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45-mm M1942 anti-tank gun

Country of Origin: Russia

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The 45-mm M1942 anti-tank gun was towed on a two-wheel carriage. When the gun was in the firing position, the split trails were stabilized by a spade. The M1942 had a distinctive shield, with the wings being sharply angled back so that no portion extended over the tires. The top left-hand side of the shield was also curved, and higher than the right-hand side. The M1942 fired high-explosive (HE), armor-piercing high-explosive (APHE) and high-velocity armor-piercing (HVAP)...

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