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85-mm KS-12 anti-aircraft gun

Country of Origin: Russia


Developed during World War II, the 85-mm KS-12 anti-aircraft gun may still be held in reserve by Russia. The KS-12 is also identified as the M1939.

The gun fires high-explosive fragmentation (HE-FRAG), armor-piercing with tracer (AP-T) and high-velocity AP with tracer (HVAP-T) projectiles.


Initial operational capability (IOC) was reached in 1939. The gun is no longer in production.

It was originally designed by M.N. Loginov. It was modified as the M1944. The KS-12A (Soviet)...

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