I found this Cannon is a small city park in Wamego, Kansas. I don’t know too much about Japanese Cannon but I thought that you guys might like to see some photos.
Where are these located in the Bay Area? I am from there and never heard of them!It's funny what turns up!
Many years ago, a military vehicle collector was telling me of getting a lead to two turret-less Japanese tanks in Oregon. Never heard if he found them.
Also, the old Ponderosa Ranch from Bonanza fame had a Type 94 AT cannon that they kept around for visitors to look at. I've always wondered what happened to it, as the ranch was auctioned off to the public some years ago.
At a couple VFWs in the Bay Area, there is an old French 75 and an even older Krupp on display. I wish I could take them home
What are you kidding! Absoluetely, post some pics!Not to hijack the thread, but the war memorial in Indian head MD where I grew up had two Japanese guns flanking either side. I was told as a kid they were submarine deck guns that had been sent to the Naval Odnance Station Indian Head for testing.
The good news is that they are well-preserved by many layers of paint, the bad news is that the many layers of paint now hide the data plates. I also remember them being pretty much welded up solid and concrete in the barrels. Should I try to get some pictures?
There are Japanese pieces in front of the Vets building in San Luis Obispo on the corner of Mill and Grand Street (I live about 3 blocks away) and at the National Guard Camp a little ways out Highway 1.The 75 is in Pacifica. I could go and take a pic if you wish. The Krupp is in the North East Bay in an unsavory location. I'll have to check about the location.
Also, I'm sure you saw the pics that A-Dogs posted from San Luis Obispo?
I've been thinking the same thing since all these recent posts on these guns. It would really be nice to get them all indoors with some serious restoration & preservation lavished upon them.Wouldn't it be great to collect all these yard decorations into one location and display in a museum. Need to check if Bill Gates have some extra cash laying around.
Cool! Sounds like a Type 96 light machine gun. Most likely a deactivated one that was brought back by a vet, but never can tell.It's funny what turns up. A couple years ago a co-worker stopped me and said he heard I was interested in old Japanese rifle. Said he had one that his dad had brought back from the war, his dad was gone hand his mom wanted it out of the house. I asked him to describe the rifle had he said it was about 25 caliber, had a folding bipod on front and a curved magazine on top.