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 world's 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 World War II.
The basic rifle was the Arisaka Type 38 which was antiquated when Japan entered World War II 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, Japan's 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.
- 1 Swords and bayonets
- 2 Small arms
- 3 Machine guns
- 4 Artillery
- 5 Anti-tank weapons (besides anti-tank guns)
- 6 Anti-aircraft weapons
- 7 Vehicles
- 7.1 Tankettes
- 7.2 Amphibious tanks
- 7.3 Land tanks and derivatives
- 7.4 Self-propelled guns
- 7.5 Armored cars
- 7.6 Armored carriers
- 7.7 Armored trains
- 7.8 Railroad vehicles
- 7.9 Engineering and command
- 7.10 Trucks
- 7.11 Passenger cars (not armoured)
- 7.12 Motorcycles
- 7.13 Tractors & prime movers
- 7.14 Miscellaneous vehicles
- 8 Army vessels
- 9 Navy ships and war vessels
- 10 Aircraft
- 11 Secret weapons
- 12 Radars
- 13 Missiles & bombs
- 14 Cartridges and shells
- 15 See also
- 16 References
- 17 External links
|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|
Pistols (manual and semi-automatic)
- Smith & Wesson Model 3
- Type 26 Revolver
- Type 94 8mm Nambu Pistol
- Type Sugiura .32acp (7.65mm) pistol (occupied Chinese production)
- Type Sugiura .25acp (6.35mm) pistol (occupied Chinese production)
- Type Inagaki .32acp (7.65mm) pistol
- Mauser C96 (Type MO Large pistol)
- FN Model 1910
- Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless
- Type 10 signal pistol (35 mm)
Automatic pistols and submachine guns
- Type 2 8mm automatic handgun (sub-machine gun)
- MP 34 (total ~6000 SMGs together with MP18 and MP28)
- Type 100 SMG (main army SMG)
|Type 30 Rifle||Type 30||Arisaka||5||6.5×50mm Arisaka||1897||599,000||3.95 kg||limited distribution in 1945|
|Type 38 Rifle||Type 38||Arisaka||5||6.5×50mm Arisaka||1905||3,400,000||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||91,900||3.3 kg||foldable|
|Type 97 sniper rifle||Type 38||Arisaka||5||6.5×50mm Arisaka||1937||22,500||3.95 kg||2.5x telescopic sight|
|Type 99 (short) rifle||Type 99||Arisaka||5||7.7×58mm Arisaka||1939||3,500,000||3.7 kg||intended to replace Type 38|
|Type Mo rifle I, II||Karabiner 98k||Mauser||5||7.92×57mm Mauser||1937||40,000||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||10,000||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||scarce|
|Type 2 TERA Rifle||Type 99||Nagoya||5||7.7×58mm Arisaka||1943||21,200||3.7 kg||takedown variant for paratroopers|
|Type 99 sniper rifle||Type 99||Arisaka||5||7.7×58mm Arisaka||1939||8,000 (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||60,000||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
|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||830-1,270||shaped charge, fabric body|
|Type 4 Grenade||No||1944||fragmentation||~480||Ceramic (Pottery) grenade|
- Type 5 45 mm AT Rocket Launcher
- Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher
- 81mm recoilless rifle (300 produced in 1944 and used up in battle for Okinawa)
- 10.5 cm recoilless rifle
Infantry and dual-purpose machine guns
- Type 11 Light Machine Gun (6.5 mm)
- Type 89 FIXED - license-built Vickers .303 (7.7 mm)
- Type 92 machine gun - copy of Lewis gun (7.7 mm)
- Type 96 Light Machine Gun (6.5 mm) - copy of ZB vz. 26 captured from Chinese
- Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun (also known as 6.5mm Taishō 14 Machine Gun), based on 8mm Hotchkiss M1914
- Type 98 7.7mm water-cooled heavy machine gun - based on Vickers gun captured from Chinese, installed in fortresses
- Type 21 Light Machine Gun
- Type 300 heavy gun
- Shisei Type Hei
Vehicle and aircraft machine guns
- Type 91 machine gun (Type 11 light machine gun modified for automotive use)
- Type 92 Automotive 13 mm cannon
- Type 97 aircraft machine gun (7.7 mm) - modified Type 89 FIXED
- Type 98 turret machine gun - licensed production of German MG15 7.62mm machine gun
- Type 4 heavy machine gun - tested in 1942–1944, but was not accepted by army until surrender of Japan
- Type 98 50 mm Mortar
- Type 11 70 mm Infantry Mortar (rifled bore)
