ZiS-30

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ZIS-30
Type Tank destroyer
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Specifications
Length 3.45 m
Width 1.86 m
Crew 4-5

Armor 7–10 mm
Main
armament
57 mm anti-tank gun M1943 (ZiS-2)
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm DT machine gun
Engine GAZ-M, four-cylinder
50 hp
Operational
range
250 km
Speed 40 km/h

The ZiS-30 was a light self-propelled anti-tank gun built for the Soviet Red Army in 1941. It was based on the Komsomolets armored artillery tractor. They were successful vehicles, but production was limited by the number of Komsomolets tractors still in use.

Production history[edit]

The ZiS-30 was one of a few hastily designed armoured fighting vehicles created by Soviet industry shortly after the German invasion of 1941. In August 1941 Grabin's design bureau at the Gorky plant no. 92 mounted the 57 mm ZiS-2 gun onto the chassis of a Komsomolets artillery tractor. There were problems with availability of both the chassis and gun and only about a hundred were built.

References and external links[edit]

  • Zaloga, Steven J.; James Grandsen (1984). Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War II. London: Arms and Armour Press. p. 150. ISBN 0-85368-606-8. 
  • Battlefield.ru