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Japanese Infantry Weapons: Military Intelligence Special Series No. 19

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Japanese Infantry Weapons
  • Military Intelligence Special Series No. 19
    • Military Intelligence Division
      • War Department, Washington, D.C., December 31, 1943
        • 301 pages
        • 142 photos
        • 74 illustrations
        • 3 tables
        • 1 chart
  • Free PDF download
The purpose of this study was to provide a concise description of Japanese infantry weapons.

 

The successful operations of Allied forces on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Georgia, and the Aleutians resulted in the capture of large amounts of Japanese materiel.

 

Many types of this materiel were available, and wherever possible, the descriptions were based upon an examination of actual weapons.

 

Furthermore, reports from the various theaters of war were compared and evaluated in order to present in the simplest and most compact form all the pertinent information concerning the main Japanese infantry weapons.

 

No attempt was made to provide all the details that would be required for permanently servicing them, but enough were given to enable U.S. troops to identify, to deal with, and, if necessary, to operate them.

 

Contents
  • Notice

  • Introduction

  • Nomenclature

    • General

    • Model Numbers

    • Calibers

    • Common Names

  • Pistols and Rifles

    • Nambu 8-mm Pistol

    • Model 14 (1945) 8-mm Pistol

    • Model 94 (1934) 8-mm Pistol

    • Model 38 (1905) 6.5-mm Rifle

    • Model 99 (1939) 7.7-mm Rifle

  • Grenades and Land Mines

    • Model 91 (1931) Hand Grenade

    • Model 97 (1937) Hand Grenade

    • Model "Kiska" Hand Grenade

    • High-Explosive Stick Hand Grenade

    • Incendiary Stick Hand Grenade

    • Bangalore Torpedo

    • Model 93 (1933) Mine

    • Model 99 (1939) Armor-Piercing Mine

  • Grenade Dischargers

    • Introduction

    • Model 10 (1921) 50-mm Grenade Discharger

    • Model 89 (1929) 50-mm Grenade Discharger

  • Machine Guns

    • Model 11 (1922) 6.5-mm Light Machine Gun

    • Model 96 (1936) 6.5-mm Light Machine Gun

    • Model 99 (1939) 7.7-mm Light Machine Gun

    • Model 92 (1932) 7.7-mm Heavy Machine Gun

    • Model 93 (1933) 13-mm Twin Heavy Machine Gun

  • Mortars

    • Model 98 (1938) 50-mm Mortar

    • Model 11 (1922) 70-mm Mortar

    • 70-mm Barrage Mortar

    • Model 97 (1937) 81-mm Mortar

    • Model 99 (1939) 81-mm Mortar

    • Model 94 (1934) 90-mm Mortar

  • Anti-tank and Infantry Guns

    • Model 97 (1937) 20-mm Anti-tank Rifle

    • Model 98 (1938) 20-mm Anti-aircraft–Anti-tank Machine Cannon

    • Model 11 (1922) 37-mm Gun

    • Model 94 (1934) 37-mm Gun

    • Model 1 (1941) 47-mm Gun

    • Model 92 (1932) 70-mm Howitzer (Battalion Gun)

    • Model 41 (1908) 75-mm Mountain (Infantry) Gun

  • Small Arms Ammunition

    • Introduction

    • Color of Bands

    • Model 38 (1905) 6.5-mm Ammunition

    • Model 38 (1905) 6.5-mm Reduced-Charge Ammunition

    • 7.7-mm Ammunition

    • 8-mm Pistol Ammunition

  • Appendix

    • General

    • Sniper's 6.5-mm Rifle

    • Long 7.7-mm Rifle

    • Model 97 (1937) 7.7-mm Tank Machine Gun (Ground Mount)

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