- Type 97 81 mm Infantry Mortar
- Type 99 81 mm mortar - fired by hammer strike
- Type 94 90 mm Infantry Mortar
- Type 2 12 cm Mortar
- Type 90 light mortar - actually heavy 150mm mortar, 90 made and used in 1932
Heavy mortars & rocket launchers
- Type 14 27 cm Heavy Mortar (in Japanese)
- Type 98 320 mm mortar
- Type 4 20 cm Rocket Launcher
- Type 4 30 cm SP Heavy Mortar Carrier "Ha-To"
- Type 4 40 cm Rocket Launcher
- Type 5 Mortar Launcher "Tok"
- 7cm Mountain Gun (75 mm caliber, short bronze barrel)
- Type 31 75 mm Mountain Gun (steel version)
- 7 cm Field Gun (75mm caliber, long bronze barrel)
- Type 31 75 mm Field gun (steel version)
- Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun (license-built Krupp M.08 mountain gun)
- Type 94 75 mm Mountain Gun (indigenous design to replace Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun)
- Type 38 75 mm Field Gun (license-built Krupp gun)
- Type 90 75 mm Field Gun (indigenous design to replace Type 38 75 mm Field Gun)
- Type 95 75 mm Field Gun (supersede Type 90 75 mm Field Gun to reduce costs)
- Type 99 10 cm Mountain gun
- Krupp 10.5 cm Cannon
- Type 38 10 cm Cannon (license-built Krupp 105mm howitzer M1905)
- Type 91 10 cm Howitzer (indigenous light-weight howitzer to supplement Type 38 15 cm Howitzer)
- Type 14 10 cm Cannon(indigenous design, largely unsuccessful)
- 120 mm Krupp howitzer M1905
- Type 38 12 cm Howitzer (license-built 120 mm Krupp howitzer M1905)
- Type 38 15 cm Howitzer (license-built 150 mm Krupp QF howitzer M1905)
Fortress and siege guns
- Type 7 10 cm Cannon
- Type 45 15 cm Cannon (1912) - barbette-mounted coastal defense gun
- 28 cm Howitzer L/10
- Type 90 24 cm Railway Gun - Built in France
- Type 7 30 cm Howitzer (1918) - semi-mobile siege gun
- Experimental 41 cm Howitzer
- Type Ra 37 mm AT Gun (German 3.7 cm Pak 36 captured from Chinese)
- Type 94 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun
- Type 97 47 mm Anti-Tank Gun - a prototype tested in 1937–1938
- Type 2 57 mm Anti-Tank Gun - prototype tested in 1941–1943, cancelled because of appearing Allied heavy tanks.
Anti-tank weapons (besides anti-tank guns)
- Type 97 20 mm AT/AA Rifle
- Type 99 AT Mine
- Armor Piercing Anti-Tank Grenade - may be fictitious
- Type 93 Pressure Anti-Tank/Personnel Mine
- Type 2 AT Rifle Grenade
- Type 3 AT Grenade
- Lunge AT Mine
- 57 mm Tank Cannon
- 37 mm Tank Cannon
- Type 5 45 mm Recoilless Gun
- Type 4 70 mm AT Rocket Launcher
Occasional anti-aircraft guns
- Type 97 20 mm AT/AA Rifle
- Type 11 Light Machine Gun
- Type 96 Light Machine Gun
- Type 99 Light Machine Gun
- Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun
- Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun
- 37mm high elevation angle gun
- modified Type 38 75 mm Field Gun
Light anti-aircraft guns
- Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun
- Type 4 Heavy Machine Gun
- 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun
- Type 92 13mm automotive cannon - used in independent machine gun companies
- Type 98 20 mm AA Machine Cannon
- Type 2 20 mm AA Machine Cannon
- Type 96 25 mm AT/AA Gun - main IJN gun, over 20000 units produced
- Vickers Type 40 mm AT/AA Gun (pom-pom)
- 70/81mm AA Mine Discharger
Medium & heavy anti-aircraft guns
|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|
|8 cm/40 3rd Year Type naval gun||76.2mm||5400||1914||69||2600||13||dual-purpose naval gun, during World War II used on gunboats and for civil air defense|
|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|
- Carden Loyd Mk.VI
- Type 92 Heavy Armoured Car (also known as Jyu-Sokosha Type 92 cavalry tank)
- Type 94 Tankette "TK"
- Model 94 3/4 Ton Tracked Trailer - towed by tankettes
- Type 92 A-I-Go (experimental, modified hull of Type 92 Heavy Armoured Car)
- SR-II (experimental)
- Type 1 Mi-Sha (experimental)
- Type 2 Ka-Mi (modified hull of Type 95 Ha-Go)
- Type 3 Ka-Chi (modified hull of Type 1 Chi-He)
- Type 4 Ka-Sha (Type 4 Chi-To or Type 5 Chi-Ri with floats - planned only)
- Type 5 To-Ku (modified hull of Type 5 Chi-Ri)
Note: Amphibious Tanks were used by the IJN.
