Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

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Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

Post by UncleBourbon » 31 Aug 2023 04:17

Are there any good sources describing Japanese horse cavalry doctrine for the 1940s? Particularly what would have been taught to their Mongolian auxiliaries in Manchukuo and Mengjiang.
How did they behave in a defensive situation? Would they fire on horseback during a counter attack, or dismount?
蒙古軍官学校生徒-3 騎兵隊の襲撃訓練中の模様。「四四式騎銃」を背に負っている。 Mongolian Military Academy Students - Type 44 Arisakas.jpg
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Re: Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

Post by Akira Takizawa » 31 Aug 2023 04:33

In 1940, the cavalry was unified to the armor in IJA. It was the end of IJA cavalry in fact. So, there was no IJA cavalry doctrine for the 1940s.

Japanese teachers taught Manchurian or Inner-Mongolian cavalry according to old doctrine before 1940. As for old doctrine, see IJA cavalry manual like 騎兵操典.

https://dl.ndl.go.jp/pid/844629/

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Re: Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

Post by UncleBourbon » 02 Sep 2023 00:41

Thank you very much as always, Taki.

I can't read it given how poor my Japanese is, so I'd have to OCR+MTL it, which would take time.
In the meantime, do you know their standard defensive tactics, or whether they'd fire from horseback or dismount during a counter attack? Alternatively if you know which pages of 騎兵操典 address these topics, it would help a lot.

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Re: Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

Post by Akira Takizawa » 02 Sep 2023 01:55

Defense is written from frame 118 to 122 on 騎兵操典. Cavalry shooting is written on this manual from frame 42. The firing from horseback is from frame 50 to 51.
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/pid/904791/1/42

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Re: Japanese horse cavalry doctrine in Manchuria/Inner Mongolia by the 1940s

Post by UncleBourbon » 11 Sep 2023 03:32

OpanaPointer wrote:
02 Sep 2023 01:39
This MIGHT help. http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Japan/IJA/HB/
Helpful in regards to equipment, thank you!
Akira Takizawa wrote:
02 Sep 2023 01:55
Defense is written from frame 118 to 122 on 騎兵操典. Cavalry shooting is written on this manual from frame 42. The firing from horseback is from frame 50 to 51.
https://dl.ndl.go.jp/pid/904791/1/42
Thank you very much for the specificity!

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