4th Division in 1941-42

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Kelvin » 16 Mar 2020 03:54

Akira Takizawa wrote:
15 Mar 2020 17:20
> I think its mountain gun battalion was 12 x Type 94 75mm mountain guns, Right ?

Yes

> And Guards Division also have 24 x Type 90 75mm guns and 12 x Type 91 10.5cm Howitzers in Dec 1941 ?

No, they are the same as 5th Division, i.e. 16 Type 90 75mm Field Guns, 8 Type 91 10cm Howitzers and 12 Type 94 75mm mountain guns. But, Guards Artillery Regiment distributed them to two field gun battalions and one howitzer battalion.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank again. But that mean Guards Division had fourth battalion for its twelve Type 94 75mm mountain gun ?

And Guard division's Distribution in other three battalions like this : 2 x 8-Type 90 75mm gun battalions and 1 x 8-Type 91 10.5cm howitzer battalion ? Thank

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Akira Takizawa » 16 Mar 2020 05:13

> But that mean Guards Division had fourth battalion for its twelve Type 94 75mm mountain gun ?

No, it consisted of three battalions.

> And Guard division's Distribution in other three battalions like this : 2 x 8-Type 90 75mm gun battalions and 1 x 8-Type 91 10.5cm howitzer battalion ?

By further research, the OOB of Guards Artillery Regiment seems to be the same as 5th Artillery Regiment. The 3rd Battalion is not howitzer battalion, but mountain gun battalion. The OOB will be as follows.

1st Battalion - 8 Type 90 75mm guns, 4 Type 91 10.5cm howitzers
2st Battalion - 8 Type 90 75mm guns, 4 Type 91 10.5cm howitzers
3rd Battalion - 12 Type 94 75mm mountain guns

Taki

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Kelvin » 16 Mar 2020 10:15

Akira Takizawa wrote:
16 Mar 2020 05:13
> But that mean Guards Division had fourth battalion for its twelve Type 94 75mm mountain gun ?

No, it consisted of three battalions.

> And Guard division's Distribution in other three battalions like this : 2 x 8-Type 90 75mm gun battalions and 1 x 8-Type 91 10.5cm howitzer battalion ?

By further research, the OOB of Guards Artillery Regiment seems to be the same as 5th Artillery Regiment. The 3rd Battalion is not howitzer battalion, but mountain gun battalion. The OOB will be as follows.

1st Battalion - 8 Type 90 75mm guns, 4 Type 91 10.5cm howitzers
2st Battalion - 8 Type 90 75mm guns, 4 Type 91 10.5cm howitzers
3rd Battalion - 12 Type 94 75mm mountain guns

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank so much for your detailed answer, very much appreciated. :D

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Kelvin » 19 Mar 2020 03:53

Hi, Taki, did Imperial Guard and 5th Division still keep 6 x 70mm Infantry guns , 4 x Type 41 75mm Regimental guns and 6 x Type 94 37mm antitank guns in each infantry Regiment in Dec 1941 ?

And newly built 55th and 56th Divisions already adopted 2 x 81mm mortar and 2 x Type 41 75mm regimental guns at its regimental level on the eve of Invasion of Burma ? Thank

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Akira Takizawa » 19 Mar 2020 05:30

Kelvin wrote:
19 Mar 2020 03:53
Hi, Taki, did Imperial Guard and 5th Division still keep 6 x 70mm Infantry guns , 4 x Type 41 75mm Regimental guns and 6 x Type 94 37mm antitank guns in each infantry Regiment in Dec 1941 ?

I don't know the detailed equipment, but probably so.

And newly built 55th and 56th Divisions already adopted 2 x 81mm mortar and 2 x Type 41 75mm regimental guns at its regimental level on the eve of Invasion of Burma ?

I don't know.

Taki

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Re: 4th Division in 1941-42

Post by Kelvin » 19 Mar 2020 07:10

Akira Takizawa wrote:
19 Mar 2020 05:30
Kelvin wrote:
19 Mar 2020 03:53
Hi, Taki, did Imperial Guard and 5th Division still keep 6 x 70mm Infantry guns , 4 x Type 41 75mm Regimental guns and 6 x Type 94 37mm antitank guns in each infantry Regiment in Dec 1941 ?

I don't know the detailed equipment, but probably so.

And newly built 55th and 56th Divisions already adopted 2 x 81mm mortar and 2 x Type 41 75mm regimental guns at its regimental level on the eve of Invasion of Burma ?

I don't know.

Taki
Hi, Taki, thank again.

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