Weight in Traction: 2.837 kg Weight in Action: 2.797 kg
36.9 kg (HE)
Practical Rate of Fire
Rate of Fire
Maximum Rate of Fire
Maximum Ground Range
Horse Drawn (Two Loads) or Motorised (5-Ton Truck)
The type 4 was designed to replace the obsolete type 38 and went on to become the standard heavy howitzer used by the IJA. It shared the same round as the type 38 but because of the use of bagged charges, it could fire at double the range. It was widely used and stayed in service until the Second World War.