Type 92 battalion gun

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70 mm Type 92 battalion gun
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Type 92 battalion gun
TypeHowitzer
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
Specifications
Mass216 kg (476 lbs)
Length2,006 mm (6 ft 7 in)
Barrel length723 mm (2 ft 4 in)
Width914 mm (3 ft)
Height775 mm (2 ft 7 in)
Crew5

Shellseparate-loading
Caliber70mm (2.75 in)
Breechinterrupted thread, drop breechblock
Recoilhydro-spring
Carriagesplit-trail
Elevation-4° to +50°
Traverse45°
Rate of fire10 rpm
Muzzle velocity198 m/s (650 ft/s)
Effective firing range2,785 m (3,060 yards)

The Type 92 battalion gun (九二式歩兵砲, Kyūni-shiki Hoheihō) was a howitzer of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).[1]

Each infantry battalion was issued Type 92s.[2] For this reason, Type 92s were called "'Battalion Artillery'" (大隊砲, Daitaihō).

History and development[change | change source]

The Type 92 was available to front line divisions by 1932.[3]

Combat record[change | change source]

This artillery piece was used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.[2]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bishop, Chris. (1998). "70-mm Battalion Gun Type 92," The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, pp. 201-202.
  3. McLean. Japanese Artillery; Weapons and Tactics

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