Type 96 150 mm howitzer
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|Type 96 150 mm Howitzer|
Type 96 150 mm Howitzer
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Used by||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Wars||Second Sino-Japanese War
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
World War II
|Weight||4,140 kg (9,130 lb)|
|Barrel length||3.523 m (11 ft 7 in)|
|Shell||31.3 kg (69 lb)|
|Caliber||149.1 mm (5.87 in)|
|Elevation||-5 to +65 degrees|
|Rate of fire||3–4 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||540 m/s (1,772 ft/s)|
|Maximum range||11,900 m (13,014 yd)|
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References[change | edit source]
- Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50; 15-cm = 150-mm
- This field gun type was named "ninety-six" because it was approved in 1936; and 1936 was the 2596th year since Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Imperial year was Kōki 2596 (皇紀2596年).
- Bishop, The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II.
- US War Dept, "Model 96 150-mm howitzer," Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, p. 228.
- US War Dept, "Artillery," p. 45.
- Hogg, Ian V. (1970). The Guns: 1939/45, p. 53.
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