke twin Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon 1938 1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Ko-Hi Type 98 half-track Type 2 20 mm AA Machine Cannon 1942 1 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Type 98 20 mm AAG Tank Ho-ki Type 1 Ho-Ki APC twin Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon 1943 0 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Type 4 Ha-To unique Type 3 30 cm mortar 1944 4 self-propelled mortar/rocket launcher
  • 75 mm SPG "Kusae" - 1944 prototype
  • Experimental Type 2 75 mm Ku-Se - probably fictitious

Armored cars[edit]

Maker Developed Rail wheels Produced Armament Model
Austin Motor Company/Nissan 1934 No  ? none Austin 7
Crossley 1928 No  ? none IGA
Wolseley Motors Limited 1928 No  ? none unknown
Sumida(Isuzu) 1932 No 200 3x6.5mm Type 11 MG Type 2592 Chiyoda, also known as "Chiysda" (misspelled)
Sumida(Isuzu) 1931 No 2 3x6.5mm Type 11 MG (Chiyoda QSW) "Aikoku"
Sumida(Isuzu) 1931 No  ? 3x6.5mm Type 11 MG (Chiyoda) "Kokusan"
Sumida(Isuzu) 1932 No  ? none Type 2592 Sumida
Sumida(Isuzu) 1931 Yes 1000 1x7.7mm machine gun Sumida M.2593, also known as Type 91 Broad-gauge Railroad Tractor Sumi-Da or Type 91 armored railroad car So-Mo
unknown 1935 Yes 121 none Type 95 armored railroad car So-Ki
unknown 1932 Yes  ? 5× 7.7 mm Vickers .303 MG Type 2592 Osaka Hokoku-Go (also known as "Hokoku" or Type 92 Osaka or Type 92 naval armored car)
Ford  ? No  ? none Mk IV?
 ? 1938 Yes  ? none Type 2598 railroad car

Armored carriers[edit]

  • Type 95 So-Ki - armored APC and rail engine
  • Type 98 So-Da Armored Ammunition Carrier
  • Type 1 Ho-Ki Armored Personnel Carrier
  • Type 1 Ho-Ha Half-Track
  • Type 4 Ka-Tsu submarine-launched supply craft and amphibious torpedo boat
  • Experimental Light Armored ATG Carrier "So-To"

Armored trains[edit]

Railroad vehicles[edit]

Wagons[edit]

  • Wagon-1 Reconnaissance Wagon
  • Wagon-1 Protective Wagon
  • Wagon-2 Heavy Canone Wagon
  • Wagon-3 Light Canone Wagon
  • Wagon-4 Infantry Wagon
  • Wagon-5 Command Wagon

Locomotives[edit]

  • Wagon-6 Auxiliary Tender
  • Wagon-7 Materials Wagon
  • Wagon-7 Power Supply Wagon
  • Wagon-8 Infantry Wagon
  • Wagon-9 Light Canone Wagon
  • Wagon-10 Howitzer Wagon
  • Wagon-11 Protective Wagon

Railroad cars[edit]

Engineering and command[edit]

See List of Japanese Army military engineer vehicles of World War II

Trucks[edit]

Passenger cars[edit]

Motorcycles[edit]

Tractors & prime movers[edit]

  • Type 92 5 t Prime Mover "I-Ke"
  • Type 98 6 t Prime Mover "Ro-Ke"
  • Type 92 8 t Prime Mover "Ni-Ku"
  • Type 95 13 t Prime Mover "Ho-Fu"
  • Type 94 4 t Prime Mover "Yo-Ke"
  • Type 98 4 t Prime Mover "Shi-Ke"
  • Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover "Ko-Hi"
  • Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Large Model
  • Type 96 AA Gun Prime Mover NEW
  • Experimental Heavy Gun Tractor Chi-Ke
  • Experimental Crawler Truck
  • T G Experimental Crawler Truck
  • Fordson Prime Mover
  • The Pavessi Gun Tractor
  • The 50 hp Gun Tractor
  • Komatsu 3 ton Tractor
  • Light Prime Mover
  • Clarton Prime Mover
  • The Holt 30

Miscellaneous vehicles[edit]

  • Type 94 Ambulance
  • Type 94 Repair Vehicle

Army vessels[edit]

River-crossing crafts[edit]

  • Type 95 Collapsible Boat
  • Type 99 Pontoon Bridge
  • Rubber Rafts

Landing craft[edit]

Motorboats[edit]

  • Speedboat Model Ko
  • Speedboat Model Otsu
  • Suicide-Attack Motorboat "Maru-Re"

Gun boats[edit]

  • Armored Boat "AB-Tei"
  • Submarine-chaser "Karo-Tei"

Landing craft/aircraft carriers[edit]

