Japanese Weapons Master Thread


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Hello! this post will serve as a place to cataloge and discuss weapons used by post war Japan for the JASDF, JGSDF and JMSDF I will cover both domestic and foreign options. Japan has many weapons however my focus will be on missiles/bombs etc. If people can give me info on Japanese guns and cannons, shells used then I don’t mind adding them but I am not that knowledgeable on them. Inspiration for this comes from the “British Weapon Systems” thread.

(WIP will update op soon)

note due to the nature of how hard finding info on Japanese related equipment is some things will either be estimated or simply left with a “?”.

JASDF

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Domestic Weapons Section
Air-To-Air Missiles
Something that is often overlooked is the domestic air to air missiles Japan has developed, they have a decent history of domestic missiles which I will list below.

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AAM-1

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The first Japanese domestic air to air missile said to be slightly better then AIM-9B but worse then AIM-9E.
Entered service: 1969
Mass: 80 kg (180 lb)
Length: 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Diameter: 15 cm (6 in)
Operational
range: 5 km (3 mi)
Maximum speed: 1.7 Mach
Warhead: ?
Maneuverability: 10~12Gs
Guidance
system: Infrared homing
platforms:
[F-104J], [F-86F-40], [ F-1]




AAM-2

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An experimental prototype missile tested on the F-4EJ based from the AIM-4D it is upgraded in warhead, motor, range, proximity fuse, and limited all aspect. Not much info is known about it however. This missile is to be further researched.
Entered service: Prototype development discontinued
Mass: ?
Length: ?
Diameter: ?
Operational
range: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Warhead: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: ?
platforms:
[F-4EJ]
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AAM-3

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A 90s missile built to replace the AIM-9L while no real hard numbers exist it is said to be superior to AIM-9L having higher off boresight capabilities and high maneuverability plus new IRCCM.
Entered service: 1991
Mass: 100 kg
Length: 3.1 m
Diameter: 127 mm
Operational
range: 13 km
Maximum speed: 2.5
Warhead: ?
Maneuverability: 40~50Gs
Guidance
system: Dual wavelength homing (IR/UV)
platforms:
[F-15J], [F-2], [F-4EJ Kai]
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AAM-5A/B

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This was a further development of the Japanese IR missile family. Unlike western nations such as Germany, Britain and U.S which received access to the R-73 and thus started their own developments, this missile was completely separate from that event, In fact Japan was already looking into a thrust vectoring highly maneuverable missile to succeed the AAM-3 many will be quick to call this a “IRIS-T copy” but this missile was in development and in service before the IRIS-T.
Entered service: 2004
Mass: 95 kg (209 lb)
Length: 3.105 m (10.19 ft)
Diameter: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Operational
range: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 3+
Warhead: ?
Maneuverability: 60~90Gs
Guidance
system: (A version [Infrared homing] (IIR) (IRCCM) INS+COLOS) (B version (Improved IRCCM) INS+COLOS, Enhanced background discrimination capability), Both versions (LOAL)
platforms:
[F-15J], [F-2]


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AAM-4/B

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This was Japan first domestic radar missiles with the AAM-4B being the worlds first missile with a AESA seeker. Performance is hard to get info on but it most likely is a very capable fox 3 missiles. Some features of these missiles is having ECCM, Ability to be guided by IRST, apparently faster time to go pitbull compared to AIM-120 and saving as much energy as possible, others is the ability to intercept other air to air missiles and cruise missiles. With the AAM-4B being very hard to defend against.
Entered service: 1999 (AAM-4), 2010 (AAM-4B)
Mass: 222 kg (489 lb)
Length: 3.667 m
Diameter: 203 mm
Operational
range: ~100 km (AAM-4), ~120 km (AAM-4B)
Maximum speed: Mach 4–5
Warhead: ?
Maneuverability: ~30Gs?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance, mid-course update + terminal active radar homing
platforms:
[F-15J], [F-2]
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Bombs

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GCS-1

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Now the bombs themselves are not domestic they are just regular MK.82s and JM117s for example. but the kit that can go on these bombs called GCS-1 is a domestic modification that turns these into IR Anti-ship bombs. While there is debate on if they can be used against ground targets their effectiveness is questionable.
Entered service: ?
Mass: 240.0 kg
Length: 280 cm
Diameter: 25 cm
Operational
range: 18.5 km
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[F-1], [F-15J], [F-2], [F-4EJ Kai]




XGCS-2

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Not much is known about these they apparently are smart bombs potentially either gps or laser but no known numbers exist. it was tested on the F-4EJ Kai but they are apparently dummy bombs.
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Air-To-Ship Missiles
I did not include a Air-To-Ground section mainly because they don’t have any but some of their ASMs can be used in the air to ground function mainly against bridges and buildings.

