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Who can ID this rare speciman? Perhaps the rarest of all guns found on Peleliu. Now gone, stolen by vandals.

Who's the first to ID it? LOL!

-Eric
 

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Eric, I`ll give it a guess.I think it`s a Japanese 37mm tank gun,stripped from a tank but
put in place well before we got there.They may have made some kind of mount for it.

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30mm Type 5 aircraft cannon???


30-mm Type 5 aircraft machine gun at the Kentucky Military History Museum, Frankfort, KY
 

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Yes, nice work! It's a T97 20mm AT rifle. The Japanese used this type of weapon with good effect on Peleliu and caused more than a few headaches for the Marines...although apparently not too effective on armour.m Sorry about the poor picture.

-Eric
 
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