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45 mm M1942 (M-42) Anti-Tank Gun

Country of OriginRussia
TypeAnti-Tank Gun
Caliber45.000 mm
Weight1250.000 kg
Ammunition Weight1.43 kg
Rate of Fire15 rounds/min
Range4,550 m
Muzzle Velocity870 m/s

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ww2dbase45 mm M1942 (M-42) anti-tank guns were developed by the engineers of the No. 172 Plant of Motovilikha Plants, based on the older 1937 model (53-K) design. Compared to 53-K, M-42 guns had longer barrels, had thicker shields (increased from 4.5 millimeters to 7 millimeters), and used ammunition with more powerful cartridges. They also enjoyed some minor design changes to streamline production. They first entered service in 1942, and by 1943 were being supplemented by 57 mm ZiS-2 anti-tank guns, though they would remain in production and in service until the end of the war. When production ceased in mid-1945, 10,843 examples were built.

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Last Major Revision: Aug 2012

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