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ASM-1/C

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The first domestic air to ship missile for the JASDF and also JMSDF. The (C) variant is able to be used against ground targets however these are mainly against bridges and buildings.
Entered service: 1980
Mass: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
Length: 4.0 m (13.1 ft)
Diameter: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Operational
range: 50 km (27 nmi)
Warhead: 150 kg HE semi-armor piercing
Maximum speed: Mach 0.9~
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing
platforms:
[F-1], [F-4EJ Kai], [F-2], [P-1], [P-3C]


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ASM-2/B

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The second domestic Anti-ship missile for JASDF aircraft. Unlike the ASM-1 this one is IR guided although the ASM-2B is GPS guided to allow for targeting bridges and buildings.
Entered service: 1993
Mass: 530 kg
Length: 4 m
Diameter: 0.35 m
Operational
range: 170 km~
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance and IR Imaging, GPS (ASM-2b)
platforms:
[F-2], [F-4EJ Kai]
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ASM-3/A/Kai

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This is Japan’s first supersonic Anti-ship missiles. there are multiple versions of this one with upgrades mainly increasing its range. This version has the possibility to be used against ground targets and not just bridges and buildings but also possibly radar, sam sites etc but further research is needed.
Entered service: 2017~In development
Mass: 940 kg (2,070 lb)
Length: 6 m (20 ft)
Diameter: ?
Operational
range: 150–200 km (ASM-3), 300~400 km (ASM-3A), 400 km+ (ASM-3 Kai)
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 3+
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial/GPS, mid-course correction,
terminal guidance, Active radar homing/Passive radar guidance
platforms:
[F-2]
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Foreign Weapons Section
Air-To-Air Missiles
For the AIM-120s, since 2014 Japan has requested to buy AIM-120s these proposed sales are confirmed by US DoD’s DSCA and from the looks of it the majority have been approved according to separate articles. Actually in the articles specifically the 2020 and 2022 it mentions that Japan already has AIM-120s in inventory and in the 2014 article they specifically mention AIM-120C-5s.

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2014 Japan – AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2017 Japan – AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2018 Japan – AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2019 Japan – AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2020 Japan – AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

2022 Japan – AIM-120C-7/8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) | Defense Security Cooperation Agency

Japan has also tested AIM-120Bs
https://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/adtw/adm/shiken/kakoshiken_missile2.html

Below are foreign Air to Air missiles Japan has used/tested/or has potentially bought and is in inventory.

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AIM-4D

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Entered service: 1971
Mass: 135 lb (61 kg)
Length: 79.5 in (2.02 m)
Diameter: 6.4 in (160 mm)
Operational
range: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Warhead: 7.6 lb (3.4 kg) high explosive
Maximum speed: Mach 3
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: semi-active radar homing/ rear-aspect infrared homing
platforms:
[F-4EJ]

AIM-9B

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Entered service: 1961
Mass: 72 kg
Length: 2.83 m
Diameter: 127 mm
Operational
range: 4 km
Warhead: 4.7 kg
Maximum speed: 1.7 M
Maneuverability: 10Gs
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[F-86F-40], [F-104J], [F-1]. [T-2]
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AIM-9E

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Entered service: 1967
Mass: 76 kg
Length: 9.84 ft
Diameter: ?
Operational
range: 5.5 km
Warhead: 4.5 kg
Maximum speed: 2.5 M
Maneuverability: 10 G
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[F-4EJ], [F-1], [T-2], [F-104J]
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AIM-9P-3

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Entered service: 1973 - 1975
Mass: 76.93 kg
Length: 2.83 m
Diameter: 127 mm
Operational
range: 5.5 km
Warhead: 7.62 kg
Maximum speed: 2.5 M
Maneuverability: 20 G
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[F-4EJ] ,[F-1], [T-2], [F-104J],
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AIM-9L

