Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

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Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

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Anyone know what this is?

A similar type or a mortar?
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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Akira Takizawa » 19 Mar 2009 07:57

Peter H wrote:Image
It is not Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun, but 37mm infantry gun "Sogekiho".

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Akira Takizawa » 19 Mar 2009 08:05

Peter H wrote:Anyone know what this is?

A similar type or a mortar?
It is 9cm mortar which was adopted in 1891.

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Brady » 19 Mar 2009 08:09

Akira Takizawa wrote:
Peter H wrote:Anyone know what this is?

A similar type or a mortar?
It is 9cm mortar which was adopted in 1891.

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Breach loading?

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Peter H » 19 Mar 2009 09:15

Thanks Taki!

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

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Brady wrote: Breach loading?
Yes

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Brady » 19 Mar 2009 23:49

So the Wheals are presumably for it and it looks like their what apear to be trails of some sort scatered about.

Interesting pice, did it see service in the Pacific War?

I could not find it on your sight Taki.

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Akira Takizawa » 20 Mar 2009 03:10

> So the Wheals are presumably for it and it looks like their what apear to be trails of some sort scatered about.

Yes. See photo below.

> Interesting pice, did it see service in the Pacific War?

I don't know any instance of its service in the Pacific War. But, 15cm Mortar was still used in the Pacific War. So, 9cm Mortar would be used, too.

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Brady » 20 Mar 2009 03:15

Thanks Taki, learned somethig new today.:)

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Blargh » 09 May 2011 20:37

Akira Takizawa wrote:
Peter H wrote:Image
It is not Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun, but 37mm infantry gun "Sogekiho".

Taki
Actually, considering the gun shield is bent at an angle above the gun, there's no shield section to the tripod legs below, and the location of the periscope gunsight further to the rear and peering over the gun shield instead of through a view port, the weapon in the picture is not the Sogekiho, but rather the Chinese/Manchurian copy, the Type 14.

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Akira Takizawa » 10 May 2011 01:24

Humm. Looking at it carefully, it is indeed different from Sogekiho. It would be a Chinese gun, as you said.

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Peter H » 10 May 2011 06:08

The periscope gunsight here would indicate Manchurian Type 14s in Manchukuo Army use.Note lack of gunshield in this case as well.
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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Sewer King » 14 May 2011 12:40

For the Type 14, the ammunition chests are of photo interest. They held 16 rounds in what looks like a bored block inside, but look empty here. Likely this is gun drill only?

The nearest gunner seems to be wearing jikatabi, from the appearance of the soles. Were these worn in wintertime? I don''t have the Chinese photos at hand, but I think the China PLA continued to use this footwear for many decades afterward.

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From the “Something different “ thread:
Peter H wrote:From ebay seller,tugsbote:
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The 37mm infantry gun Type 11in training. Maybe it is gun drill also, since it does not look like any firing area?

Its gunner seems to have turned his cap backwards to sight the weapon. The rearmost man probably has a rangefinder. Didn't these guns normally have a four-man crew?

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Re: Type 11 37 mm Infantry Gun

Post by Peter H » 17 May 2011 04:11

Photo from ebay,I cannot remember seller.

Looks like four here--gunner,loader,two ammo carriers.I assume the other guy is an instructor.
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