Type 97 (57 mm)

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Description

The Type 97 (57 mm) is a direct upgrade over the Type 90 (57 mm) with the aim of improving its functionality and endurance.

Both cannons are designed to full-fill the role of the Type 89 I-Go and Type 97 Chi-Ha of infantry support tanks and result for that reason in a low velocity cannon meant to be primarily loaded with HE.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Ground vehicles:

Naval vessels:

General info

The Type 97 (57 mm) as its predecessor the Type 90 (57 mm) are low velocity cannons still offer quite the elevation and depression to make for a great cannon to lob shells over cover.

Available ammunition

Considering the penetration and explosive mass, the Type 3 HEAT shell is the bread and butter for tank combat on the Type 97 (57 mm), It will most certainly keep its penetration over longer ranges and has the highest explosive mass without fuse delay.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Type 92 APHE APHE 21 21 19 16 14 13
Type 3 HEAT HEAT 55 55 55 55 55 55
Shell details
Ammunition Type of

warhead

Velocity

(m/s)

Projectile

Mass (kg)

Fuse delay

(m)

Fuse sensitivity

(mm)

Explosive Mass

(TNT equivalent) (g)

Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Type 92 APHE APHE 349 2.58 1.2 9.0 103 47° 60° 65°
Type 3 HEAT HEAT 380 1.80 N/A 0.1 303.36 62° 69° 73°

Comparison with analogues

Type 97 (57 mm) is a direct upgrade over the Type 90 (57 mm) with the aim of improving its functionality and endurance.

With a slightly longer barrel 57 mm L/18.5 (1.057 m) vs 57 mm L/18.4 (1.050 m) but in exchange doesn't really change the characteristics of shell performance other than increasing the maximum firing range from 4km to 6km.

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Japan tank cannons
35 mm  Oerlikon KDE
37 mm  Type 1 · Type 94 · Type 100
47 mm  Type 1
57 mm  Type 90 · Type 97
70 mm  Type 94
75 mm  Lightweight Type I Model II · Type II Model I · Type II Model II · Type 3 · Type 90 · Type 99
90 mm  Type 61
105 mm  Experimental High Velocity · JSW · Type 5
106 mm  Type 60 (B)
120 mm  Navy short gun · Type 90 L/44
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30
  Foreign:
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)

China tank cannons
37 mm  M6 (USA)
45 mm  20-K (USSR)
47 mm  Type 1 (Japan)
57 mm  Type 97 (Japan) · ZIS-2 (USSR)
73 mm  2A28 (USSR)
75 mm  M2 Howitzer (USA) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA)
76 mm  D-56T (USSR) · F-34 (USSR) · M1 (USA) · M7 (USA) · ZIS-3 (USSR)
85 mm  Type-62-85-TC · ZIS-S-53 (USSR)
90 mm  M3 (USA) · M41 (USA)
100 mm  D-10S (USSR) · Type 59 · Type 69
105 mm  M68 (USA) · M68A1 (USA) · Type 83 · ZPL94
115 mm  U-5TS (USSR)
122 mm  A-19 (USSR) · D-25T (USSR)
125 mm  Type 88C
152 mm  ML-20S (USSR)

Japan naval cannons
20 mm  JM61 · Type 98
25 mm  25 mm/60 Type 96
37 mm  Type 4 · Type 11 pattern 1922
57 mm  Type 97
75 mm  Type 88 AA
76 mm  8 cm/40 Type 3
80 mm  8 cm/60 Type 98
100 mm  100/65 mm Type 98 mod A
120 mm  120 mm/45 10th year type · 120 mm/45 Type 3 · 120 mm/45 Type 10
127 mm  5 inch/40 Type 89 · Type 3
140 mm  140 mm/50 3rd Year Type
152 mm  15 cm/50 Type 41
155 mm  155 mm/60 Type 3
200 mm  20 cm 3rd year type No.1
203 mm  20 cm/50 3rd year type No.2
  Foreign:
40 mm  40 mm/62 Vickers (Great Britain) · Bofors L/60 Mark 1 (USA) · Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)
76 mm  3 inch Mk.33 (USA)