|Type 98 320 mm mortar
Type 98 320mm mortar
|Place of origin
|| Empire of Japan
||World War II
||675 lbs (projectile)
Type 98 320 mm mortar (九八式臼砲 Kyūhachi-shiki-kyūhō), also known as a "32-cm" gun, was a mortar of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). It was also called a "spigot mortar."
This artillery piece was used by the Japanese military during World War II.
Combat record [change]
During World War II, the IJA had 12 Type 98s at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
The Type 98 mortars were also used on Okinawa.
Related pages [change]
- ↑ Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50.
- ↑ This field gun type was named "ninety-eight" because it was first built in 1938; and 1938 was the 2598th year since Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Imperial year was Kōki 2598 (皇紀2598年).
- ↑ Alexander, Joseph. "The Japanese 320mm spigot mortar,"Closing In: Marines in the Seizure of Iwo Jima; retrieved 2012-2-20.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Appleman, Roy E. et al. Okinawa: The Last Battle, pp. 90-91; retrieved 2012-2-20.
- ↑ Moore, Jeff M. "The High Cost of Faulty Intel," Naval History, February 2005; retrieved 2012-2-20.
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