76.2mm M.1939 (USV)

76.2mm M.1939 (USV)
Image: 76.2mm M.1939 (Wikipedia)
Weapon TypeLight Field Gun
Origin & DesignerRussia/Grabin
Numbers Produced9.812
Calibre76.2mm (76.2x385R)
Elevation-6° to +45°
BreechVertical Sliding Block
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSplit Trail
Gun Shield4mm
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length3.200mm (L/42)
Overall Length5.95m
WeightWeight in Traction: 2.500 kg
Weight in Action: 1.470 kg
Round WeightHE: 6.5 kg
AP: 6.3 kg
Muzzle VelocityHE: 662 m/s
AP: 690 m/s
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire12-15 r.p.m.
Maximum Rate of Fire[@maximum_rate_of_fire]
Maximum Ceiling[@maximum_ceiling]
Maximum Ground Range[@maximum_ground_range]
Maximum Range13.290m
Armour Penetration61mm @ 500m @ 30°
TractionHorse Drawn (six horses) & Motorised
NotesThe Soviets were not satisfied with the performance of the F-22 divisional gun and made plans to replace it with a better design. The new model had to be chambered for the large stocks of 76mm ammunition that the Soviets still had on hand and have good elevation and be under 1.500 kg. The new designed was called 76.2mm USV and Production started in late 1939 and ended in 1941, but was soon started again after the invasion by Germany. It was issued to field regiments at divisional level and saw extensive service in world war two.