Type 100 Grenade Launcher
The Japanese Type 100 Grenade Launcher was introduced in 1939 as a grenade discharger on Arisaka Rifles for Type 99 hand grenades. The launcher is somewhat unusual in that rather than using the more common cup or spigot designs it is a gas trap system, meaning that it incorporates a barrel extension which taps off excess propellent gases to launch the grenade from a cup offset from the barrel. This has the advantage that standard rifle cartridges could be used (along with the standard Type 99 hand grenade) which simplified logistics, at the expense of increased weight and decreased efficiency. The launcher was manufactured from 1942 until 1945, with approximately 36,000 produced.
The Type 100 Grenade Launcher has appeared in the following films, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Shanghai||Imperial Japanese soldiers||2010|