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Japanese 75mm Type 88 (1928) Anti-Aircraft Gun
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Background
The Japanese Army 75mm Type 88 Anti-Aircraft Gun was the principal anti-aircraft and Infantry support gun used. Designated 八八式七糎野戦高射砲 / Hachi-hachi-shiki nana-senti Yasen Koshahō.

Wartime History
Japanese combat forces during the invasion of Manchuria, Soviet-Japanese Border Wars and the Second Sino-Japanese War found the Type 88 to be an extremely versatile weapon, suitable for use also as an effective anti-tank weapon when fired horizontally. Obsolete by 1941, the gun remained in use during the Pacfici War. During the Battle of Iwo Jima and Battle of Okinawa, with armor-piercing shells, it was found to be powerful enough to stop the M4 Sherman Medium Tank.

Production
2,000+ were built

Technical Details
Caliber  75mm (2.95")
Muzzle Velocity  2,360 feet/sec
Shell  14.5 pounds
Rate of Fire  20 rpm
Horizontal Range  15,000 yards / 13,716 meters
Vertical Range  30,000 feet / 9,144 meters
Shells  AA, HE, AP

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