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Japanese Small Arms of WWII

Overview

Although Japan played a big part in WWII, their weapon technology was somewhat dated. In most fights bringing bolt-action rifles to an close quarters automatic weapon fight.

Japan in WWII

Firearms

Sidearms

Pistols

  • North China Type 19 Pistol
  • Sugiura Pistol
  • Type 1 Pistol
  • Type 2 Pistol
  • Type 14 Nambu
  • Type 94 Nambu
  • Type B Nambu

Revolvers

  • Type 26 Revolver

Submachine Guns (SMG)

  • Beretta Model 1938
  • Type 100/40 Submachine Gun (Hyaku-Shiki Kikan-Tanjū)
  • Type 100/44 Submachine Gun (Hyaku-Shiki Kikan-Tanjū)
  • Type 100 (Unknown named Type 100 for Parachutists, sometimes called Type 100 Navy)
  • Type 1 Submachine Gun
  • Type 2 Submachine Gun

Rifles

Bolt-Action

Semi-Automatic

  • Type 4 Rifle (M1 Garand Copy, sometimes called Type 5 Rifle)

Anti-Tank

Anti-Tank Rifles

  • Type 97 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle

Machine Guns

Light Machine Guns

  • Te-4
  • Type 11 Light Machine Gun
  • Type 89 Light Machine Gun "Flexible"
  • Type 91 Light Machine Gun
  • Type 92 Light Machine Gun
  • Type 96 Light Machine Gun (Kyūroku-shiki Kei-kikanjū)
  • Type 99 Light Machine Gun (Kyūkyū-shiki Kei-kikanjū)

Heavy Machine Guns

  • Type 3 Heavy Machine Gun (San-nen-shiki juu-kikanjuu | Taishō 14 Machine Gun)
  • Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun (Kyūni-shiki jū-kikanjū)
  • Type 97 Heavy Machine Gun (Kyū-nana-shiki shasai jū-kikanjū)
  • Type 1 Heavy Machine Gun

Grenades

Fragmentation

  • Type 10 Grenade (Jyūnen-shiki Teryūdan)
  • Type 91 Grenade (Kyūichi-shiki Teryūdan)
  • Type 97 Grenade (Kyūnana-shiki Teryūdan)
  • Type 98 Grenade (Kyūhachi-shiki garatsuki teryūdan)
  • Type 99 Grenade "Kiska" (Kyūkyū-shiki Teryūdan)
  • Type 3 Grenade
  • Type 4 Grenade (Yon-shiki tōsei teryūdan)

Launchers

Grenade Launchers

  • Type 10 Grenade Discharger (Juu-nen-shiki tekidantō)
  • Type 89 Grenade Discharger (Hachikyū-shiki jū-tekidantō)

Rifle Grenade Launchers

  • Type 100 Grenade Discharger (for Type 38 Rifle and Type 99 Rifle, fires Type 99 Grenades)
  • Type 2 Rifle Grenade Launcher

Rocket Launchers

  • Type 4 70mm AT Rocket Launcher
  • Type 5

Flamethrowers

Bladed Weapons

Swords

  • Kaiguntō
  • Shin Guntō
  • Type 94 Shin Guntō (kyūyon-shiki guntō)
  • Type 95 Shin Guntō (kyūgō-shiki guntō)
  • Type 98 Shin Guntō (kyūhachi-shiki guntō)

Bayonets

  • Type 30 Bayonet (sanjunen-shiki juken)
  • Type 2 Bayonet

Ammunition

Rifle

  • 6.5x50mmSR Type 30
  • 6.5x50mmSR Type 38
  • 7.7x58mmSR Type 89
  • 7.7x58mmSR Type 92
  • 7.7x58mm Type 97
  • 7.7x58mm Type 99
  • .303 British

Handgun

  • 9x22mmR Type 26
  • 8x22mm Type 14
  • 7x20mm Nambu

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