Military Factory

World War 2 Imperial Japanese Guns and Other Small Arms (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

The relentless and well-disciplined Imperial Japanese Army made tremendous headway across the Pacific and Asia thanks largely to proper tools at hand.





There are a total of (31) World War 2 Imperial Japanese Guns and Other Small Arms (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. This listing also includes portable weaponry such as hand grenades and mortars. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1905
Arisaka Type 38
The Arisaka Type 38 (Rifle, Meiji 38th Year) was the standard rifle issued to the Imperial Japanese ... [Read More]
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1944
Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)
The Type 4 / Type 5 rifle was a Japanese attempt to copy and mass-produce the classic American M1 Ga... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Arisaka Type 4 / Type 5 (Japanese Garand)

1912
Arisaka Type 44 Cavalry Rifle
The Type 44 Carbine (also known as the Type 44 "Cavalry Rifle") was a standardized Japanese Army bol... [Read More]
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1939
Arisaka Type 99 (Rifle)
The Type 99 was one of the standard bolt-action combat rifles to be utilized by the Empire of Japan ... [Read More]
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1942
Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
The Italian Army of World War 2 went into the conflict with the very modern Beretta Model 1938A subm... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)

1918
Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
While much of the attention of early submachine guns is ultimately paid to the Germans and their MP1... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)

1937
Boys ATR
Recognizing the increased reliance on armor by the world's armies in the lead-up to World War 2 (193... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boys ATR

1892
Carcano Modello 1891 (M91)
The Carcano Modello 1891 (Model 1891) was the standard Italian Army service rifle of both World Wars... [Read More]
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1924
Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 24
The Czech city of Brno has long served as a hub for quality small arms design, development and produ... [Read More]
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1904
Luger P08 (Pistole Parabellum 1908 / Parabellum-Pistole)
The German P08 pistol (or "Pistole 1928" or "P'08" or "Luger") was one of the more famous German-bas... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Luger P08 (Pistole Parabellum 1908 / Parabellum-Pistole)

1936
M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)
Little discussion can be had on the subject of American infantrymen in World War Two without the men... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the M1 Garand (United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1)

1932
Maschinengewehr Modell 15 (MG15)
The MG 15 machine gun served the German Luftwaffe (Air Force) heading into, and during, World War 2 ... [Read More]
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1900
Mondragon Rifle (Fusil Mondragon)
The Mondragon Rifle became one of the first semi-automatic service rifles to be adopted in quantity ... [Read More]
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1927
Nambu Type 14
Like the standard-issue rifles of the Imperial Japanese Army during the 1920s, the pistols of the IJ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Nambu Type 14

1930
Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
Because of the restrictions placed upon it following its defeat in World War 1 (1914-1918), the nati... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)

1921
Type 10 (Grenade)
The Type 10 grenade proved the first indigenously designed and adopted fragmentation grenade for the... [Read More]
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1921
Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The 50mm Type 10 was the first of two primary "light mortars" to serve with the Imperial Japanese Ar... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 10, 50mm Grenade Discharger

1922
Type 11 (Light Machine Gun)
The Type 11 was a light machine gun system utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and develope... [Read More]
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Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)
The Type 2 was a weapon system in service with the Imperial Japanese Army by the time of World War 2... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 2 (Rifle Grenade Launcher)

1929
Type 89, 50mm Grenade Discharger
The Type 89 "Grenade Discharger" was another of Imperial Japan's "light mortar" systems utilized thr... [Read More]
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1931
Type 91 (Grenade)
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1932
Type 92 Shiki Kikanju (HMG)
The Type 92 Shiki Kikanju Heavy Machine Gun was utilized as the standard heavy machine gun by the Im... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 92 Shiki Kikanju (HMG)

1933
Type 93 / Type 100
When actions of World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the viability of man-portable flamethrowers on the ba... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 93 / Type 100

1935
Type 94 90mm
The Type 94 infantry mortar was a large-caliber field weapon of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) tha... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 94 90mm

1936
Type 96 LMG
The Type 96 Light Machine Gun served with the Imperial Japanese Army from 1936 to the end of World W... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 96 LMG

1937
Type 97 (Grenade)
By the time of World War 2 (1939-1945), many national powers had standardized on an anti-personnel f... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 (Grenade)

1937
Type 97 81mm
The Imperial Japanese Army made use of various lobbed ordnance weapon systems throughout World War 2... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 81mm

1937
Type 97 90mm (mortar)
In an effort to reduce production costs and speed up delivery, the Type 97 mortar of 1937 was develo... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 90mm (mortar)

1939
Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)
The Empire of Japan tried to outdue all of her wartime counterparts with the introduction of the Typ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 ATR (Kyuunana-Shiki Jidouho)

1939
Type 99 (Grenade)
The hand grenade had origins in ancient history when it was learned that flammable contents could be... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 99 (Grenade)

1939
Type 99 LMG
The Type 99 served the Imperial Japanese Army during most of World War 2. It was designed to take ad... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Type 99 LMG