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Type 1 47 mm Anti-Tank Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeAnti-Tank Gun
Caliber47.000 mm
Barrel Length2,530.000 mm
Weight753.000 kg
Ammunition Weight2.77 kg
Range6,900 m
Muzzle Velocity830 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseBetween 1938 and 1939, the Japanese Army tested the Experimental Type 97 47-millimeter anti-tank gun, and thought the results promising. After some enhancements to the design, the Type 1 47-millimeter anti-tank guns were placed into production at the Osaka Arsenal in Japan and the first gun entered service in 1942. This design was Japan's first completely indigenously developed anti-tank gun. They were light, had low profiles, and could fire either the Type 1 armor-piercing rounds or the Type 1 high explosive rounds. They were largely assigned to China and Burma, and they first saw combat in 1943; while effective against Chinese armored cars and light tanks, they were generally too weak to penetrate the armor of Allied medium tanks.

Type 1 47-millimeter guns were also used as the main armament of the Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto tanks.

About 2,300 examples were built during the design's production life.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2011

Photographs

Japanese 47mm gun, captured east of Tumon Bay, Guam, Mariana Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1944Japanese Type 1 47mm anti-tank gun on display at Battery Randolf US Army Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 2006, photo 1 of 2
See all 3 photographs of Type 1 47 mm Anti-Tank Gun



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1. dakota says:
12 Mar 2015 07:07:52 PM

I am trying to assist with the restoration of a type 1 47 mm anti tank gun if any one has any solid info or knows where i can get a copy of blue prints for this relic i would be very grateful. [email protected]

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Japanese 47mm gun, captured east of Tumon Bay, Guam, Mariana Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1944Japanese Type 1 47mm anti-tank gun on display at Battery Randolf US Army Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 2006, photo 1 of 2
See all 3 photographs of Type 1 47 mm Anti-Tank Gun


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