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Entered service: 1977
Mass: 84 kg
Length: 2.89 m (9.5 ft)
Diameter: 127mm
Operational
range: 11 km
Warhead: 9.4 kg
Maximum speed: 2.5 M
Maneuverability: 30 G
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[F-4EJ Kai], [F-1], [F-15J], [F-2]
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AIM-9X

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Japan never made an announcement for the purchase of AIM-9Xs but recently pictures of JASDF F-35As have been seen with AIM-9X
Entered service: ?
Mass: ?
Length: 9.9 feet (3.02 meters)
Diameter: 5 inches (0.13 meters)
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Solid-state, infrared homing system
platforms:
[F-35A]




AIM-7E

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Entered service: 1974?
Mass: 197 kg (435 lb)
Length: 3.66 m (144 in)
Diameter: 0.203 m (8 in)
Operational
range: 30 km (16 nm)
Warhead: 30 kg (65 lb)
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: 25 G
Guidance
system: semi-active radar
platforms:
[F-4EJ]
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AIM-7F

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Entered service: 1976
Mass: 231 kg (510 lb)
Length: 3.66 m (144 in)
Diameter: 0.203 m (8 in)
Operational
range: 70 km (38 nm)
Warhead: 39 kg (86 lb)
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: 25 G
Guidance
system: semi-active radar
platforms:
[F-4EJ Kai], [F-15J], [Possibly F-2]

AIM-7M

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Entered service: 1982
Mass: 231 kg (510 lb)
Length: 3.66 m (144 in)
Diameter: 0.203 m (8 in)
Operational
range: 70 km (38 nm)
Warhead: 40 kg (88 lb)
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: 25 G
Guidance
system: semi-active radar
platforms:
[F-4EJ Kai], [F-15J], [F-2]


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AIM-120B

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JASDF F-15J/DJs tested AIM-120s in the early 2000s
Entered service: N/A
Mass: 152 kg
Length: 3.66 m
Diameter: 177.8 mm
Operational
range: 35~50 km
Warhead: 22.7 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: 25~28Gs
Guidance
system: Command inertial, mid-course autonomous inertial, terminal active radar
platforms:
[F-15J/DJ]
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AIM-120C-5

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Entered service: ? Before 2014
Mass: 157 kg
Length: 3.66 m
Diameter: 177.8 mm
Operational
range: 105 km~
Warhead: 18.1 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: 25~28g
Guidance
system: Command inertial, mid-course autonomous inertial, terminal active radar
platforms:
[Possibly F-15J], [JASDF F-35]

AIM-120C-7

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Entered service: 2017~2022
Mass: 356 lb (161.5 kg)
Length: 12 ft (3.65 m)
Diameter: 3.66 m
Operational
range: 120 km~
Warhead: 20 kg?
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Command inertial, mid-course autonomous inertial, terminal active radar
platforms:
[Possibly F-15J], [JASDF F-35]
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AIM-120C-8

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Entered service: 2020~2022
Mass: 356 lb (161.5 kg)
Length: 12 ft (3.65 m)
Diameter: 3.66 m
Operational
range: 180 km~
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 4
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Command inertial, mid-course autonomous inertial, terminal active radar
platforms:
[Possibly F-15J], [JASDF F-35]
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Bombs

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GBU-38

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GPS guided JDAMS
Entered service: Early 2000s~
Mass: 590 pounds (268 kg)
Length: 2.35 m (92.64 inches)
Diameter: 27.3 cm (10.75 in)
Operational
range: 15 nautical miles (28 km)
Warhead: 192 lb (87 kg)
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: GPS/INS
platforms:
[F-2]
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GBU-54

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Laser guided JDAMs can be paired with Sniper Pod on F-2s
Entered service: Early 2000s~
Mass: 590 pounds (268 kg)
Length: 2.35 m (92.64 inches)
Diameter: 27.3 cm (10.75 in)
Operational
range: 15 nautical miles (28 km)
Warhead: 192 lb (87 kg)
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Laser guided
platforms:
[F-2]
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CBU-87

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Entered service: ?
Mass: 951 pounds (431 kg)
Length: 7 feet (2.31 meters)
Diameter: 16 inches (41 cm)
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: Multiple small bomblets
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Free fall
platforms:
[F-15J], [F-4EJ/Kai]. [F-2]
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MK.82 500 lb

