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Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)

Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580) Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)
includes two Type 96 150mm howitzer with crew & optional 105mm gun barrels & two Large bases.

Work begun on developing a new howitzer during the 1920s after the Japanese Army sent a number of military attachés to Europe during World War One.

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The Japanese strike on Pearl Harbor has awoken the Americans.
Now they must fight with determination to hold their gains, to push the westerners back and consolidate Japanese control. Every inch of ground, each beach, village and airfield, are defended with a ferocity against which no enemy can stand.

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Banzai – Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific
Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)
Observing the effectiveness of prolonged artillery bombardments, it was concluded that the Imperial Japanese Army required a weapon of similar capabilities in order to keep pace with the military forces in the west.

The new design was ready in 1934 and after some fine tuning went into production in 1937. The Type 96 howitzer was capable of 65° of elevation; had a range of nearly 12km and could be transported by a team of six horses. The Type 96 first saw action in the second Sino-Japanese war where it earned high praise for its battlefield effectiveness.  It continued its stellar service throughout World War Two where it was considered the most modern and effective weapon in the Japanese arsenal.

Figures designed by Gary Morley
Gun designed by Tim Adcock
Painted by Bob Pearce

The Type 96 150mm Howitzers
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The Type 96 150mm Howitzer in Flames Of War
Anti-tank Firepower
Type 96 150mm howitzer Immobile 24"/60cm
1+ Gun shield, Bunker Buster.
Firing bombardments
Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580) Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)
Gun Shields
Manning a gun in the thick of battle is a hazardous job. To offset the increased vulnerability of gun crews to enemy fire, many guns have a bulletproof gun shield.

Gun Shields provide your Gun teams with Bulletproof Cover from shots fired from in front of a line drawn across the front of the team’s base. Shots fired from behind this line hit the unprotected crew behind the shield.

Gun Shields do not provide cover to teams moving At the Double, nor from artillery bombardments.
Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580) Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)
The Gun Crews
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The Type 96 150mm Howitzer Prepare To Fire
Type 96 150mm Howitzer (JP580)
Japanese Infantry Painting Guide
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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016