Type 89 15 Cm Cannon
The Type 89 15cm Cannon was the main gun of the Imperial Japanese Army heavy artillery units. The Type 89 designation was given to this gun as it was accepted in the year 2589 of the Japanese calendar (1929). It was widely used from the Manchurian Incident to the end of World War II, for example, Nomonhan, Bataan and Corregidor Island, Okinawa. The Type 89 15 cm gun was comparable to the U.S. M1918 155 mm GPF cannon, but the Type 89 has shorter range. The Type 89 was less efficient than similar heavy caliber guns of other nations in World War II.
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