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76-mm divisional gun M1933
76mm gun M1933, photo 2.JPG
76-mm divisional gun M1933 at the Military-historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps.
Type Field gun
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1933-1945
Used by Red Army
Wars Winter War
World War II
Production history
Produced 1933
Specifications
Weight Travel: 2,350 kg (5,180 lb)
Combat: 1,600 kg (3,500 lb)
Barrel length 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in) L/50
Crew 6[1]

Shell Fixed QF 76.2 × 385mm R
Shell weight 6.4 kg (14 lb)
Caliber 76.2 mm (3 in)
Recoil Hydro-pneumatic
Carriage box trail
Elevation -3° to 43°
Traverse [1]
Rate of fire 15 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 715 m/s (2,350 ft/s)
Maximum range 13.2 km (8.2 mi)[1]

The 76-mm divisional gun M1933 was a Soviet divisional field gun, which was adopted in limited numbers by the Red Army in 1933.

Description

The M1933 was a transitional type between the modernized 76 mm divisional gun M1902/30 and the 76 mm divisional gun M1936 (F-22). It followed an established pattern of mating a new gun barrel with an existing carriage from the 122 mm howitzer M1910/30. The gun was equipped with a box-trail, unsprung spoked wheels, gun shield, hydro-pneumatic recoil system and was chambered in the standard 76.2 × 385mm R. Despite being considered a stopgap until the adoption of the M1936, some were still on hand during the opening phases of World War II. The German designation for the gun was 7.62 cm FK 298(r), but it is not known if the Germans used the type.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chamberlain, Peter (1975). Light and medium field artillery. Gander, Terry. New York: Arco. p. 59. ISBN 0668038209. OCLC 2067331. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2067331. 

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