  • Landing Craft Carrier "Shinshu Maru"
  • Landing Craft Carrier Model Ko, Otsu, Hei

Transport vessels[edit]

  • Tank Landing Ship "SS-Tei"
  • Fast Transport Vessel "Yi-Go"
  • Transport Submarine "Maru-Yu"

Navy ships and war vessels[edit]

Aircraft[edit]

Secret weapons[edit]

Army secret weapons[edit]

  • Remote control special vehicle "I-Go"
  • Unmanned miniature special vehicle "Ya-I"
  • Remote control special working cable car with 90 mm
  • Mortar cannon "Ite-Go"
  • Remote control boat "Isu-Go"
  • Rocket cannon "Ro-Go"
  • Nuclear project "Mishina"
  • Engine stop gas "Ha-Go"
  • Radio jammer "Ho-Go"
  • Electric cannon "To-Go"
  • Ultrashort waves application research "Chi-Go"
  • High voltage weapon "Ka-Go"
  • High voltage obstacle destruction device "Kaha-Go"
  • High voltage wire obstacles "Kake-Go"
  • High voltage net launching rocket "Kate-Go"
  • Infrared rays detection device "Ne-Go"
  • Mine detection sonar for the landing operations "Ra-Go"
  • Radio control device "Mu-Go"
  • Radio controlled boat with sonar and a depth bomb "Musu-Go"
  • Plan to make artificial thunderclouds "U-Go"
  • Noctovision "No-Go"
  • Death ray "Ku-Go"
  • Infrared ray homing bomb "Ke-Go"
  • Balloon bomb "Fu-Go"
  • Optical communication device "Ko-Go"
  • Rope launching rocket "Te-Go"
  • Blind ray "Ki-Go"
  • Propaganda electronic ray device "Se-Go"
  • Sonar "Su-Go"
  • Experimental armour for MG-gunner

Navy secret weapons[edit]

    • I-Go 14 Type (Type "Ko-Kai 2":Modified A Type2) I-Go 14 Aircraft Submarine
    • I-Go 15 Type (Type "Otsu":Type B) I-Go 26 Aircraft Submarine
    • I-Go 54 Type (Type "Otsu-Kai 2":Modified B Type2) I-Go 54 Aircraft Submarine
    • I-Go 400 Type (Special Submarine) I-Go 402 Aircraft Submarine
    • Aichi M6A1 Seiran Torpedo-Bomber carried in subs.
    • Suicide Attack Frogman "Fukuryuu"
    • "Kaiten" Type1 Suicide Attack Midget Submarine
    • "Kairyu" Midget Submarine
    • Nuclear Project "F-Go"
    • Aircraft Battleship "Ise" Class "Ise"

Radars[edit]

Imperial Japanese Army radars[edit]

Ground-based radar[edit]

  • Ta-Chi 1 Ground-Based Target Tracking Radar Model 1
  • Ta-Chi 2 Ground-Based Target Tracking Radar Model 2
  • Ta-Chi 3 Ground-Based Target Tracking Radar Model 3
  • Ta-Chi 4 Ground-Based Target Tracking Radar Model 4
  • TypeA Bi-static Doppler Interface Detector (High Flequency Warning Device "Ko")
  • Ta-Chi 6 TypeB Fixed Early Warning Device (Fixed Early Warning Device "Otsu")
  • Ta-Chi 7 Type B Mobile Early Warning Device (Mobile Early Warning Device "Otsu")
  • Ta-Chi 13 Aircraft Guidance System
  • Ta-Chi 18 Type B Portable Early Warning Device (Portable Early Warning Device "Otsu")
  • Ta-Chi 20 Fixed Early Warning Device Receiver (for Ta-Chi 6)
  • Ta-Chi 24 Mobile Anti-Aircraft Radar (Japanese Wurzburg radar)
  • Ta-Chi 28 Aircraft Guidance Device
  • Ta-Chi 31 Ground-Based Target Tracking Radar Model 4 modified

Airborne radar[edit]

  • Ta-Ki 1 Model 1 Airborne Surveillance Radar
  • Ta-Ki 1 Model 2 Airborne Surveillance Radar
  • Ta-Ki 1 Model 3 Airborne Surveillance Radar
  • Ta-Ki 11 ECM Device
  • Ta-Ki 15 Aircraft Guidance Device Receiver (for Tachi 13)

Shipborne radar[edit]

  • Ta-Se 1 Anti-Surface Radar
  • Ta-Se 2 Anti-Surface Radar

Imperial Japanese Navy Radars[edit]

Land-based radar[edit]

