condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white
discuss document export feedback print share gallery-landscape

machine gun

Object / Artefact › History
  • 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
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness


  • 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
    World War II
  • Place
  • Production
    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

Object tags

Auckland Museum tags

Visitor tags

  • Contribute more detail to this record by adding your own names, classifications or categories via a tag. Tags also make this record more findable on search.

Related items

Related objects

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 record

Results from DigitalNZ

Other items

    The development of the Auckland War Memorial Museum online collection is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.