List of weapons of the Japanese Navy

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This is a list of the weapons of the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Tanks and armoured vehicles (WW II)[edit]

Regular Light and Medium Tanks[edit]

A IJN Type 95 Ha-Go light tank

Amphibious Tank[edit]

A captured IJN Type 2 Ka-Mi undergoing testing

Amphibious APC[edit]

IJN Short Barrel 120 mm Gun tanks at the Naval Yard in Sasebo

Self-Propelled vehicles[edit]

Armoured cars[edit]

Cars and trucks[edit]

Artillery weapons (WWII)[edit]

Type 1 47 mm anti-tank gun, rear view

Anti tank guns[edit]

Medium anti-aircraft gun[edit]

A damaged dual purpose Type 10 120 mm gun

Heavy anti-aircraft gun[edit]

Rocket launcher (ground use)[edit]

Rocket launcher (carrier-based)[edit]

  • 75 mm Blast-Off Rocket Launcher
  • 120 mm Rocket Launcher
  • 120 mm 28-Rocket Launcher
  • 120 mm 30-Rocket Launcher
  • 150 mm Rocket Depth Bomb Launcher

Infantry weapons of the Japanese Navy (WW II)[edit]

Rifles[edit]

Pistols[edit]

Sub machine guns[edit]

Machine guns[edit]

Infantry mortar[edit]

Grenades and grenade dischargers[edit]

Light anti-aircraft weapons[edit]

Anti-tank weapons[edit]

Flamethrower[edit]

Military sword[edit]

Aerial bombs (WW II)[edit]

  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb T(Spreading)
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb Type 2 Modify 1
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb Type 2 Modify 2
  • Type 3 No.1 28-Go Bomb "Maru-Sen" steel board Anti Submarine
  • Type 3 No.6 27-Go Bomb 1,354 200 58.0 1.2 10.5 500(Spreading)
  • Type 3 No.25 4-Go Bomb Type 1 steel board Anti-Ground Anti Surface
  • Type 3 No.50 4-Go Bomb steel board Anti-Ground Anti-Surface

Electronic warfare (WWII)[edit]

Land-Based Radar[edit]

  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 1 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 2 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 2 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 1 Modify 3 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Model 3 Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Mobil Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Modify 2 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Modify 2 Mobil Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Modify 3 Mobil Early Warning Radar ("12-Go" Modify 3 Mobil Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 1 Early Warning Radar ("11-Go" Modify Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 3 Small Size Early Warning Radar ("13-Go" Small Size Early Warning Radar)
  • Type 3 Mark 1 Model 4 Long-Range Air Search Radar ("14-Go" Long Range Air Search Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 4 Model 1 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar (Japanese SCR- 268) (S3 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 4 Model 2 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar (Japanese SCR-268) (S24 Anti-aircraft Fire-Control Radar)

Airborne Radar[edit]

  • Type 3 Air Mark6 Model 4 Airborne Ship-Search Radar (H6 Airborne Ship-Search Radar)
  • N6 Airborne Ship-Search Radar
  • Type 5 Model 1 Radio Location Night Vision Device

Shipborne Radar[edit]

  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 1 Air Search Radar ("21-Go" Air Search Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 2 Modify 3 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar for Submarine ("21-Go" Modify 3 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 2 Model 2 Modify 4 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar for Ship ("21-Go" Modify 4 Anti-Surface, Fire-assisting Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 1 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("31-Go" Anti Surface Fire-Control Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 2 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("32-Go" Anti Surface Fire-Control Radar)
  • Type 2 Mark 3 Model 3 Anti-Surface Fire-Control Radar ("33-Go" Anti Surface Fire-Control Radar)

Radar-equipped Bomber devices for maritime reconnaissance/antisubmarine patrol[edit]

  • Mitsubishi G3M3 (Model 23) (Allied codename: "Nell"): This long-range bomber, beginning in 1943, was used as a radar-equipped maritime reconnaissance and electronic warfare aircraft.
  • Mitsubishi G4M1 (Model 11/12) "Betty": From 1942, the G4M was also used for the same purposes as the G3M
  • Nakajima B5N2 ("Kate")/Nakajima B6N1-2 Tenzan ("Jill"): In 1944, some torpedo bombers of mentioned types used with antisubmarine, radar detection (with finding radar equipment) and similar purposes in short- or medium-range maritime search missions from carriers or land bases.
  • Aichi E13A1b ("Jake") Mark 11B:how model 11A, added surface-search radar and other night conversion with radar (E13A1b-S)
  • Kawanishi H6K2,4, and 5 "Mavis" Marks 11, 22, and 23:more powerful engines, for ultra long range missions, long range sea radio equipment and surface-search radar added.
  • Kawanishi H8K2 ("Emily") Mark 12:More potent engines for ultra-long range maritime recon missions, major heavy armament; also long range sea radio equipment and air-surface search radar added.
  • Kawanishi E7K2 ("Alf") Mark 2: short range seaplane, fitted with magnetic anomaly detection equipment and surface-search radar for short range patrol and antisubmarine missions.
  • Kyushu Q3W1 Nankai (South Sea): two place version of training aircraft Kyushu K11W1 Shiragiku, for antisubmarine patrol. Equipped with sea-surface finding antisubmarine sonar (one prototype)
  • Kyushu Q1W1 Tokai (Eastern Sea; "Lorna"): Antisubmarine patrol aircraft. Equipped with surface-search radar and antisubmarine equipment for escorting convoys in the East China Sea, the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan during short periods in 1944-45.
  • Mitsubishi Q2M Taiyo: advanced antisubmarine patrol design, derived from Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu ("Peggy"). Was equipped with magnetic antisubmarine search device, air-surface radar and electronic antennae warfare. This design did not advance past the design stage during the war.

Torpedoes[edit]

Surface-to-air missiles[edit]

  • Funryu Type1 radio-guided surface-to-air missile
  • Funryu Type2 radio-guided surface-to-air missile
  • Funryu Type3 radio-guided surface-to-air missile
  • Funryu Type4 radio-guided surface-to-air missile

Special weapons (World War II)[edit]

References[edit]