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Type 94 mortar file photo [21940]

Type 94 Launcher

Country of OriginJapan
Caliber90.000 mm
Barrel Length1,270.000 mm
Weight159.000 kg
Ammunition Weight5.21 kg
Range3,800 m
Muzzle Velocity227 m/s


ww2dbaseType 94 90-millimeter infantry mortars were introduced into Japanese Army service in 1935. These smooth bore mortars were designed to fill the shoes of light field artillery when, for whatever reason, light field artillery could not assist infantry units, thus they designed to fire heavier projectiles, which necessitated a heavy duty recoil system and heavy base plates and bipods. They saw action in China very shortly after their introduction, and they were later deployed across all theaters of WW2, including dense jungle islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Last Major Revision: Oct 2014

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