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76mm AK-176



Overview


AK-176

Top view of AK-176 naval gun turret.
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Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Naval gun
Entered service
Late 1970's
Status
In service
Development
1969 - 1979 (design project)
1977 - 1979 (Soviet state trials)
Developer
Soviet Union - TSNII Burevestnik
Production
1977 - present
Producer
Soviet Union - Gorky machine-building plant
Russia - Gorky machine-building plant
Designations
A-221 (industry index)
H/PJ26 (Chinese derivative)
Notable users
Soviet Union
Russia
India
Vietnam

Details


Facts AK-176
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Naval gun turret
Ordnance
Type
76.2mm 59-caliber
Rate of fire
30, 60 or 120 rpm
Range
15.7 km maximum
12 km practical
7 km anti-aircraft
Muzzle velocity
980 m/s
Barrel life
3.000 rounds
Mount
Feed mechanism
Automatic loader
Ammunition
75 rounds on mount
Traverse
-168° to +168°
Traverse rate
35°/s
Elevation
-10° to +85°
Elevation rate
30°/s
Operation
Crew
2 loaders below deck
2 crew for manual operation on mount
Fire control
MR-123 fire control radar
TV manual control as back-up
Dimensions
Weight
11.2 t empty turret
13.1 t with ammunition
5.1 t for MR-123 fire control radar
Radius
4.4 m

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