|Rifle||Arisaka Type 2||Manufacturer||Nagoya|
|Action||Rotation Bolt||Barrel Length||25.4″|
|Magazine||5 rnds fixed box||Weight||8.9lbs|
The Japanese forces had long relied on naval landings and did not initially develop their paratrooper capabilities. But logistical failures during the invasion of the Dutch East Indies had their soldiers fighting with pistols, bayonets, and grenades. So, finally, attention fell on producing a significant number of take-down rifles for airborne troops.