Why did the Japanese have Type 41 cavalary gun?

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Why did the Japanese have Type 41 cavalary gun?

Post by YC Chen » 09 Mar 2012 10:57

Maybe this is a silly question but I have been confused for quite a long time, in fact since I first visited the military museum in Beijing in my childhood. At that time I asked "Why the Japanese had two different guns whose functions were so similar"...
And that's the question. I think it would make building process more complex to have two similar but different guns with similar functions, and I don't understand how a "cavalary gun" is different from a "field gun".
Can anyone explain this?

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Re: Why did the Japanese have Type 41 cavalary gun?

Post by cloudy-joe » 09 Mar 2012 12:08

I dont know about "cavalery gun". May be you mean Type 41 75mm mountain gun?
The main idea was to have possibility for "rapid assembly and dismantling". Mountain gun breaks down into 11 units, and was normally transported by 6 pack horses. It was important for the transportation in mountains and on the rugged terrain.

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Source: Handbook on Japanese military forces, TM-E 30-480, 1944

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Re: Why did the Japanese have Type 41 cavalary gun?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 09 Mar 2012 13:26

Cavalry gun is lighter than field gun. See below.

http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/41c.htm

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