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Entered service: ~1960s?
Mass: 531 lb (241 kg)
Length: 7 ft (2.21 m)
Diameter: 10.7 in (273 mm)
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: 192 lb (87 kg)
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Free fall
platforms:
Almost all JASDF fighter aircraft

750lb JM117

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Entered service: ~1960s?
Mass: 362.42 kg (799 lbs)
Length: 2.16 m
Diameter: 0.408 m
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: 175.1 kg
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Free fall
platforms:
[F-1], [F-4EJ/Kai]
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JMSDF

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Domestic Weapons Section
The JMSDF relies more on foreign weapons thus there are very few domestic options here
Anti-Ship Missiles

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Type 90 SSM-1B

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The first domestic SSM. Type 90 SSM-1B originates from ASM-1–>Type 88 SSM-1–>SSM-1B. It is a subsonic sea-skimming ARH missile with a 570 lb warhead.
Entered service: 1990
Mass: 661 kg (1,457 lb)
Length: 5.08 m (16.7 ft)
Diameter: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Operational
range: 150–200 km (81–108 nmi)
Warhead: 260 kg (570 lb)
Maximum speed: 1,150 km/h (715 mph)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance and terminal active radar homing
platforms:
[Asahi class], [Akizuki class], [Atago class], [Takanami class], [Murasame class]; [Hayabusa class], [PG-02 class]


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Type 17 SSM-2

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The JMSDF latest SSM, Featuring AESA radar, and longer range over the Type 90 SSM-1B. a new version is already in development that will succeed the Type 17.
Entered service: 2017
Mass: 700 kg (1,500 lb)
Length: 5 m (16.4 ft)
Diameter: 350 mm (13.8 in)
Operational
range: 400 km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: GPS and terminal active radar homing
platforms:
[Maya class], [Mogami class]



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Ship-To-Air Missile

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A-SAM

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A new domestic surface to air/anti-missile defense missile currently being developed the reason i’m listing it is because it seems like it’s in final stage of development with plans for deployment in ~2024-2025 however most specifications is unknown. The new missile’s main body is based on the technology of the Type 03 medium-range surface-to-air missile, and the booster is based on the technology of the Type 07 VL-ASROC.
Entered service: N/A
Mass: ?
Length: ?
Diameter: ?
Operational
range:
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Active AESA radar homing seeker plus inertial guidance and mid flight command link with track-via-missile
platforms: ?


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RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 Block IIA

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Now you might be wondering why I added this to the domestic section and thats because SM-3 blk IIA was a joint Raytheon/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries project. Not sure how useful these types of missiles would be in War Thunder but I decided to add them anyway.
Entered service: 2015
Mass: 1.5 t
Length: 6.55 m (21 ft 6 in)
Diameter: 53.3 cm (21 in)
Operational
range: 1,200 km
Warhead: Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile (LEAP) kinetic warhead
Maximum speed: 4.5 km/s (Mach 13.2)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: GPS/INS/semi-active radar homing/passive [LWIR],infrared homing seeker (KW)
platforms:
[Maya class]


Torpedos

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Type 97

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A domestic ASW torpedo built to keep up with the faster soviet submarines
Entered service: 1997
Mass: 320 kg
Length: 2.832 mm
Diameter: 324 mm
Operational
range: ~15+ km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Acoustic
platforms:
[Multiple JMSDF war ships], [P-1], [P-3].

Type 12

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A successor to the Type 97
Entered service: 2012
Mass: Over 300 kg (estimate)
Length: About 2.9 m (estimate)
Diameter: 324 mm
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Passive/active acoustic homing, Wide frequency band, Side scanning sonar, Magnetic detection
platforms:
[Multiple JMSDF war ships], [P-1], [P-3].
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Type 73

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Information on this torpedo is very lacking
Entered service: ?
Mass: ?
Length: ?
Diameter: ?
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: ?
platforms:
[Atago class], [Kongo class], [other ships possible]

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Type 67 150 kg depth charge

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A depth charge based from the U.S Mk 54. While it’s main role is for ASW it can set its fuse to detonate on the surface acting as a bomb.
Entered service: ?
Mass: 148 kg
Length: 1315 mm
Diameter: ?
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: 106 kg
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Free fall
platforms:
[P-3C], [P-2J], [P-1]
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Foreign Weapon Section
Anti-Ship Missiles

