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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]

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
Specifications
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)

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

HistoryEdit

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 recordEdit

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

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NotesEdit

  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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