8 cm/60 Type 98 naval gun

The 8 cm/60 Type 98 naval gun (六〇口径九八式八糎高角砲, 60kōkei kyūjū-hachi shiki 8-sanchi kōkakuhō) was a dual-purpose gun used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

8 cm/60 Type 98 gun
TypeNaval gun
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1941–1945
Used byImperial Japanese Navy
WarsWorld War II
Production history
No. built28
Mass1,320 kilograms (2,910 lb)
Length4.777 meters (15 ft 8.1 in)
Barrel length4.566 meters (14 ft 11.8 in) (bore length)

Shell5.99 kilograms (13.2 lb)
Caliber76.2 millimetres (3.00 in)
BreechHorizontal sliding block
Elevation-10 to +90°
Traverse-150 to +150°
Rate of fire25 (theoretical), 12 (effective)
Muzzle velocity900–920 meters per second (3,000–3,000 ft/s)
Effective firing range13,600 meters (14,900 yd)


It was used on the Agano-class light cruisers and the aircraft carrier Ibuki. A total of 28 guns were produced between 1940 and 1944.

Four additional weapons were used as coastal artillery at Maizuru, Kyoto.


  • Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.
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