Land tanks and derivatives
- British Mk IV - World War I vintage
- British Medium A "Whippet" - World War I vintage
- Renault FT17 "Ko" Light Tank - World War I vintage
- Renault NC27 "Otsu" Light Tank (Char D1)
- M3 Light Tank - Captured
- Experimental Tank - Number 1 - 1st prototype leading to the Type 89 I-Go
- Type 89 I-Go
- Type 91 Heavy Tank - 2nd prototype leading to Type 95 Heavy Tank
- Type 95 Ha-Go (also known as Type 95 Ke-Go or Type 95 Kyu-Go)
- Type 98 Ke-Ni (also known as Type 98 Chi-Ni), major improvement of Type 95 Ha-Go
- Type 2 Ke-To (variant of Type 98 Ke-Ni with improved cannon)
- Type 98 Ta-Se, prototype 20 mm Anti-Aircraft Tank with Type 98 Ke-Ni hull
- Type 98 20 mm AAG Tank, prototype with Type 98 Ke-Ni hull and twin Type 2 20 mm AA Machine Cannons
- Special Number 3 Light Tank Ku-Ro - airborne tank carried by glider Ku-6 (early development version known as So-Ra)
- Type 3 Ke-Ri - Type 95 Ha-Go tank with 57mm cannon. Prototype failed army trials in 1943
- Type 4 Ke-Nu - Ha-Go hull with Chi-Ha turret
- Type 4 Ho-To SPG prototype with a Ha-Go hull fitted with Type 38 12 cm Howitzer
- Type 5 Ho-Ru SPATG, prototype based on modified hull of the Ha-Go with a Type 1 47 mm gun
- Type 98 Ke-Ni (also known as Type 98 Chi-Ni), major improvement of Type 95 Ha-Go
- Type 97 Chi-Ha - with Type 97 57 mm Tank Gun; the most advanced Japanese tank available in numbers at start of the Pacific War
- Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha - Chi-Ha hull with an enlarged turret and Type 1 47 mm gun
- Type 1 Ho-Ni I SPG (tank destroyer) is the Chi-Ha hull with Type 90 75 mm Field Gun
- Type 2 Ho-I Infantry Support Tank - Type 41 75 mm Mountain Gun on hull of Type 97 Chi-Ha
- Type 4 Ho-Ro SPG is the Chi-Ha hull with Type 38 15 cm howitzer
- Type 3 Chi-Nu - improved Chi-Ha hull fitted with large new hexagonal turret with Type 3 75 mm Tank Gun
- Type 5 Ho-Chi SPG - hull of Type 97 Chi-Ha with fitted Type 96 15 cm howitzer
- Type 1 Chi-He, major improvement of Type 97 Chi-Ha with a more powerful engine, thicker armor and using the Type 1 47 mm gun
- Ta-Ha SPAAG (incomplete prototype)
- Short Barrel 120 mm Gun Tank (1945) - 120 mm naval gun in a Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha turret on a Chi-Ha hull, for infantry support
- Long Barrel 120 mm SPG (1945) - 120 mm naval gun on a Chi-Ha hull
- Type 98 Chi-Ho (also known as Type 98 experimental medium tank) - prototype built as a low-cost alternative to Type 97 Chi-Ha
- O-I (1940), 100-ton tank (design study only)
- O-I (1943), 120-ton tank (prototype only)
- Type 4 Chi-To (2 completed)- up-scaled Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha with Type 5 75 mm tank gun
- Type 5 Chi-Ri (unfinished prototype only) to be fitted with Type 5 75 mm tank gun and later to be up-gunned with a 88 mm main gun
- Type 5 Ke-Ho (prototype only, intended to be successor of Type 95 Ha-Go)
- Type 5 Na-To (tank destroyer) - Type 5 75 mm tank gun on a chassis of a Type 4 Chi-So medium tracked carrier
|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 4 Ha-To||unique||Type 3 30 cm mortar||1944||4||self-propelled mortar/rocket launcher|
- 75 mm SPG "Kusae" - 1944 prototype
|Austin Motor Company/Nissan||1934||No||?||none||Austin 7|
|Wolseley Motors Limited||1928||No||?||none||unknown|
|Sumida(Isuzu)||1931||No||200||3x6.5mm Type 11 MG||Type 2592 Chiyoda, a/k/a "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|
|Mitsubishi||1935||Yes||121 to 135||none||Type 95 So-Ki armored APC and railroad car|
