76 mm M1938 anti-aircraft gun file photo [15287]

76 mm M1938 Anti-Aircraft Gun

Country of OriginRussia
TypeAnti-Aircraft Gun
Caliber76.200 mm
Weight4300.000 kg
Ammunition Weight6.50 kg
Rate of Fire15 rounds/min
Ceiling9,250 m
Muzzle Velocity816 m/s

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ww2dbaseMikhail Loginov's 76 mm M1938 air defense guns were based on the older M1931 guns of the same caliber, equipped with modernized barrels and mounted on new ZU-8 carriages. Production began in 1938, but it stopped by 1940 when it was superceded by the 85 mm M1939 (52-K) air defense guns. They could fire 6.5-kilogram shells at the muzzle velocity of 816 meters per second for a maximum ceiling of 9,250 meters or, when used against surface targets, a maximum range of 14.6 kilometers; somewhere between 10 to 20 shells could be fired per minute.

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Soviet 76 mm M1938 anti-aircraft guns at Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941Setting up a 76 mm anti-aircraft gun battery at Moscow, Russia, 1 Nov 1941




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