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Shells from the Type 11 are visible mid-flight


The 37 mm Type 11 is a medium-calibre infantry gun adopted for naval use, one of the first slow-firing Japanese weapons that the player will use while going through the research tree. Its effectiveness is average at best, however its explosive power is capable of piercing through nearly anything it might encounter.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

Available ammunition

The gun comes with only one type of shell: high-explosive fragmentation.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
37 mm HE HE 3 3 3 3 3 3
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
0% 50% 100%
37 mm HE HE 451 0.65 0.0 0.1 55 0.0° 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

Type 11 comes with the best explosive filler of a comparable cannons, however at the same time it's above average targetting speed and one of the lowest rates of fire. Note that the table below is meant only as an overview, not a detailed analysis.

Cannon Ammo RoF



speed (°/s)


(m/s)[note 1]


(TNT g)[note 2]

Fuse delay
Ricochet 50% Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100m 1000m 2000m
Japan Type 11 HE 30 38 451 451 0 80° 3 3 3
Japan Type 4 HE 30 43 677 363 0 80° 3 3 3
Japan Type 4 APHE 30 43 677 11 1 60° 47 33 26
USA AN-M4 HEFI-T 150 38 610 65.25 0 80° 3 3 3
  1. Muzzle Velocity (m/s)
  2. Explosive Mass (TNT equivalent) (g)

Usage in battles

Due to weapon's low targetting speed, combined with an extremely low velocity it's very difficult to use at range of above 1000m, forcing to close in in order to accurately inflict damage. Weapon's strength lies in its explosive filler, able to handle most small boats within few shots.

Pros and cons


  • Effective against small, cramped vessels
  • Very high maximum range for its battle rating
  • High firing angle makes it possible to shoot while from behind a complete cover


  • Low muzzle velocity makes it difficult to lead targets


Type 11 37 mm (37mm狙撃砲, 37mm sniper) was designed as an infantry gun with the objective of destroying enemy machine gun emplacements. Serial production began in 1918 and the gun saw a number of improvements and evolutions over the years, including pattern 22 (十一年式平射歩兵砲, 11th year model low trajectory infantry gun) until it was finally replaced in 1934 by the Type 94 of the same calibre. The weapon was originally derived from the French Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP.

The gun saw wide use in Japanese forces, from being an infantry support gun, through use in tanks (eg. Chi-Ro), to the first Japanese armoured boat (with subsequent designs using the 57 mm Type 97 cannon instead). While the gun was up to the task during the Second Sino-Japanese War, it was severely lacking by the time of the Pacific War and unable to penetrate >30 mm armour on allied armoured vehicles even from as close a distance as 50 meters.

The weapon featured a wide range of ammunition, including various types of high-explosive rounds with different fillers, armour-piercing, anti-concrete rounds, and of course training rounds.


An excellent addition to the article would be a video guide, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

Weapons of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

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
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)