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Type 91 105 mm howitzer
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Type 91 105 mm howitzer
Type light howitzer
Place of origin  Empire of Japan
Service history
In service 1931-1949?
Used by War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svgImperial Japanese Army
 Republic of China (NRA)
 People's Republic of China (PLA)
Wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Soviet-Japanese Border Wars
World War II
Chinese Civil War
Production history
Designed 1927-1931
Manufacturer Osaka Arsenal
Produced 1931-?
No. built 1,100
Mass 1,500 kilograms (3,300 lb)
Barrel length 2.54 metres (8 ft 4 in) L/24

Shell 15.7 kilograms (35 lb)
Caliber 100 millimetres (3.9 in)
Recoil hydropneumatic
Carriage split trail
Elevation -5° to +45°
Traverse 40°
Rate of fire 6-8 rpm
Muzzle velocity 546 m/s (1,791 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 10,771 metres (11,779 yd)
Feed system panoramic

The Type 91 105 mm howitzer (九一式十糎榴弾砲 , Kyūisshiki Jissenchi Ryudanho), also known as a "10-cm" gun, was a howitzer used by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA).

History and development

Type 91s began to be made in 1931.

Combat record

Type 91 howitzers were used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II.

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