Type 3 AA file photo [13211]

Type 3 8 cm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeAnti-Aircraft Gun
Caliber76.200 mm
Barrel Length3,048.000 mm
Weight600.000 kg
Ammunition Weight6.00 kg
Rate of Fire14 rounds/min
Ceiling8,000 m
Muzzle Velocity680 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Type 3 8-centimeter anti-aircraft guns were developed by the Japanese Navy, entering service in 1914. After serving in WW1 in their intended role, by the time war broke out in Asia in the 1930s, they had largely been relegated to shore defense duties. These sliding breech block guns had a maximum ceiling of 10,800 meters, though their effective range was only about 8,000 meters.

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Japanese Navy 8-centimeter Type 3 anti-aircraft gun and crew, date unknownCaptured Japanese Type 3 8cm anti-aircraft gun, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, circa 1942-1943Japanese Type 3 8cm anti-aircraft gun on display at the Yushukan Museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, 6 Aug 2005; note shell for Yamato-class battleships in background

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