155 mm/60 3rd Year Type (155 mm)
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|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|1,000 m||2,500 m||5,000 m||7,500 m||10,000 m||15,000 m|
|Type 0 HE||HE||36||36||36||36||36||36|
|Type 91 APHE||APHEBC||313||269||210||165||131||93|
|Type 0 HE||HE-TF||36||36||36||36||36||36|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
|Type 0 HE||HE||920||55.79||0||0.1||3.39||79°||80°||81°|
|Type 91 APHE||APHEBC||920||55.79||0.035||7||1.21||48°||63°||71°|
|Type 0 HE||HE-TF||920||55.79||0||0.1||3.39||79°||80°||81°|
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Usage in battles
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After World War I, the victorious nations of France, Britain, the United States, Italy, and Japan got together and agreed to put restrictions on future shipbuilding to prevent another arms race similar to the one that had occurred prior to World War I between Britain and Germany. Under the Washington Naval Treaty signed in 1922, the cruiser type was divided between "light" and "heavy". Future light cruisers could have guns no bigger than 6.1 inches in calibre. The 155 mm/60 3rd Year Type was to conform to the treaty regulations and arm the Mogami-class cruisers Mogami, Mikuma, Suzuya, and Kumano. However, it was never intended to stick. The Imperial Japanese Navy had plans to refit these ships with 8-inch guns as soon as the opportunity presented itself and they would no longer have to be concerned with violating the treaty. The Tone-class cruisers were also planning to use these guns, but Japan abandoned the Washington Naval Treaty in 1936 leading them to get fitted with 8-inch guns instead, closely followed by the Mogami class. After being removed from their original light cruisers, these guns would find new leases on life. 2 triple turrets from the Mogami were used for the IJN's light cruiser Oyodo which was designed to coordinate submarine squadrons. They were also re-used on the mighty Yamato. Their final use was as coastal defense batteries. Some were mounted in 60-degree mounts in the Tokyo Bay area, while others were mounted at Kure, Sasebo, Nagasaki, and Okinawa. While not suitable as anti-aircraft guns, they were effective anti-ship weapons. Kure Naval Arsenal built about 80 of these guns overall.
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|Japan naval cannons|
|20 mm||JM61 · Type 98|
|25 mm||25 mm/60 Type 96|
|37 mm||Type 4 · Type 11 pattern 1922|
|40 mm||40 mm/62 Vickers|
|57 mm||Type 97|
|75 mm||Type 88 AA|
|76 mm||3-inch/40 Type 41 · 8 cm/40 3rd Year Type · 8 cm/60 Type 98|
|100 mm||100/65 mm Type 98 mod A|
|120 mm||120 mm/45 3rd Year Type · 120 mm/45 10th year type|
|127 mm||5 inch/40 Type 89 · 127 mm/50 3rd Year Type|
|140 mm||140 mm/50 3rd Year Type|
|152 mm||6-inch/45 Type 41 · 15 cm/50 Type 41|
|155 mm||155 mm/60 3rd Year Type|
|200 mm||20 cm 3rd year type No.1|
|203 mm||20 cm/45 Type 41 · 20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2|
|356 mm||36 cm/45 Type 41|
|40 mm||Bofors L/60 Mark 1 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 2 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)|
|47 mm||3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)|
|76 mm||3 inch Mk.33 (USA) · 3-inch Mk.34 (USA)|
|120 mm||4,7-inch/40 Armstrong (Britain)|
|127 mm||5 inch/38 Mk.12 (USA)|
|305 mm||12-inch/45 Vickers (Britain) · 12-inch/50 Vickers (Britain)|