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RGM-84

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A U.S made anti-ship missiles, I am unsure what specific versions Japan has used throughout the years.
Entered service: 1977~1980s
Mass: 1,523 lb (691 kg)
Length: 5 ft (4.6 m)
Diameter: 13.5 in (34 cm)
Operational
range: 75 nmi (139 km)
Warhead: 488 lb (221 kg)
Maximum speed: ~864 km/h, 240 m/s Mach 0.71
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Radar altimeter, active radar, terminal homing
platforms:
[P-1], [P-3C], [ Tachikaze class], [Hatakaze class], [Kongō class], [Hatsuyuki class]. [Asagiri class]. [Takatsuki class], [Ishikari class], [Yūbari-class], [Abukuma class]
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Ship-To-Air Missiles

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RIM-24B Improved Tartar

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One of the first naval missiles for the JMSDF.
Entered service: 1965
Mass: 1,310 lb (590 kg)
Length: 180 in (460 cm)
Diameter: 13.5 in (34 cm)
Operational
range: 16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)
Warhead: 130 lb (59 kg)
Maximum speed: Mach 1.8
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: SARH
platforms:
[Amatsukaze class]
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RIM-7 Sea Sparrow

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A navalized version of the famous Sparrow missile intended for anti-air but also missile defense.
Entered service: 1983~1984
Mass: 510 lb (230 kg)
Length: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Diameter: 8 in (20 cm)
Operational
range: 10 nmi (19 km)
Warhead: 90 lb (41 kg)
Maximum speed: 4,256 km/h (2,645 mph)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: SARH
platforms:
[Haruna class], [Shirane class], [Hatsuyuki class], [Asagiri class], [Takatsuki class]
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RIM-66 SM-1MR

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A surface to air missile intended for intercepting aircraft but can also be used against surface targets.
Entered service: ~1976
Mass: ?
Length: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)
Diameter: 13.5 in (34.3 cm)
Operational
range: 40 to 92 nmi (74 to 170 km)+
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 3.5 (4,290 km/h), (2,660 mph)+
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: ?
platforms:
[Amatsukaze class], [Tachikaze class], [Hatakaze class]


SM-2MR Block IIIA/IIIB

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An upgrade over the SM-1MR with similar purpose.
Entered service: 1990
Mass: 1,558 lb (707 kg)
Length: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)
Diameter: 13.5 in (34.3 cm)
Operational
range: 40 to 92 nmi (74 to 170 km)+
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 3.5 (4,290 km/h), (2,660 mph)+
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: (BLK IIIA) Command and Inertial midcourse guidance with monopulse semi-active radar homing in the terminal phase of the interception. (BLK IIIB) dual infrared homing/semi-active terminal homing
platforms:
[Kongō class], [Atago class], [Maya class]
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RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 BLK 1A/1B

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Entered service: ~2014
Mass: 1.5 t
Length: 6.55 m (21 ft 6 in)
Diameter: 34.3 cm (13.5 in) for Block I missiles
53.3 cm (21 in) for Block II
Operational
range: 900–1200 km (560 miles)
Warhead: Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile (LEAP) kinetic warhead
Maximum speed: 3 km/s (Mach 8.8)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: GPS/INS/semi-active radar homing/passive [LWIR],infrared homing seeker (KW)
platforms:
[Kongō class], [Atago class], [Maya class]

RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)

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An upgrade of the original Sea Sparrow sam system one of the biggest changes is the ability to be quad packed in one cell on VLS equipped ships. The missile itself is almost an entirely new missile compared to the MK.29 Sea Sparrow
Entered service: ~2004
Mass: 620 lb (280 kg)
Length: 12 ft (3.66 m)
Diameter: 10 in (254 mm)
Operational
range: 27 nmi+ (50 km+)
Warhead: 86 lb (39 kg)
Maximum speed: Mach 4+
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Mid-course update, datalink, Terminal semi-active radar homing for Block 1, dual semi-active/active radar homing for Block 2
platforms:
[Kongō class], [Atago class], [Maya class], [Murasame class], [Takanami class], [Akizuki class], [Asahi class]


