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85-mm M52 towed field gun

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

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When in service, the 85-mm M52 field gun was similar to the Russian D-44 and could fire the same ammunition. The M52 is heavier than the D-44 and has a longer barrel. The barrel has a smooth taper from the breech to the barrel diameter; the D-44 has a more abrupt break.

The M52 is based on a conventional split-trail carriage, which is fitted with a caster wheel to assist in bringing the weapon into action.

The gun fires the BR-365 armor-piercing with tracer (AP-T), O-365K...

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