Type 94 37 mm AT file photo [13263]

Type 94 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeAnti-Tank Gun
Caliber37.000 mm
Length2,900.000 mm
Barrel Length1,765.000 mm
Weight324.000 kg
Rate of Fire30 rounds/min
Range2,870 m
Muzzle Velocity700 m/s


ww2dbaseIn Jul 1933, the Japanese Army began developing a replacement to the Type 11 infantry gun design. The prototype Type 94 37-millimeter anti-tank gun was tested in 1935, and the production began in 1936. Four guns were typically assigned to each infantry regiment, each manned by a crew of 11 men. They had an effective range of 2,870 meters and a maximum range of 4,500 meters. They saw combat in China and Russia in the late 1930s, achieving effectiveness. As the Japanese Army recognized that these weapons were becoming obsolete, production ceased in 1941 after 3,400 examples were built. Type 94 guns remained in active service until the end of the Pacific War in 1945.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2011


Japanese Crossley armored car and Type 94 anti-tank gun in Shanghai, 1937Japanese Type 94 anti-tank gun and crew in China, date unknownAbandoned Japanese Type 94 37mm anti-tank gun, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Nov 1942Japanese Type 94 anti-tank gun crew dead in a gun pit after the Battle for Munda Point on New Georgia, Solomon Islands, Aug 1943

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