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Japanese Howitzer Artillery Shell Fired from the Type 41 Mountain Gun - Casing Only

  • Japanese Howitzer Artillery Shell Fired from the Type 41 Mountain Gun
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$24.95
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Product Description

This Howitzer Type 41 Japanese shell is a perfect addition to any artillery or gun collection. Constructed from brass this piece has great history behind it and can be used in several ways as a storage container in your gun room or office. This shell is the casing only and was fired from the 75mm Japanese Type 41 Moutain Gun back in the day.

A Little History

The Type 41 75 mm mountain gun was a Japanese license-built copy of the Krupp M.08 mountain gun. In Japanese service the gun was crewed by thirteen men, twelve gunners and a squad leader. When the weapon was being fired there would be one aimer, one loader, one firer, one person to swing the guns aim left or right, a man inserting the fuzes into rounds and handing them to the loader, two gunners lying in reserve to the left and right of the gun position, and the squad leader sitting a little distance to the rear of the weapon. The remaining five men would ferry ammunition in relays from the ammunition squad, which would typically be in cover a few hundred meters behind the gun's position.

The weapon could be transported complete by its thirteen man squad, or broken down into parts and carried on six pack horses using special harnesses, a seventh horse was used to carry ammunition. Now is your chance to own a piece of history. Get your 75mm Japanese Type 41 Shell today!

 

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