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RIM-174 ERAM Standard SM-6

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A missile that is essentially an upgrade over SM-2MR however it does not replace but compliment SM-2MR. The missile can be considered multi-purpose even though its main function is anti-air but it can act as an anti-ship missile, intercept cruise missiles, terminal ballistic missile defense.
Entered service: After ~2020
Mass: 3,300 lb (1,500 kg)
Length: 21.5 ft (6.6 m)
Diameter: 13.5 in (0.34 m)
Operational
range: 130 nmi (150 mi; 240 km)
Warhead: 140 lb (64 kg)
Maximum speed: Mach 3.5
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance, terminal active and semi-active radar homing
platforms:
[Maya class]


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Torpedos

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Mark 46

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A U.S ASW torpedo in service with the JMSDF
Entered service: ~1960s
Mass: 508 lb
Length: 8 ft, 6 in (2.59 m)
Diameter: 12.75 in (323.8 mm)
Operational
range: 11,000 m
Warhead: 96.8 lb (43.9 kg)
Maximum speed: 40 kn (74 km/h) (46 mph)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Active or passive/active acoustic homing
platforms:
[Majority of JMSDF vessels], [P-1], [P-3]

JGSDF

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Anti-Tank Missiles

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Type 64 MAT

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One of the first anti-tank missiles developed by Japan.
Entered service: 1964
Mass: 15.7 kg
Length: 1.02 m
Diameter: 0.12 m
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: 85 m/s
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: MCLOS system
platforms:
[Type 60 ATM], [Type 73], [H-13H], [M24 Chaffee]
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Type 79 Jyu-MAT

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A major upgrade over the Type 64 initially used for anti-landing craft has now been put on other platforms and for anti-tank.
Entered service: 1984
Mass: 33 kg
Length: 1.5 m
Diameter: 153 mm
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: 4.2 kg
Maximum speed: 200 m/s
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Wire guided SACLOS
platforms:
[Type 73], [Type 89 IFV]


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Type 87 Chu-MAT

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Introduced to a similar timeframe of the Type 79 it is yet another upgrade now featuring laser guidance.
Entered service: 1989
Mass: 12 kg
Length: 1 m
Diameter: 110 mm
Operational
range: 2,000 m
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ~400 m/s
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: SALH
platforms:
[Type 73], [Komatsu LAV]

Type 96

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A new multi-purpose missile for anti-landing craft/anti-tank but said to be able to target helicopters as well. It is used on the Toyota Mega Cruiser platform, It is the first Japanese missile system that uses a complete digitally controlled interface.
Entered service: 1996
Mass: 60 kg
Length: 2.0 m
Diameter: 16 cm
Operational
range: >over 10 km / 25 km estimate
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Infrared homing based on Optical fiber Imaging infrared (IIR)
platforms:
[Toyota Mega Cruiser]
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Type 01 LMAT

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A fire and forget anti-tank missile similar to the U.S Javelin. It has a tandem warhead making it effective against ERA equipped vehicles, can be reloaded to fire multiple shots and has both direct and top attack functionality.
Entered service: 2001
Mass: 11.4 kg
Length: 970 mm
Diameter: 140 mm
Operational
range: ~4 km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ~66 m/s
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Infrared homing
platforms:
[Komatsu LAV], [Type 96 APC]


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Middle range Multi-Purpose missile

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Similar to the Type 96, this is also a multi purpose missile found on the Toyota mega cruiser platform.
It is a top attack missile for anti-landing craft and anti-tank purposes. It has both a radar and IR system in place the missile can be guided by either system and also SAHL. Possibly LOAL and can target multiple units at once.
Entered service: 2009
Mass: 26 kg
Length: 1.4 m
Diameter: 14 cm
Operational
range: ~10 km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: [
Light wave homing guidance combination of IIR and SALH
platforms:
[Toyota Mega Cruiser]


SAM

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Type 91

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A domestic IR MANPAD missile system that replaced the Stingers in JGSDF service.
Entered service: 1994
Mass: 11.5 kg
Length: 1.43 m
Diameter: 80 mm
Operational
range: ~6+ km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: Mach 1.9
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: visible light and infrared system options
platforms:
[Toyota Mega Cruiser]


