- Apr 29, 2019
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Akira Takizawa said:a) To be exact, it is not smoke discharger, but a mount of Type 99 self-projecting smoke candle(九九式発射発煙筒).
Type 99 is an official weapon for general purpose. It was used standing on the ground or attached to improvised base. At tank unit, it was attached to tank with a mount locally improvised. So, there are several manners to attach according to unit.
b) In the late WWII, two types of smoke dischargers were developed at Chiba Tank School. One is long-range smoke discharger. It could launch a smoke candle in 1,000m distance. Another is instant smoke discharger. It launches many smoke candles and hides a tank instantaneously. They were judged as effective, but I have never heard that they were actually used on tanks.
|Type 99 self-projecting smoke candle.|
diameter 2.1 inch
body color grey
White Japanese characters on side.
weight 2.9 pounds
|Projectile has sheet metal casing. Igniter tube extends whole length of projectile. Under bottom cover match head exposed through slot.|
|Type 94 large smoke candle|
white label on side
|Hinged wooden handle at top, attached to metal band around casing. Small screw cap lid.|