Type 14 105 mm cannon
|Type 14 105 mm cannon|
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Used by||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Wars||World War II|
|Mass||3,116.7 kilograms (6,871 lb)|
|Barrel length||3.556 metres (11 ft 8 in) L/34.2|
|Shell||15.77 kilograms (34 lb 12 oz)|
|Caliber||105 mm (4.13 in)|
|Elevation||-5° to +33°|
|Rate of fire||6-8 rounds/minute|
|Muzzle velocity||620 m/s (2,034 ft/s)|
|Maximum firing range||13,265 metres (14,507 yd)|
The Type 14 105 mm cannon (十四式十糎加農砲, Jyūyon-shiki Kanōhō), also known as a "10-cm" gun, was a cannon used by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA). It was used during for long-range fire.
This artillery piece was the first medium caliber cannon which was Japanese designed. It the first with a split trail carriage. It was used Imperial Japanese Army but was not considered successful. It was replaced by the Type 92 105 mm cannon.
History[change | change source]
Before World War I, the Imperial Japanese Army mainly had Krupp cannons from Germany. After the Versailles Treaty, the Japanese considered other options including cannon designed by Schneider et Cie from France.
In 1925, IJA began to use the "Type 14" which was based on Schneider designs; however, the Type 14 was not considered successful.
Combat record[change | change source]
Type 14s were used for training units in the Japanese home islands.
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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[permanent dead link]; excerpt, "Japanese '10cm' weapons were actually 105mm weapons."
- ↑ This cannon type was named "fourteen" because it was ordered in 1925; and 1925 was the 14th year of the reign of Emperor Taishō -- 1925 (Taishō 14).
- ↑ "Model 14 105 mm cannon," US Technical Manual, pp. 222-223; retrieved 2012-2-18.
- ↑ Mayer, Sydney L. (1984). The Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan, pp. 57-59.
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