  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 1 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 2 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 2 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 3 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 3 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Mobil Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Modify 2 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Modify 2 Mobile Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Modify 3 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Modify 3 Mobile Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Modified Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 3 Small Size Early Warning Radar ("13-Go" Small Size Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 4 Long-Range Air Search Radar ("14-Go" Long-Range Air Search Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 4 Model 1 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar (Japanese SCR-268)
  • Type 2 Mark 4 Model 2 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar (Japanese SCR-268) (S24 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar)

Airborne radar[edit]

  • Type 3 Air Mark 6 Model 4 Airborne Ship-Search Radar (H6 Airborne Ship-Search Radar) (N6 Airborne Ship-Search Radar)
  • Type 5 Model 1 Radio Location Night Vision Device

Shipborne radar[edit]

  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 1 Air Search Radar ("21-Go" Air Search Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 2 Modify 3 Anti-Surface, Fire assisting Radar for Submarine ("21-Go" Modify 3 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 2 Modify 4 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar for Ship ("21-Go" Modify 4 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 1 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("31-Go" Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 2 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("32-Go" Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 3 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("33-Go" Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar)

Missiles & bombs[edit]

name type introduced weight, kg role user comment
Kawasaki Ki-147 I-Go Type1 – Ko guided missile 1944 1400 air-to-surface IJA Radio-guided
Kawasaki Igo-1-B guided missile 1944 680 air-to-surface IJA Radio-guided, also known as Ki-148 or I-Go Type 1-Hei
Ke-Go guided missile 1944 680 air-to-surface IJA IR homing version of Ki-148
Funshin-dan unguided missile 1943 40 surface-to-air IJN used in battle of Iwo Jima
Funryu guided missile 1943 1900 surface-to-air IJN Radio-guided, models Funryu-1 to Funryu-4
Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka guided missile 1945 2140 surface-to-air IJN guided by suicide pilot
Type 92 No. 1 bomb 1932 15 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 92 No. 25 bomb 1932 250 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 92 No. 50 bomb 1932 500 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 94 No. 5 bomb 1934 50 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 94 Mod. No. 5 bomb 1934 50 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 94 No. 10 bomb 1934 100 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 94 No. 10 Mod. bomb 1934 100 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 97 No. 6 bomb 1937 60 air-to-surface IJN used in Pearl Harbor attack
Type 98 No. 25 bomb 1938 30 air-to-surface IJN used in Pearl Harbor attack
Type 99 No. 3 Mod. bomb 1939 30 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 99 No. 80 bomb 1939 800 anti-ship IJN used in Pearl Harbor attack
Type 99 No. 25 bomb 1939 30 anti-ship IJN used in Pearl Harbor attack
Type 1 No. 5 bomb 1941 50 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 1 No. 10 bomb 1941 100 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 1 No. 25 bomb 1941 250 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 3 No. 10 bomb 1943 100 air-to-surface IJA -
Type 3 No. 25 bomb 1943 250 air-to-surface IJA Skipping bomb
Type 4 No. 10 bomb 1944 100 anti-ship IJA -
Type 4 No. 25 bomb 1944 250 anti-ship IJA -
Type 4 No. 50 bomb 1944 500 anti-ship IJA -

For more details on naval bombs, see List of Japanese World War II navy bombs For more details in land bombs, see List of Japanese World War II army bombs

Unclear IJA bombs[edit]

  • Type Ro-3
  • Type Ro-5
  • Type Ro-7

Unclear IJN bombs[edit]

  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb Type 2
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb Type 2 Modify 1
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb Type 2 Modify 2
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb "Maru-Sen"
  • No.6 27-Go Bomb
  • Type 3 No.25 4-Go Bomb Type 1
  • Type 3 No.50 4-Go Bomb

Unclear bomb[edit]

  • Type 4456 100 kg Skipping bomb

Cartridges and shells[edit]

Cartridges[edit]

High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) shells[edit]

Gun Caliber Weight Length Penetration
Type 90/97 Tank Gun 57mm 1.80 kg 189 mm 55 mm
Type 92 Infantry Gun 70 mm 3.38 kg 281 mm 90 mm
Type 41 Mountain Gun 75 mm 3.95 kg 297 mm 100mm
Type 91 10 cm Howitzer 105 mm 10.91 kg 364 mm 120 mm
Type 38 12 cm Howitzer 120 mm 13.03 kg 387 mm 140 mm
Type 4 15 cm Howitzer 149 mm 21.04 kg 524 mm 150mm

Among them, the HEAT of Type 41 Mountain Gun was used in action and destroyed several Allied tanks in Burma and other places. The use of the HEAT for other guns is not known.

Other HEAT shell was the projectile of Type 94 Mountain Gun. The HEAT of Type 94 Mountain Gun was not produced though it was developed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standard Catalog of Military Firearms: The Collector's Price and Reference Guide, edited by Phillip Peterson, ISBN 978-1-4402-3692-1

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