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Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun

 
 
Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun Marker
Inscription.  Introduced in 1908, the Type 41 was originally the standard Japanese pack artillery piece. When it was superseded by the Type 94 75mm mountain pack gun in 1934, the Type 41 was re-designated as an infantry "regimental" gun. Japanese weapon type numbers came from the year of acceptance in the Japanese Army, based on the year of that emperor's reign. The Type 41 was accepted in the 41st year of the reign of Emperor Meiji in 1908. It was widely distributed throughout the Japanese Army and was encountered throughout every U.S./Japanese combat theater of World War II. The piece could be rapidly broken down for pack animal transport with a maximum weight load of approximately 200 pounds. It had a screw-type breech block and hydrospring recoil mechanism. Ammunition included armor piercing, high explosive, shrapnel, hollow-charge, illumination and smoke. The unusual trail design featured a large spade at the rear to anchor the gun when fired. The spade was removed for traveling. The carriage was designed for one-man control of aiming, elevating and traversing. This small gun had a crew of thirteen, including five men, who shuttled ammunition forward
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Caliber - 2.95 in. - 75 mm
Weight - 1,200 lbs. - 545 kg
Range - 7,679 yds. - 7,022 m
Shell Weight - 13.25 lbs. - 6.2 kg
Muzzle Velocity - 1,427 ft/sec. - 435 m/sec.
Elevation - (-18 to + 40 degrees) - (-320 to + 711 mils)
Traverse - 6 degrees - 120 mils
Rate of Fire - 8-10 rpm
CCN# 101222
 
Erected by U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. (Marker Number 432.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 34° 39.995′ N, 98° 23.144′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Corral Road and Randolph Road, on the right when traveling west on Corral Road. The marker is located in the central section of Artillery Park at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soviet M1931/37 122mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); Japanese Type 90 75mm Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); U.S. M37 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); U.S. M1 240mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); U.S. M1A1 Cannon and M3A1 Carriage Transport Wagons
The Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); U.S. M4 Lacrosse Missile (a few steps from this marker); U.S. JB-2 Loon Guided Missile (within shouting distance of this marker); German 210mm Howitzer 18 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
More about this marker. Marker and Museum are located on Fort Sill, an active U.S. military installation. The museum is open to the public, but appropriate identification is required for access for Fort Sill.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Army Artillery Museum. (Submitted on September 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
The Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The Japanese Type 41 75mm Regimental Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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