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THE JAPANESE WWII FIELD EQUIPMENT


The Japanese armed forces did not have the best field equipment during WWII. Many of the equipment was made of leather and canvis. Some of the items ressembled the equipement that was used by the Samurai. This page is provides information about the Japanese WWII field equipemnt.

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EXPLOSIVES AND AMMUNITION RELATED

WWII Japanese Type 97 granade. This was the standard fragmentation grenade of the Japanese armed forces during WWII.

WWII Japanese 6.5 mm x 50 mm bullets. Adopted by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1897. This was the round for the Arisaka rifle.

WWII Japanese Nambu Holster. Of dark brown leather construction. This is a clamshell holster used with the Nambu pistol. Contains pocket space for extra magazine.

WWII Japanese Nambu Holster. Of Khaki leather construction. Weather-proffed for use in jungle environment.



WWII Japanese Artillery Cannon. This is a Japanese artillery piece that has been de-activated by cutting a hole on the side of the breach. Wooden wheels with metal ring.

WWII Japanese Grenade. This is the Japanese standard grenade during WWII. Of cylindrical shape with multiple pieces that would fragment out when exploded.

WWII Japanese 75 mm Cannon. This is a Japanese artillery piece that has been de-activated by cutting a hole on the side of the breach. Wooden wheels with metal ring.

WWII Japanese 105 mm Cannon. This is a Japanese artillery piece that has been de-activated by cutting a hole on the side of the breach. Wooden wheels with metal ring.




WWII Japanese 20 mm Ammo. This is a Japanese 20 mm Aircraft round. Complete with the carrying cardboard tube.




WWII JAPANESE MILITARY FLAGS


WWII Japanese Rising Sun Flag All cotton construction with leather tips. White and red/orange rays emminating from a circle in the center.

WWII Japanese Enlistment Flag All silk construction with fringes on the tips. White center with a purple frame. Japanese black letters in the center. Given to individuals who enlisted in the military.


This is a Japanese WWII meatball flag with characters written in black ink. Of silk construction. The center has an orange circle.


This is a Japanese WWII "meatball" flag that has been converted to a souvenir flag by painting mount Fuji and other scenes on the corners and center.




This is a Japanese WWII meatball flag. The parade version which has a telescopic bamboo stick . The flag ties to the stick at two points.


WWII Japanese WWII Meatball Flag. Of silk construction with multiple Japanese characters written all around. English names can be read around the orange circle.


WWII Japanese WWII Kamikaze Pilot Flag. Of silk construction. White background with an orange circle in the center. Multiple Kamikaze sayings are written in black ink all around the center.

WWII JAPANESE MILITARY OPTICAL GEAR


WWII Japanese 7 x 7'8" Binoculars - This is a set of Japanese Navy binoculars. Complete with the carrying case. 7 x 7' 8" power. Nicely marked. Complete with different color lenses.


This is a set of Japanese binoculars. As issued during WWII. Size 4 x 10. Complete with the weather-proofed green case. A shoulder strap is attached to the side of the case.

WWII Japanese 7 x 7'8" Binoculars - This is a set of Japanese Navy binoculars. Complete with the carrying case. 7 x 7' 8" power. Nicely marked. Complete with different color lenses.

WWII Japanese Binoculars with Stand - This is a set of Japanese Navy binoculars. Complete with the basre and carrying cases for both items.



WWII Japanese Binoculars with Stand - This is a set of Japanese Navy binoculars. Complete with the basre and carrying cases for both items.




WWII JAPANESE MILITARY FIELD GEAR


WWII Japanese army officer's map case. All leather construction with a large flap. A single strap closes the flap in place.

WWII Japanese Army gas mask. Complete with the carrying case. Rubber main body with four elastic straps. The canister is placed in the front beneath the nose.

WWII Japanese Army wrist compass. Issued to Army troops. With a leather wristband. Plastic lense cover. One side of the arm is red.

WWII Japanese military field lantern. Complete with a canvis carrying case. The lamp came with different color lenses. Gas powered.



WWII Japanese Military field phone. Complete with a brown leather carrying case. Two straps close the main flap. The headphone is of aluminum construction.

WWII Japanese Army pay book. With a cloth cover and writing in front and back. A small flap groes through a loop to keep the book closed. Contains soldier's pay information.

WWII Japanese military pistol T-14 lanyard. The purpose of the lanyard is to keep the pistol close to the owner even if it is dropped. Of leather and rope construction.

WWII Japanese Leather equipment pouch. Manufactured of brown leather with a single strap to close the main flap.



WWII Japanese Office telephone. As used in formal headquarters. No dialer is present because the operator controls the phone calls. Heavy duty construction.

WWII Japanese Army canteen. Of metal construction. A canvis harness is used to carry the canteen. The cap is metal and has a leather strap which keeps it in place.

WWII Zero Aircraft Compass - This is a directional compass instrument fromt a Zero aircraft. Oil suspended graduated round section covered with a metal case.

WWII Japanese Army utility leather pouch. Of brown light canvis construction. One large flap closed the main compartment. Complete with a shoulder strap.



WWII Jaapanese soldier's pocket knife. Wooden handle riveted together. A metal loop on one end. A can opener is located on the side.


WWII Japanese Naval clock. Manufactured by the Seikosha company. Model 823. The face consists of a glass lense which opens by pressing a button.


Japanese Wooden Ammunition Box. Painted gray with characters written on the lid. The handle is composed of rope material. The inside has 6 holes that secure the warheads.


Japanese Field Dental Kit. Wooden case with multiple grooves which hold a variety of dental tools. This kit was issued to doctors in the field.




WWII Japanese Field Manual. This is a soldier's field manual. Complete with multiple fold-outs which cover Arisaka rifle parts and other information.






 
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