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  • Other titles
    • Japanese Type 98 20mm anti-aircraft gun [WW2] (descriptive name)
    • Type 98 Machine Cannon.
  • Description
    Japanese Type 98 20mm anti-aircraft gun [WW2]
    automatic cannon; 20mm calibre; on wheeled carriage; with two magazines: see (W1103.1-.2)
    markings: serial number: 132
    specifications from label information on file: 20mm (.718 inch) anti-aircraft machine cannon; ammunition: high explosive tracer and armour piercing; type of feed: 20 round box magazine; weight: (less wheels): 836 lbs; rate of fire: 120 rounds per minute; maximum range: horizontal: 5,450 yds; vertical: 4,000 yds.
  • Place
  • Other Number
    W1102
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness

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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1102
  • Notes


    Japanese Type 98 20mm anti-aircraft gun [WW2]
    The Type 98 was accepted into service in 1938 and was in use until 1945.
    "Type 98 Machine Cannon. 20mm. This was mainly an anti-aircraft weapon but was used occasionally as an anti-tank gun. It fired both armour piercing and explosive ammunition."
  • Event
    1939-1945
    WW2
    World War II
  • Place
  • Production
    JapanAsia
    [1938-1945]
    World War 2, Wars
  • Signature/marks
    132  (firearm serial number)
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 1800mm
      (Axle is approximately 60mm in diameter, and it is 495mm off the ground)
    • 0 - Whole length : 2900mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 1250mm
    • 0 - Whole Weight (c.) : 373000g
      (Weight taken from Wikipedia)
  • Classification
  • Record created
    22 December 2014

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