Type 38 75 mm field gun file photo [15142]

Type 38 75 mm Field Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeField Gun
Caliber75.000 mm
Barrel Length2,286.000 mm
Weight945.000 kg
Ammunition Weight5.90 kg
Rate of Fire10 rounds/min
Range8,250 m
Muzzle Velocity510 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 38 75 mm Field Gun design came from the German armaments manufacturer Krupp. While the initial few examples were made in Germany, the remainder of the 2,000 guns were built domestically in Japan by the Osaka Arsenal. During the inter-war years, many of the Type 38 guns along with the carriages were modified, improving the range, rate of fire, and other characteristics; an additional 400 new examples were built according to the Type 38 Improved specifications. During WW2, they were used in China. Although by the time the Pacific War opened in Dec 1941 they were obsolete, they remained in active service until 1945.

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Photographs

Japanese Type 38 75 mm field guns, 1930sJapanese Type 38 75 mm field gun and crew, date unknownSide and breech view of Japanese Type 38 75 mm field gun, as seen in US War Department publication TM-E 30-480 dated Sep 1944Side drawing of Japanese Type 38 75 mm field gun, as seen in US War Department publication TM-E 30-480 dated Sep 1944
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