7 cm mountain gun

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7cm Mountain Gun
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Type Mountain gun
Place of origin Japan
Service history
Used by  Empire of Japan
Wars Russo Japanese War
First Sino-Japanese War
Specifications
Weight .256 tonnes (560 lb)
Barrel length 1 m (3 ft 3 in) L/13.3

Shell 4.28 kilograms (9.4 lb)
Caliber 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in)
Elevation -10° to +21°
Muzzle velocity 255 m/s (840 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 3,000 m (3,300 yd)

The 7 cm mountain gun was a Japanese ordnance first used in 1883. Because of the relative expense of steel at the time, the gun was produced with a bronze barrel. The 7 cm was used in the First Sino-Japanese War as the main artillery, and was used again in the Russo-Japanese War by second-line troops.


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