Type II Model II (75 mm)

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The Type 5 75 mm gun (also named the Type II) 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.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Available ammunition


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
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
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
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 0.1 0.1 490 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The Japanese Type II gun is an extremely formidable cannon that boasts great accuracy and solid penetration at the cost of a long reload time and middling explosive filling. Despite only being found on tanks below BR 5.0, it matches and even surpasses certain aspects of most BR 5.7 guns such as the American 76 mm M1 and Russian 85 mm ZIS-S-53, meaning that tanks armed with this gun will struggle significantly less in up-tiers. However the greatest downfall of this gun is that its only anti-tank shells are uncapped APHE, meaning that it has issues against well-sloped armour.

All of these attributes define the cannon's role: as a sniper weapon. The strong flat armour penetration, high accuracy and stunning muzzle velocity makes this weapon great at picking off targets from a distance while making its slow reload much less important. This also ties in with the often very weak armour but above average mobility of the Japanese tanks this cannon is mounted on, enforcing this play style.

Pros and cons


  • 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.


  • Slow reload rate for its calibre.
  • 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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See also

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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 · Schneider-Canet 1898 · Type 90 L/44
150 mm  Type 38
155 mm  NSJ L/30
75 mm  M6 (USA)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · M32 (USA)
88 mm  KwK36 (Germany)
90 mm  M3A1 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany)