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57-mm ZIS-2 anti-tank gun

Country of Origin: Russia


The 57-mm ZIS-2 (NATO: M1943) anti-tank gun is a combination of the earlier 57-mm M1941  gun mounted on the carriage of the 76-mm ZIS-3 anti-tank gun. The ZIS-2 carriage substituted tubular trail legs in place of the box-section legs of the M1941.

The 57-mm gun has a long, plain barrel with the hydraulic buffer above and the hydro-pneumatic recuperator below. The two parts of the recoil system are linked by triangular brackets on the sides of the barrel. The upper third of the...

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