Type 92 Battalion Gun file photo [16138]

Type 92 Battalion Gun Field Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeField Gun
Caliber70.000 mm
Length2,006.000 mm
Barrel Length723.000 mm
Weight212.000 kg
Ammunition Weight3.80 kg
Rate of Fire10 rounds/min
Range2,785 m
Muzzle Velocity198 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Type 92 Battalion Guns, designed in the early 1930s, were light howitzers that replaced Type 11 37 mm Infantry Guns and Type 11 70 mm Infantry Mortars at the same time for the purpose of eliminating the need for battalions to carry two different types of ammunition into combat situations. Each weapon was usually towed by three horses (though designed to be light enough to be towed by a single horse) and usually crewed by five men. They first saw combat against Chinese troops in northeastern China in 1932, remained in active service through the Second Sino-Japanese War and the opening of the Pacific War, and many were still used against US advances in the final stages of WW2.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2012


Type 92 battalion gun in action in China, circa late 1937 to early 1938Soviet troops with captured Japanese field guns, Nomonhan, Mongolia Area, China, Aug 1939Type 92 battalion guns, date unknownCaptured Japanese Type 92 Battalion Gun on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, date unknown
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Type 92 battalion gun in action in China, circa late 1937 to early 1938
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