Type 98 320 mm mortar
|Type 98 320 mm mortar|
Type 98 320mm mortar
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Wars||World War II|
|Weight||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 is an example of a type of artillery called "spigot mortars".
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- 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.
- 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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