Battalion Gun Type 92

The Battalion Gun Type 92 was a 70mm infantry support weapon used by the Imperial Japanese Army’s infantry during World War. Entering service in early 1930s, it first saw combat action during the Japanese invasion of China. It would also be used in Burma and on every Japanese-held island in the Pacific Ocean. Mounted on a two-wheeled carriage, it weighed 212 kg and was hauled by mules. The Type 92 featured a 62.2-cm-long barrel and a hydro-spring recoil, shooting 3.8-kg HE shells in direct or indirect fire mode. It had a maximum range of 2.8 km and an elevation of -10º to +50º. Served by a crew of 5 men, this Japanese infantry gun had a rate of fire of 10 round per minute.



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