Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun

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Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun
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Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun
Typefield gun
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1908-1945
Used by Japan
WarsWorld War I, 2nd Sino-Japanese War, World War II
Mass928 kilograms (2,046 lb)
Barrel length2.174 metres (7 ft 2 in) L/29.27

Shell6.025 kilograms (13.28 lb)
Caliber75 mm (2.95 in)
Carriagefixed trail
Elevation-8° to +16° 30'
Traverse6° 60'
Muzzle velocity510 m/s (1,673 ft/s)
Maximum firing range8,380 metres (9,160 yd)

Type 41 75 mm cavalry gun (四一式野砲, Yonichi-shiki yahō) was a field gun used by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).[1]

This artillery piece went into service in 1908.[2]

History[change | change source]

Type 41s were lighter versions of the Type 38 75 mm field gun. Type 41s were the primary weapon of artillery units which were part of cavalry regiments.

Combat record[change | change source]

Type 95s were used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and in World War II.

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. This field gun type was named "forty-one" because it was ordered in 1908; and 1908 was the 41st year of the reign of Emperor Meiji -- 1908 (Meiji 41).
  2. US War Dept. (1944). "Model 41 (1908) 75-mm infantry gun," US Technical Manual, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, p. 220; retrieved 2012-2-22.

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