Type 89 150 mm cannon

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Type 89 150 mm cannon
Model 89 15cm heavy gun Japan.jpg
Type Type 89 150 mm cannon
Place of origin Japan
Service history
In service 1929-1945
Used by Japan
Wars Sino-Japanese War, World War II
Production history
Produced 1929
Number built 150
Specifications
Weight 22,830 lb (10,360 kg)
Length 26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)
Barrel length 18 ft 10 in (6 m)

Shell HE, APHE, Shrapnel, Illumination
Caliber 5.87 in (149 mm)
Breech Interrupted screw
Recoil hydro-pneumatic
Carriage box trail
Elevation -5° to +43°
Traverse 40°
Rate of fire 2 rpm
Maximum range 21,800 yd (19,900 m)

Type 89 150 mm cannon (九二式十糎加農砲 Hachi-ju-ku-shiki Jyū-senchi Kannohō?), also known as a "15-cm" gun,[1] was a cannon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).[2]

This was one of the main guns of the IJA heavy artillery units.[3]

History[change | change source]

Type 89s were used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and in World War II.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50.
  2. This field gun type was named "eighty-nine" because its design was completed in 1929; and 1929 was the 2589th year since Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Imperial year was Kōki 2589 (皇紀2589年).
  3. "Model 89 150 mm cannon," US Technical Manual, pp. 225-226; "Japanese Artillery Weapons," CINCPAC-CINCPOA Bulletin 152-45, July 1945; retrieved 2012-2-18.

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