ZiS-3 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 – Russian Field Gun


The ZiS-3 is a 76 mm Divisional Gun, model 1942 or M1942. It was built by Zavod imeni Stalina – or ZiS Factory as a Field Gun with great accuracy for both artillery targets and in an anti-tank role. The ZiS-3 had very good antitank capabilities. It could knock out most German tanks during the early war years.
One of the most produced field guns during the war was this Soviet 76mm ZiS-3 with over 103,000 produced. The ZiS-3 could be used in direct fire against armored vehicles, direct fire in infantry support, and indirect fire against distant targets.
Zavod imeni Stalina means Joseph Stalin Factory.

Photographed in Victory Park – Kurgan, Russia.

 

ZiS-3 - 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 - Russian Artillery - Photo 2011
ZiS-3 – 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 – Russian Artillery – Photo 2011
ZiS-3 - 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 - Russian Field Gun - Photo 2011
ZiS-3 – 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 – Russian Field Gun – Photo 2011
ZiS-3 - 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 - Russian Field Gun - Photo 2011
ZiS-3 – 76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 – Russian Field Gun – Photo 2011


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