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