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76 mm mountain gun M1938

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Type  mountain gun
Designer  Plant no 7
Weight  785 kg (1,731 lbs)
Place of origin  Czechoslovakia
Designed  1937-1938
76 mm mountain gun M1938
Barrel length  1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) L/21.4

The 76 mm mountain gun M1938 (Russian: 76-мм горная пушка обр. 1938 г.) was a Soviet gun used in World War II.

In 1937, USSR got a license for Skoda 75 mm M1936 mountain gun in exchange for license production of Tupolev SB in Czechoslovakia; subsequently, in 1937-1938 a team led by L. I. Gorlitskiy at Plant no 7 developed a modification eventually adopted as 76 mm mountain gun M1938.

The gun had high elevation angle and could be quickly dismantled for transporting by pack horses. Sprung wheels allowed high towing speed. The gun was light enough to be moved in combat by its crew.

By 1 June 1941, the Red Army possessed about 800 pieces. In addition to mountain units, the weapon was issued to some airborne units.

In Wehrmacht service the gun was designated as 7.62 cm GebK 307(r).

The Finnish army operated five captured pieces, known as 76 VK 38.


76 mm mountain gun M1938 Wikipedia

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