Type 5 (Type II) Model I (75 mm)
|This page is about the Japanese Type II Model I (75 mm) cannon. For variants, see Type 5 (75 mm) (Family).|
The Type 5 75 mm gun (Model I) was the second-largest tank 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
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|Ammunition|| Type of
|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||17||17||15||14||12||11|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|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||0.2||0.1||490||79°||80°||81°|
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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- 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.
- 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.
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|Japan tank cannons|
|37 mm||Type 94 · Type 100 · Type 1|
|47 mm||Type 1|
|57 mm||Type 90 · Type 97|
|70 mm||Type 94|
|75 mm||Type 90 · Type 99 · Type 3 · Type 5 (Type I Model II · Type II Model I · Type II Model II)|
|90 mm||Type 61|
|105 mm||Experimental Type 5 High Velocity · Type 5 · JSW L/52|
|106 mm||Type 60 (B)|
|120 mm||Taishō Type 10 · Navy short gun · Type 90 L/44 · TKG|
|150 mm||Type 38|
|155 mm||NSJ L/30|
|25 mm||Oerlikon KBA B02 (Switzerland)|
|35 mm||Oerlikon KDE (Switzerland)|
|75 mm||M6 (USA)|
|76 mm||M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)|
|88 mm||KwK36 (Germany)|
|90 mm||M3A1 (USA) · M36 (USA)|
|105 mm||L7A3 (Germany)|
|120 mm||Schneider-Canet 1898 (France)|