76.2mm M.1942 (ZIS-3)

76.2mm M.1942 (ZIS-3)
Image: 76.2mm M.1942 (Flames of War)
Weapon TypeLight Field Gun
Origin & DesignerRussia/Grabin
Numbers Produced103.000
Calibre76.2mm (76.2x385R)
Elevation-5° to +37°
BreechVertical Sliding Block
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
CarriageSplit Trail
Gun Shield4.5mm
Armoured Plate[@armoured_plate]
Barrel Length3.169mm (L/42.6)
Overall Length6.09m
WeightWeight in Traction: 2.645 kg
Weight in Action: 1.200 kg
Round WeightHE: 6.5 kg
AP: 6.3 kg
Muzzle VelocityHE: 680 m/s
AP: 690 m/s
Magazine Capacity[@magazine_capacity]
Practical Rate of Fire[@practical_rate_of_fire]
Rate of Fire15-25 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 76.2mm ZIS-3 was developed from the carriage of the 57mm ZIS-2 anti-tank gun and the barrel from the 76.2mm USV divisional gun. It was a vast improvement on earlier designs and was easier to produce. It was a reliable and robust field gun which was not only light but accurate enough to be used as an anti-tank gun. It was considered to be the best Soviet field gun used in world war two and was issued to field regiments and independent anti-tank gun regiments.