Type 4 150 mm howitzer
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|Type 4 15 cm Howitzer|
Type 4 15 cm Howitzer
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Used by|| Imperial Japanese Army
Republic of China (NRA)
People's Republic of China (PLA)
|Wars||Second Sino-Japanese War
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
World War II
Chinese Civil War
|Weight||2,797 kilograms (6,166 lb)|
|Barrel length||2.169 m (7 ft 1 in) L/14.6|
|Shell||35.9 kilograms (79 lb)|
|Caliber||149.1 mm (5.87 in)|
|Elevation||-5° to +65°|
|Rate of fire||3-4 rounds/minute|
|Muzzle velocity||410 m/s (1,345 ft/s)|
|Maximum range||9,575 metres (10,471 yd)|
History[change | change source]
Type 4 was available to IJA forces after 1915.
Combat record[change | change source]
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References[change | change source]
- Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50; 15-cm = 150-mm
- This howitzer type was named "four" because it was ordered in 1915; and 1915 was the 4th year of the reign of Emperor Taishō -- 1915 (Taishō 4).
- US War Dept. (1944). "Model 4 (1915) 150-mm howitzer," Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, pp. 226-227.
- Goldberg, Harold J. (2007). D-Day in the Pacific: the Battle of Saipan, p. 35; Denfeld, D. Colt. (1992). Japanese Fortifications and Other Military Structures in the Central Pacific, p. 56.
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