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76 mm regimental gun M1943

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Type  Infantry support gun
In service  1943-45
Wars  World War II
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Used by  Soviet Union
76 mm regimental gun M1943
Designer  Motovilikha Plants, M. Yu. Tsiryulnikov

The 76-mm regimental gun M1943 (OB-25) (Russian: 76-мм полковая пушка обр. 1943 г. (ОБ-25)) was a Soviet infantry support gun developed in 1943 by M. Yu. Tsiryulnikov at the ordnance plant in Motovilikha. The gun used a modernized barrel from the 76 mm regimental gun M1927 and the carriage from the 45 mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42). The gun was intended for destruction of light field fortifications and openly placed personnel by direct fire. HEAT shells gave it limited anti-armor capabilities. 76.2-mm regimental guns M1943 completely replaced M1927 guns in production that year and were built until the end of the German-Soviet War. Soon after the end of the war the production ceased due to insufficient range and muzzle velocity.


  • Ammunition types:
  • Fragmentation-HE: OF-350.
  • Fragmentation: O-350A.
  • HEAT: BP-350M.
  • Projectile weight:
  • OF-350: 6.2 kg.
  • Muzzle velocity:
  • OF-350, O-350A: 262 m/s.
  • BP-350M: 311 m/s.
  • Effective range:
  • OF-350, O-350A: 4,200 m.
  • BP-350M: 1,000 m.
  • References

    76 mm regimental gun M1943 Wikipedia

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