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Type 14 10 cm cannon file photo [6987]

Type 14 10 cm Cannon Field Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeField Gun
Caliber105.000 mm
Barrel Length3,556.000 mm
Weight3116.700 kg
Ammunition Weight15.77 kg
Rate of Fire6 rounds/min
Range15,000 m
Muzzle Velocity620 m/s


ww2dbaseThe Type 14 10-centimeter cannons were the first medium cannons entirely designed by the Japanese and the first medium cannons using split trail carriages. The prototype was accepted in 1925 after several years of testing, and 64 examples were built by the Osaka Arsenal in Japan. They were originally designed to be transported by eight horses, but in 1931 some of them were converted to be pulled by tractors. Based on field testing reviews, however, their range and accuracy proved to be lacking, thus contributing to the low number of examples built before being replaced by Type 92 10 cm Cannons in 1932. They remained in use during WW2, but because of the relative ineffectiveness, they were not deployed to the front; instead, they were assigned to reserve and training units in the Japanese home islands only.

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2009

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