Japanese Artillery

Japanese artillery regiments were equipped with 75mm field guns, 105mm field howitzers and 150mm heavy howitzers. Mountain guns were also used because of their ability to be broken down and carried by pack animals. 37mm anti-tank guns were found to be useless against allied medium tanks and due to this AP ammunition was developed for all gun types. In 1942 the Japanese introduced an improved anti-tank gun in the shape of type 1 47mm, but there were never enough of them and many units still had the 37mm.