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85-mm D-48 anti-tank gun

Country of Origin: Russia


The 85-mm D-48 anti-tank gun is distinguished by its very long, 74-caliber barrel and recoil system located over the breech area.

The D-48 has a two-wheel carriage and a single castor wheel to aid in bringing the weapon into firing position.

The D-48 fires armor-piercing (AP) and high-explosive (HE) ammunition.


Initial operational capability (IOC) was attained in the early 1950s. The gun was replaced in mid-1960s by 100-mm T-12 anti-tank gun.

It is in service in declining numbers....

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