TUNUL ANTITANC DT-UDR 26 7.5cm Mod. 1943

TUNUL ANTITANC DT-UDR 26 7.5cm Mod. 1943
Image: 7.5cm, Mod. 1943 (ww2incolor)
Weapon TypeMedium Anti-Tank Gun
Origin & DesignerRomania/Resita
Numbers Produced342
Elevation-7° to +35°
BreechVertical Sliding Block
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSplit Trail
Gun ShieldTwo 6mm Plates
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length2.501mm (L/48)
Overall Length5.45m
WeightWeight in Traction: 1.470 kg
Weight in Action: 1.430 kg
Round Weight6.6 kg
Muzzle Velocity1.030 m/s
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire15-20 r.p.m.
Maximum Rate of Fire[@maximum_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Ceiling[@maximum_ceiling]
Maximum Ground Range[@maximum_ground_range]
Maximum Range11.400m
Armour Penetration100mm @ 500m @ 30°
TractionMotorised (RSO/1 Tractor)
NotesAfter the first year of Operation Barbarossa, it became apparent to the Romanians that their anti-tank weapons were not effective enough against the Soviet T-34s and KV-1s, so the decision was made to up-grade to 75mm and work began in 1942 to design a new gun. The Resita model 1943 was a combination of two different weapons, the carriage and recoil was from the Soviet Zis-3 field gun and the barrel was from the Vickers model 31 anti-aircraft gun. It was chambered to fire same 75mm round that was used with German Pak 40 but had a slightly higher muzzle velocity. It was a powerful anti-tank gun which could easily defeat the T-34 and KV-1 plus it was also used as a light field piece. The first Romania units to receive these guns was the Romanian 1st armoured division, with others receiving theirs later.