|The type 41 was a Krupp designed mountain gun, which was built under license by the Japanese. The Japanese favoured mountain guns not only for their light weight, but because they could be broken down and easily transported not only across mountains, but through jungles and forests. The type 41 could be broken down and carried a crew of thirteen or mounted on six horses. It was the standard pack howitzer of the IJA and issued to mountain artillery regiments, but was replaced in the role by the more modern type 94. The type 41 was kept in service as a regimental gun and issued to infantry regiments and served out the war in that role.