|Osaka Naval arsenal||1933||Yes||limited||1× 7.7mm Vickers .303 MG & 4x 6.5mm MG||Type 93 Armoured Car (a/k/a Type 2593 "Hokoku" or Type 93 "Kokusan" or "Type 92" naval armored car)|
|Daidou (Manchu) automobiles||1933||No||?||Type 11 37mm gun, Type 11 MG||Manchukyo Type 93 armored car|
|?||1938||Yes||?||none||Type 2598 railroad car|
- Type 94 Disinfecting Vehicle and Type 94 Gas Scattering Vehicle
- Type 98 So-Da Armored Ammunition Carrier
- Type 100 Te-Re Armored artillery observation vehicle
- Type 1 Ho-Ki Armored Personnel Carrier
- Type 1 Ho-Ha Half-Track
- Type 4 Ka-Tsu armoured tracked resupply transport and amphibious torpedo craft
- Experimental Light Armored ATG Carrier "So-To"
- 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
- 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
Japanese has used routinely road-railroad convertible automobiles. These are covered in "Armoured Cars" section
Engineering and command
- Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck
- Type 95 Mini-truck
- Type 97 4-Wheeled Truck
- Type 1 6-Wheeled Truck
- Type 2 Heavy Truck
- Toyota KB/KC Truck
- Nissan 80 Truck
- Nissan 180 Truck
- Amphibious Truck "Su-Ki"
Passenger cars (not armoured)
- Toyota AA/AB/AC
- Type 93 6/4-Wheeled Passenger Car
- Type 95 Passenger Car "Kurogane"
- Type 98 Passenger Car
- Model 97 Nissan Staff Car, Nissan 70
- Various Harley-Davidson
- Rikuo Motorcycle
- Type 97 Motorcycle (licensed Harley-Davidson, Rikuo production)
- Type 93 motorcycle with side car (trike)
Tractors & prime movers
- 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
- Type 94 Ambulance
- Type 94 Repair Vehicle
- Type 95 Collapsible Boat
- Type 99 Pontoon Bridge
- Rubber Rafts
- Personnel Landing Craft "Shohatsu"
- Personnel Landing Craft "Chuhatsu"
- Vehicle Landing Craft "Daihatsu"
- Vehicle Landing Craft "Toku-Daihatsu"
- Vehicle Landing Craft "Mokusei-Daihatsu"
- Speedboat Model Ko
- Speedboat Model Otsu
- Suicide-Attack Motorboat "Maru-Re"
- Armored Boat "AB-Tei"
- Submarine-chaser "Karo-Tei"
Landing craft/aircraft carriers
- Landing Craft Carrier "Shinshu Maru"
- Landing Craft Carrier Model Ko, Otsu, Hei
- Tank Landing Ship "SS-Tei"
- Fast Transport Vessel "Yi-Go"
- Transport Submarine "Maru-Yu"
- List of ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy
- Military production during World War II
- List of ships of the Second World War
Army secret weapons
- 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
- 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"
Imperial Japanese Army radars
- 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
- 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)
- Ta-Se 1 Anti-Surface Radar
- Ta-Se 2 Anti-Surface Radar
- 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)
- 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
- 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
|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||-|
Unclear IJA bombs
- Type Ro-3
- Type Ro-5
- Type Ro-7
Unclear IJN bombs
- 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
- Type 4456 100 kg Skipping bomb
Cartridges and shells
High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) shells
|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 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.
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- List of artillery weapons of the Imperial Japanese Navy
- List of military aircraft of Japan
- Military production during World War II
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