8 cm/60 Type 98 (76 mm)

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This page is about the Japanese naval cannon 8 cm/60 Type 98 (76 mm). For other uses, see Type 98 (Disambiguation).

Description

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History

A dual-purpose of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the 8-centimetre 60-calibre Type 98 was adopted in 1938 (2598 in the Imperial Japanese calendar). Developed for and used on the Agano-class light cruisers, the guns were also planned for Ibuki when it was refitted as an aircraft carrier. While called an 8 cm gun, the gun is actually 76.2 mm (3-inch) in diameter. The gun fires a variety of different ammunition types including fixed nose high explosive shells, shrapnel shells and tracer rounds for anti-aircraft use, and anti-submarine rounds, at a rate of 25 rounds per minute. The projectiles weigh 13.2 pounds (5.99 kilograms) and have a muzzle velocity of 2,950-3,020 feet per second (900-920 metres per second). With a maximum elevation of 90 degrees, the maximum altitude for the shells is 29,850 feet (9,100 metres) and a maximum range of 14,870 yards (13,600 metres). The Type 98 was also mounted as a coastal defense gun used to defend the Japanese city of Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture.

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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
  Foreign:
20 mm  20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II (USA/Britain)
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 Mark 10 (USA) · 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)