F-34 Tank Gun

F-34 Tank Gun

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 76 mm tank gun M1940 F-34 (76- . 1940 . -34) was a 76.2 mm Soviet tank gun used on the T-34/76 tank. A modified version of the gun, the 76 mm tank gun M1941 ZiS-5 (76- . 1941 . -5) was used on KV-1 tanks during World War II. Nowadays the two versions are often referred to as just "F-34" and "ZiS-5," respectively.The F-34 was designed before the start of World War II by P. Muraviev of Vasiliy Grabin's design bureau at Factory No. 92 in Gorky. The gun was superior to the older F-32 and the Leningrad Kirov Factory's L-11 76.2mm guns, but the latter had already been approved for the new T-34 medium tank. The initial T-34 Model 1940 with its inferior armament was in production when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The F-34 was ready for production, but Marshal Grigory Kulik's high-handed interference with tank appropriation had made the relevant bureaucrats too frightened to approve the better gun.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613568146X
  • 9786135681468