Type 11 pattern 1922 (37 mm)

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Shells from the Type 11 are visible mid-flight


Medium-calibre infantry gun adopted for naval use, one of the first slow-firing Japanese weapons player will use while going through the research tree. It's effectiveness is average at best, however it's explosive power is capable of piercing through nearly anything it might encounter.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Available ammunition

The gun comes with only one type of shell, high-explosive fragmentation. It's muzzle velocity is 451m/s, projectile mass 0.65 kg, filled with 50 g of Shimose (equivalent 55 g TNT). Fuze will trigger at 0.1 mm armor.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of warhead Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
37 mm HE HE 3 3 3 3 3 3

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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  • 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
  • Comparatively low damage against higher tier targets


Type 11 37mm (37mm狙撃砲, 37mm sniper) was designed as an infantry gun with an objective of destroying enemy machine gun emplacements. Serial production begun in 1918 and the gun seen 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. Weapon was originally derived from the French Canon d'Infanterie de 37 modèle 1916 TRP.

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

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


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See also

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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)