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57mm ZiS-2


China: Type 55


Overview


ZiS-2

Soviet assault on Koenigsberg with a ZiS-2 57mm anti-tank gun and PPSh-41 submachine guns, April 1945
Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Anti-tank gun
Entered service
1941
Status
Obsolete
Development
1940
Developer
V.G. Grabin
Production
1941 (371 pieces)
1943 - 1949 (13.339 pieces)
Producer
Soviet Union - No. 92 Zavod imeni Stalina
Number produced
13.710 in total
Over 8.000 produced during World War 2
Designations
57-мм противотанковая пушка образца 1941 года (ЗиС-2)
Official designation, Russian for "57-mm anti-tank gun model 1941 (ZiS-2)"
5.7 cm Pak 208(r) (Beutewaffen index)
52-P-271 GRAU index (GRAU index)
B-22 (early project name)
Type 55 (Chinese service)
Notable users
Soviet Union
Cuba
North Korea

Description


ZiS-2

Soviet ZiS-2 anti-tank gun towed by Studebaker truck during World War 2.
Source: Unknown author - © Copyright lies with original owner

Variants

ZiS-2 obr 1941
Original production model. Features older type chassis with square box trails. Only 371 produced before production was stopped.
ZiS-2 obr 1943
Main production model. Over 13.000 produced. This is a modified variant when production resumed in 1943. Very similar to 1941 model, but chassis incorporates some features of ZiS-3 divisional gun.
Type 55
ZiS-2 in Chinese service. The ZiS-2 was possibly produced in China as well.
ZiS-2N
Existing ZiS-2 modified with night vision sight. Either APN-57 or APN3-55 sight. Entered Soviet service in 1957.

Details


Facts ZiS-2
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Anti-tank gun
Crew
7
Dimensions
Weight
1.250 kg
Length
7.03 m in travel configuration
Width
1.7 m in travel configuration
Height
1.37 m in travel configuration
Ordnance
Type
57mm 73-caliber rifled gun
Ammunition type
57x480mm, fixed shell
Barrel length
4.16 m, of which 3.95 m is rifled
Muzzle brake
No
Muzzle velocity
1.000 m/s
Elevation
-5° to +25°
Traverse
56° in total
Firepower
Rate of fire
25 rpm maximum
10 rpm practical
Range
1 km against tanks
8.4 km maximum
Firing height
0.85 m
Carriage
Type
2 wheel split trail carriage
Limber
Limber only used when horse drawn
Gun shield
Yes
Ground clearance
0.35 m
Mobility
Towing vehicle
4x4 truck or artillery tractor
Towed speed
50 km/h on asphalt
30 km/h on unpaved roads
10 km/h in the field
Autonomous mobility
Can be manhandled over short distances
APU
No

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