Japanese 76.2mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 3 (1914) 8cm High Angle Gun
The Japanese 76.2mm anti-aircraft gun Type 3 (1914) was the principal Japanese Navy anti-aircraft and Infantry support gun. Also known as a 76.2mm Naval Gun Type 3 (1914). The Japanese refereed to this naval gun as an 8cm high angle gun. Also known as Navy dual-purpose gun (improved). This gun was based on a British Armstrong gun design Used on many smaller ships and cruisers built prior to World War II. Originally designed as a shipboard weapon, and was widely used in land based emplacements. Inferior to the Army 75mm Anti-Aircraft Gun and Navy 120mm dual purpose gun in range and firepower.
Technical Manual Handbook on Japanese Military Forces September 1945, page IX-117
Caliber 76.2mm (3")
Muzzle Velocity HE - 2,231 to 2,247 fps (680 to 685 mps)
Shell HE - 13.2 lbs. (5.99 kg)
Rate of Fire 13 - 20 rpm
Horizontal Range 11,800 yards (10,800 m)
Vertical Range 23,600 feet (7,200 m)
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