Type 03

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A domestic surface to air SAM system
Entered service: 2003
Mass: 570 kg
Length: 4.9 m
Diameter: 0.32 m
Operational
range: 50+ km
Warhead: 73 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 2.5
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Active AESA radar homing seeker plus inertial guidance and mid flight command link with track-via-missile
platforms:
[Type 03 truck system]


Type 11

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A upgrade over the older Type 81 SAM it is a newer system introduced in 2014
Entered service: 2014
Mass: 103 kg
Length: 2.93 m
Diameter: 0.16 m
Operational
range: ~10+ km
Warhead: ?
Maximum speed: ?
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: AESA radar homing (possibly IR not confirmed)
platforms:
[Isuzu Motors 6×6 Type 73 armoured mobile truck], [Toyota Mega Cruiser]


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Type 81

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Another domestic SAM system that preceded the Type 11. Unlike most of it successors this one does have the possibility to be used independently of a radar system.
Entered service: 1981
Mass: 100 kg
Length: 2.7 m
Diameter: 160 mm
Operational
range: ~10-14 km
Warhead: 9.2 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 2.9
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: Inertial guidance with Toshiba passive infrared homing for terminal guidance (estimated)
platforms:
[Isuzu Motors 6×6 Type 73 armoured mobile truck]
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MIM-104C/F Patriot

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A U.S SAM system in service with the JGSDF
Entered service: ?
Mass: C (900 kg), F (315 kg),
Length: C (5.8 m ), F (5.2 m )
Diameter: C (410 mm), F (255 mm)
Operational
range: C (160 km), F (70 km)
Warhead: C (84 kg ), F (8.2 kg)
Maximum speed: C (Mach 3.5), F (?)
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: C (Semi-active radar), F (Active radar seeker)
platforms:
[M860 semi-trailers]


Air To Ground

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AGM-114K/L/M Hellfire

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A air to ground missile mainly for anti-tank purposes it is used on JGSDF AH-64DJ But also JMSDF
Entered service: ?
Mass: K (45 kg), L (49 kg), M (49 kg)
Length: K (163 cm), L (180 cm), M (180 cm)
Diameter: K (180 mm), L (180 mm), M (180 mm)
Operational
range: K (11,000 m), L (8,000 m), M (11,000 m)
Warhead: K (9 kg), L (9 kg), M (?)
Maximum speed: Mach 1.3
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: K (Semi-active laser homing), L (Fire and forget millimeter-wave (MMW) radar seeker coupled with inertial guidance), M (Semi-active laser homing)
platforms:
[AH-64DJ], [SH-60K]


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Air-To-Air Missile

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ATAS (AIM-92) Stinger

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A air to air version of the shoulder mounted stinger for use on vehicles such as helicopters. these are specifically found on JGSDF AH-64DJs.
Entered service: ?
Mass: 6 kg (35 lb)
Length: 1.52 m (60 in)
Diameter: 70 mm (2.8 in)
Operational
range: ?
Warhead: 3 kg (6.6 lb)
Maximum speed: Mach 2.2
Maneuverability: ?
Guidance
system: IR
platforms:
[AH-64DJ]
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How to tell the AAM-4 and AAM-4B apart. The 4B missile has 3 rows of screws and a wider panel area near the radome

Also note the Basic AAM-4 is actually never referred to as “A” but I called it that to determine both versions.

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Apparently the AAM-4 seeker

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XASM-3 test fire

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AAM-5 prototype

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JNAAM

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A site showing the many different missiles in Japanese service

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New anti ship cruise missile currently in development by KHI
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Type 12 SSM upgrade very similar to the new KHI SSM but they are seperate developments
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https://www.navalnews.com/event-news/dsei-japan-2023/2023/03/dsei-japan-2023-khi-unveils-new-anti-ship-missile/
Here is a good article from this year’s DSEI on it

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AGM-65 on P-1 the only Japanese aircraft to use the Mavericks.
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A railgun is in development with it mainly to go on warships but seems like even a ground version is planned.

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AAM-5B
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AIM-9L, AAM-3 and AAM-5

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ASM-2
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P-1 is the only Japanese aircraft to use an air launched version of the Type 12 SSM. The missile is mainly found on ground based vehicles and the naval version called Type 17 on Maya and Mogami class ships.
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AGM-84B/D, ASM-1C on JASDF P-3Cs
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Single and dual rack JDAMS

ASM-1
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