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Type 89 15 cm Cannon Field Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeField Gun
Caliber149.000 mm
Length8,030.000 mm
Barrel Length6,000.000 mm
Weight10400.000 kg
Ammunition Weight45.80 kg
Rate of Fire2 rounds/min
Range19,900 m
Muzzle Velocity685 m/s

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ww2dbaseThe Type 89 Cannon entered service with the Japanese Army in 1929 and first saw combat in northeastern China in late 1931. They remained in service through WW2, seeing action in China, the Philippine Islands, and Okinawa, Japan. 150 guns were produced during the design's production life.

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Japanese 15cm cannon in a cave at Motobu Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan, 1945Type 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer in background
See all 5 photographs of Type 89 15 cm Cannon Field Gun



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Japanese 15cm cannon in a cave at Motobu Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan, 1945Type 89 15-cm cannon on display at Yushukan Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 7 Sep 2009, photo 1 of 3; note Type 96 15-cm howitzer in background
See all 5 photographs of Type 89 15 cm Cannon Field Gun


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