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Type 89 150 mm cannon (九二式十糎加農砲, Hachi-ju-ku-shiki Jyū-senchi Kannohō), also known as a "15-cm" gun,[1] was a cannon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).[2]

Type 89 150 mm cannon
Model 89 15cm heavy gun Japan.jpg
TypeType 89 150 mm cannon
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1929-1945
Used byJapan
WarsSino-Japanese War, World War II
Production history
Produced1929
No. built150
Specifications
Mass22,830 lb (10,360 kg)
Length26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)
Barrel length18 ft 10 in (6 m)

ShellHE, APHE, Shrapnel, Illumination
Caliber5.87 in (149 mm)
BreechInterrupted screw
Recoilhydro-pneumatic
Carriagebox trail
Elevation-5° to +43°
Traverse40°
Rate of fire2 rpm
Maximum firing range21,800 yd (19,900 m)

This was one of the main guns of the IJA heavy artillery units.[3]

HistoryEdit

Type 89s were used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and in World War II.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50.
  2. This field gun type was named "eighty-nine" because its design was completed in 1929; and 1929 was the 2589th year since Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. The Japanese Imperial year was Kōki 2589 (皇紀2589年).
  3. "Model 89 150 mm cannon," US Technical Manual, pp. 225-226; "Japanese Artillery Weapons," CINCPAC-CINCPOA Bulletin 152-45, July 1945; retrieved 2012-2-18.

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