COBI 76MM Divisional Gun M1942 (ZIS 3)
The COBI 76MM Divisional Gun M1942 (ZIS 3) is a 1/35th scale COBI artillery piece from the second world war. The COBI Soviet ZIS 3 Field gun includes 130 Lego compatible military brick parts and one WWII Soviet figure.
How big is the COBI ZIS 3 Field Gun?
The COBI M1942 (ZIS 3) Field gun set is a 1/35th scale COBI set and we are awaiting final dimensions.
How many mini figures come with COBI 2993?
The set comes with one Soviet mini figure.
76MM Divisional Gun M1942 (ZIS 3) History:
The Soviet 76MM Divisional Gun is a Soviet World War II anti-tank artillery piece, mounted on the chassis of an M1910/30 Maxim. The gun was used extensively against German tanks and as a close support infantry field gun. The Soviet 76mm divisional gun M1942, or the ZIS-3 as it’s more commonly known, was an important part of the Soviet military during World War II. Developed in late 1941 and adopted for service in 1942, this powerful medium artillery piece served both on the Eastern Front and elsewhere throughout the conflict.
Design and Specifications
The ZIS-3 was a fully enclosed field gun with a split trail carriage, giving it a top elevation of +53° — unusually high for its type — with a maximum range of 12000 yards. It had a double-baffle muzzle brake and box trail carriage with folding spades that needed to be dug into the terrain before each firing cycle. It used ballistic pendulum sighting mechanisms and could fire a variety of ammunition types ranging from armor piercing to high explosives — although the latter proved to be far more common.
The ZIS-3 weighed 21 cwt (just over 1000kg) so despite its size and formidable power it could still be moved onto position quickly. It was normally horse drawn but could also be towed by light tanks or trucks – although most horses found it relatively simple to pull considering its weight and overall dimensions were kept low through clever design. This helped the gun become know
In action, the ZIS-3 was often effective against German tanks due to its capability of penetrating at 50° from 2000 yards using Pvgr ammunition – making it potentially vary lethal when engaging heavy armored attacks from long distances away. On other battlefields such as North Africa or Italy however this cannon proved less successful as it wasn’t always mobile enough nor accurate enough for encounters with lighter targets such as enemy aircraft, infantry squads or lightly armored vehicles like scout cars –
The ZIS-3 was a fully enclosed field gun with a split trail carriage, giving it a top elevation of +53° — unusually high for its type — with a maximum range of 1,200 yards. It had a double-baffle muzzle brake and box trail carriage with folding spades that needed to be dug into the terrain before each firing cycle. It used ballistic pendulum sighting mechanisms and could fire a variety of ammunition types ranging from armor piercing to high explosives — although the latter proved to be far more common, which all existed in sizable numbers.
Overall, The Soviet 76MM Divisional Gun M1942 (ZIS 3) proved itself a valuable asset while fighting during World War II on both Eastern Front and various other fronts across Europe. Its adaptability due to being horse drawn coupled with superior power output compared to many other existing contemporary light field guns made them highly sought after pieces of weaponry -that weren’t just capable of damages but maneuverable too to wherever combat theatre they’ve been demanded at much shorter times frame than any competitors comparable models on those days could deliver near such speed combined with accuracy rate effectivity with fewer associated casualties on friendly sides both in crew men manpower & trained animals department alike.
Learn more about the original field gun that inspired the OCBI ZIS 3 here are wikipedia.
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