Type 10 AA file photo [13206]

Type 10 120 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeAnti-Aircraft Gun
Caliber120.000 mm
Barrel Length5,400.000 mm
Weight8500.000 kg
Ammunition Weight32.40 kg
Rate of Fire10 rounds/min
Ceiling8,500 m
Muzzle Velocity825 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Japanese Type 10 dual-purpose guns were designed for naval use and entered production in 1921. They remained in production through the inter-war years and into WW2, equipping both ships and coastal defense batteries. In 1944, production of these guns surged due to the demands of the war. They fired either high explosive shells or incendiary shrapnel shells. When fired as an anti-aircraft weapon, they had the effective ceiling of 8,500 meters and maximum ceiling of 10,000 meters; when firing at surface targets, the effective rage of 16,000 meters.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2011


Japanese E13A seaplane being craned onto cruiser Kinugasa, 1940s; note Type 10 120mm guns in foregroundJapanese 120mm dual-purpose gun on hill east of the Orote Peninsula Airfield, Guam, Mariana Islands, 5 Oct 1944Japanese Type 10 dual-purpose gun on Tinian, Mariana Islands, 1944-1945

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