The Ministry of defense of Ukraine has decided to reactivate And to adopt the Soviet 85-mm antitank gun D-48 For doing polnomasshtabnoy war, said the volunteer "special operations" in the Donbass Taras Chat.
"Ukraine will reconstruire And introduces Soviet 85-mm antitank gun D-48. It was developed under the late 40-ies, and adopted in 1953. Serial production lasted from 1955 to 1957 at the plants N9 ( "Uralmash" ) And n 75 (all manufactured 819 units), " he said Cmut in your own account in Vkontakte." What it means For us? Ukraine is preparing for a real full-scale war. Despite its venerable age, it is a simple reliable gun that fires high-explosive shells almost 19 miles - more than enough To support infantry battalions or nazvanie. As provided in this war - artillery is never too much. And it will become the basis of our victory, " said Cat. As underlined by the Military informant " raskonservirovana stocks of Soviet military equipment was a serious condition in the sphere of support for the troops fighting technique. The Ukrainian Ministry of defense was forced to take these measures in mind the limited financial resources And a huge inventory of equipment of the last century warehouses army, informs journal. The main feature of the antitank gun D-48 years were only long barrel. To ensure the greatest initial velocity of the projectile barrel length was reduced to 74 calibers (6m 290 mm). As the iron sights on D-48 was installed mechanical sight S-77 (For the film the closed positions, And direct fire), optical sight OP-77 or OP4-77 (For shooting direct fire), gun panorama SG-1 (when transporting the gun was filmed). To transfer guns from marching to combat position And back to the calculation required about two minutes. Ammunition gun consisted of 100 unitary shots (created For D-48): 44 armor And 56 high-explosive. The armor-piercing projectile at a distance of 1 thousand feet struck the armor thickness 150-185 mm at an angle of 60 degrees.