Type 89 150 mm cannon
|Type 89 150 mm cannon|
|Type||Type 89 150 mm cannon|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Wars||Sino-Japanese War, World War II|
|Mass||22,830 lb (10,360 kg)|
|Length||26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)|
|Barrel length||18 ft 10 in (6 m)|
|Shell||HE, APHE, Shrapnel, Illumination|
|Caliber||5.87 in (149 mm)|
|Elevation||-5° to +43°|
|Rate of fire||2 rpm|
|Maximum firing range||21,800 yd (19,900 m)|
This was one of the main guns of the IJA heavy artillery units.
- Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42, p. 50.
- 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).
- "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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