Type 96 AA Gun Prime Mover
|Type 96 AA Gun Prime Mover|
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Towing of a Type 88 75 mm AA Gun|
|Engine||air-cooled gasoline or diesel|
During the 1920s, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) used several types of trucks to transport Anti-aircraft guns. In 1936 the Type 96 AA "gun tractor" was developed from the Type 94 6-Wheeled truck. The Type-94 was first produced in 1934 and shown to be reliable. First produced in 1937, the Type 96 was basically the same as the Type 94, but "the transmission was improved and a winch was added to the tail". The engine utilized to power the Type 96 was produced in a gasoline version (Ko engine) and a diesel version (Otsu engine). The rear platform was "modified to carry crews and equipment" for the Type 88 75 mm AA Gun. During World War II, the Type 88 75 mm AA gun was deployed to virtually every anti-aircraft field artillery unit as protection against medium level aircraft attacks.
- Taki’s Imperial Japanese Army: Type 96 AA Gun Prime Mover
- Taki’s Imperial Japanese Army: Type 94 6-Wheeled Truck
- McLean, Donald B. Japanese Artillery; Weapons and Tactics. Wickenburg, Ariz.: Normount Technical Publications, 1973. ISBN 0-87947-157-3.