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Type 89 naval gun

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12.7cm/40 Type 89 twin mount - 127x580mmR

The 12.7cm/40 Type 89 was a Japanese heavy anti-aircraft gun introduced before World War II. Well-regarded as an anti-air weapon, it replaced the 12cm/45 Type 10 as the standard heavy AA gun aboard cruisers, battleships, and carriers, as well as serving as the primary armament of the Matsu-class destroyers. The vast majority of Type 89s were used twin mounts, though the Matsu-class featured a forward single-mount and rear twin. Some Type 89s were also used on land, both twins and singles.


(1932 - 1945)

  • Type: Naval gun, anti-aircraft gun
  • Place of origin: Empire of Japan
  • In service: 1932–45
  • No. built: ~1500
  • Variants: Type 88
  • Mass: 3,100 kilograms (6,834 lb)
  • Barrel length: 5,080 millimeters (16 ft 8 in) (bore length)
  • Shell: 127x580mmR
  • Shell weight: 20.9–23.45 kilograms (46.1–51.7 lb)
  • Caliber: 12.7-centimeter (5.0 in)
  • Breech: horizontal breech block
  • Elevation: -8° to +90°
  • Rate of fire: 8-14 rounds per minute
  • Muzzle velocity: 720–725 meters per second (2,360–2,380 ft/s)
  • Maximum firing range: 9,440 meters (30,970 ft) at 90° (AA ceiling), 14,800 meters (48,600 ft) at 45°

The Type 89 naval gun and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970
Midway 2019


Title Character Note Date
Strike Witches 2 Twin mounts on Chitose-class carriers, Yamato-class battleship, and Takao-class cruisers 2010
Strike Witches: The Movie Twin mounts on Yamato-class battleship 2012
Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow Twin mounts on Yamato-class battleship 2014-2015
In this Corner of the World 2016
Brave Witches Twin mounts on Shoukaku-class carriers and Takao-class cruiser 2016-2017

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm 2013
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 2016
World of Warships: Legends 2019
Enlisted 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard 2021

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