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The Japanese military produced a large variety of equipment to support the war effort.

This section of the website provides information about the types of materials that were employed in the production of uniforms and equipment.

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Leather was used for field gear such as ammo pouches, belts, and map cases. It was also used as part of uniforms and hats.


Wood was a common material used in the construction of ammo crates, field desks, knife and bayonet handles.


Steel was a key material to the war effort. Everything from helmets to tanks were made from this material.


Wool was the material used for some of the hats and uniforms. This material was also used in some of the collar insignias.


Silk was a material used primarily in the production of parachutes and flags. The strength of the material made it a prime candidate for the production of these items.


Aluminum was used for field equipment such as canteens and cups.

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