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Type 98 50 mm mortar file photo [28393]

Type 98 50 mm Launcher

Country of OriginJapan
Caliber50.000 mm
Barrel Length640.000 mm
Weight21.770 kg
Ammunition Weight6.40 kg
Range455 m


ww2dbaseThe Type 98 50 mm mortars entered service with the Japanese Army in 1938. They were smooth-bore, muzzle-loading launchers. They each had a rectangular and sectionalized base plate and fixed bipod. They primary fired 6.4-kilogram (14-pound 2-ounce) stick bombs that each contained about 3.2 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of picric acid. The bombs were propelled by silk bags filled with black powder. These mortars had a fixed elevation of about 40 degrees. The maximum range was 455 meters (498 yards).

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2019

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