Japanese 75mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 88 (1928)
The Japanese Army 75mm Type 88 Anti-Aircraft Gun was the principal anti-aircraft and Infantry support gun used during World War II. Designated 八八式七糎野戦高射砲 / Hachi-hachi-shiki nana-senti Yasen Koshahō. The Japanese designated this 7cm anti-aircraft gun.
Used by the Japanese Army during the invasion of Manchuria, Soviet-Japanese Border Wars, Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. The Japanese found the Type 88 to be an extremely versatile weapon, suitable for use as an effective anti-tank weapon when fired horizontally. By 1941, the gun was considered obsolete but remained in use until the end of the Pacific War. During the Battle of Iwo Jima and Battle of Okinawa when firing Armor Piercing (AP) shells, it was powerful enough to disable an M4 Sherman Medium Tank.
2,000+ were built
Caliber 75mm (2.95")
Muzzle Velocity 2,360 feet/sec
Shell 14.5 pounds
Rate of Fire 20 rpm
Horizontal Range 15,000 yards / 13,716 meters
Vertical Range 30,000 feet / 9,144 meters
Shells AA, HE, AP