The Japanese Type 91 105mm howitzer was based on the French Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider howitzers ordered during the late 1920s by the Japanese Army Technical Bureau for evaluation purposes. The Type 91 saw action in the Second Sino-Japanese War and WWII. The Osaka Arsenal made some 1100 of these commencing in 1931; however the first 300 Type 91s were made by Schneider. It was smaller and lighter than its American and German counterparts. It had a split trail carriage and interrupted screw breech mechanism. Early carriages had wooden spoke wheels; while later ones had steel wheels with pneumatic tires.
There are 4 known Type 91 105mm howitzers on display in Wisconsin. They are at the following locations:
|City Located||Photo(s)||Gun info||Mount info||Location||GPS||Map(s)|
|Marion, WI||n/a||?||?||Cannon Park||?||n/a|
|Menasha, WI||(Osaka Arsenal)
Type 91, No.879
|Peanut Island in Jefferson Park||N 44° 12.161'
W 88° 25.779'
Type 91, No.8
|(no dataplate)||Riverside Park||N 44° 10.976'
W 88° 26.922'
|Watertown, WI||(Osaka Arsenal)
Type 91, No.932
|No.932||Veterans Memorial Park,
S. 3rd St. & E Milwaukee St.
|N 43° 11.402'
W 88° 43.384'
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