Type 5 (Type II) Model I (75 mm)

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This page is about the Japanese Type II Model I (75 mm) cannon. For variants, see Type 5 (75 mm) (Family).

Description

The Type 5 75 mm gun (Model I) was the second-largest gun to be fitted on a Japanese tank in WW2, only being surpassed by the 105 mm Type 5 cannon mounted on the Ho-Ri. It was designed as the main weapon of the Chi-To and Chi-Ri tanks to handle the perceived threat of the M26 Pershing, which had the armour to thwart nigh every anti-tank gun that Japan had in their inventory.

The Model I Type 5 was equipped with a tray loader that allowed it to shove shells into the breach in quick succession by readying shells in front of the breach, unlike the Model II which had to be loaded the old fashioned way by grabbing shells from the ammo racks.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

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Available ammunition

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 1 APHE APHE 149 146 133 118 105 93
Type 4 Kou APHE 151 148 137 124 112 101
Type 90 HE HE 8 8 8 8 8 8
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 1 APHE APHE 865 6.56 1.3 15 84.8 47° 60° 65°
Type 4 Kou APHE 865 6.75 1.2 14 80.64 47° 60° 65°
Type 90 HE HE 830 6.17 0 0.1 490 79° 80° 81°

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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Pros:

  • Highly accurate due to its long barrel.
  • Punches above its weight; can compete with guns a whole BR higher than it.
  • Access to the Type 4 Kou shell, improving its already good ballistics.
  • Has an HE shell to deal with lighter vehicles.
  • Amazing muzzle velocity, higher than almost every contemporary.
  • Due to its tray loader it gets 3 shots off in quick succession loading the following 2 shells in 3.3s tops.

Cons:

  • Slow reload rate for its calibre once the tray is empty.
  • Both AP shells are uncapped, resulting in worse penetration against sloped armour.
  • Explosive filler, although not bad, leaves much to be desired.

History

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See also

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Japan tank cannons
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  10th Year Type · Navy short gun · Schneider-Canet 1898 · Type 90 L/44
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30
  Foreign:
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02
35 mm  Oerlikon KDE
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)