Type 92 105 mm cannon

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Type 92 105 mm cannon
Type 92 105mm field gun.jpg
Type 92 105 mm cannon
TypeField gun
Place of origin Empire of Japan
Service history
In service1932-1945
Used byWar flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svgImperial Japanese Army
WarsSecond Sino-Japanese War
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
World War II
Production history
DesignerOsaka Arsenal
ManufacturerOsaka Arsenal
No. built180
Mass3,732.3 kilograms (8,228 lb)
Barrel length4.681 metres (15 ft 4 in) L/45

Shell15.77 kilograms (34 lb 12 oz)
Caliber105 mm (4.13 in)
Carriagesplit trail
Elevation-5° to +45°
Rate of fire6-8 rpm
Muzzle velocity760 m/s (2,493 ft/s)
Maximum firing range18,300 metres (20,000 yd)

Type 92 105 mm cannon (九二式十糎加農砲, Kyūni-shiki Jyū-senchi Kannohō), also known as a "10-cm" gun,[1] was a cannon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).[2] It was used during World War II.[3]

This artillery piece was used during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

It was intended to supersede the Type 14 105 mm cannon in front line combat service.

History[change | change source]

A Type 92 prototype was completed in 1932. Less than 200 Type92s were made.

Combat record[change | change source]

The cannon was first used in combat at the Battle of Nomonhan.

In 1942, it was used during the Bataan and Corregidor Island.[1]

On Guadalcanal, the US Marines called these guns "Pistol Petes".[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50; excerpt, "Japanese '10cm' weapons were actually 105mm weapons."
  2. This field gun type was named "ninety-two" because its design was completed in 1932; and 1932 was the 2592th year since Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Imperial year was Kōki 2592 (皇紀2592年).
  3. "Model 92 105 mm cannon," US Technical Manual, pp. 226-228; retrieved 2012-2-19.

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