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Type 88 75 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeAnti-Aircraft Gun
Caliber75.000 mm
Barrel Length3,212.000 mm
Weight2440.000 kg
Ammunition Weight6.50 kg
Rate of Fire15 rounds/min
Ceiling8,850 m
Muzzle Velocity720 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 88 75-millimeter anti-aircraft guns entered service with the Japanese Army in 1928, which was the year 2588 in the Japanese imperial calendar, thus the designation. They had an effective ceiling of 7,250 meters and a maximum range of 8,850 meters. They first saw action in Manchuria in northeastern China in 1931, and remained in the area for actions in the Second Sino-Japanese War starting in 1937 and then in the brief Japanese-Soviet border wars of the late 1930s. These 75-millimeters guns were also effective against tanks when firing armor-piercing rounds; later during the Battle of Okinawa, many American M4 Sherman tanks were lost to Type 88 76-millimeter guns used in this mode. In the final months of the Pacific War, most of the remaining Type 88 guns were withdrawn to the Japanese home islands to defend against the increasing American air attacks. Over 2,000 examples were built during the design's production life.

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Japanese Type 88 75mm anti-aircraft gun and crew on Attu, Aleutian Islands, circa 1943Japanese Type 88 75mm anti-aircraft gun in exercise, Attu, Aleutian Islands, circa 1943Japanese 75mm Type 88 anti-aircraft battery on the old US rifle range near Marine Barracks, Sumay, Guam, Mariana Islands, 5 Oct 1944Dutch soldier with a captured Japanese Type 88 75mm anti-aircraft gun, Waingapu, Dutch East Indies, 25 Feb 1949
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