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  76.2mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 3 (1914)

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Wartime History
One of two Japanese Naval Guns emplaced at the western end of Buna Airfield (Old Strip) during the middle of 1942.

During the Battle of Buna during late December 1942, this gun was depressed to fire horizontally at the approaching Australian tanks and infantry.

This gun is reputed to be the gun that destroyed Stuart M3A1 Tank 2017, which it was still pointed towards until the tank was recovered during middle 1973. The barrel is scared with shrapnel damage and pointed upward. An empty ammunition case is next to the gun. Another mount for a similar weapon is nearby.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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