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Post-war artillery: increasing caliber, range and penetration

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After the end of World War II, it became clear that the West was definitely not going to perceive the Soviet Union as its ally. The British even made it clear that the USSR is perceived exclusively as an enemy (by the way, since then nothing has changed about Russia). Churchill even suggested that the United States launch a nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. The appearance of the atomic bomb in the USSR cooled the ardor of Western "partners", but plans to settle scores with the Soviet Union grew like mushrooms after the rain.


The Soviet Union understood that the alliance with the same USA and Great Britain was in the past, and therefore it was necessary to prepare for the worst. The situation began to worsen after the creation of the North Atlantic military bloc. Taking into account the fact that Norway immediately entered the bloc, the military infrastructure hostile to the USSR began to form directly at the borders of our country.

To solve the tasks of strengthening the defense, tactics and strategists were involved, who showed themselves during the Great Patriotic War. One of the most important roles in this regard was assigned to artillery. At the same time, new developments began to appear, differing in increased caliber and range in comparison with those that showed themselves during the war years.

New anti-tank guns with increased armor penetration began to be created. Among these is the 85 mm D-48 cannon, which was put into service in 1953. In less than 4 years, over 800 such guns were produced in the USSR. The increase in caliber, range and penetration has become characteristic of the development of artillery, and not only in the USSR.

The post-war artillery is described in the video of TK "Zvezda":

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  1. Sling cutter
    Sling cutter 24 March 2021 20: 41
    +3
    As much as we would not like, but art is the god of past wars.
    Wars of the 21st century are completely different technologies,
    although, of course, I would never want wars.
    "L'Adieu aux armes"
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 24 March 2021 20: 43
      +1
      "SaPoG is safer in battle"
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 24 March 2021 20: 51
        +5
        Quote: Cowbra
        "SaPoG is safer in battle"

        Yeah, it was only developed in 1963, and as far as I remember, there is a "crew" (service) of four people ....
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 24 March 2021 21: 10
          0
          I watched one video ... Pure post-apocalypse ... Mattress patrol, 4 cars. as far as I remember, and about 6 spirits in Afghanistan. One of them was handed over with LNG, and he fired from his hands (yeah belay ). Well, Duc, I'm a little crazy ... The patrol understands, the cranks have come there, just what's the catch, they would have lured ATGMs to drag, nothing even more technologically advanced - it will not help them or against them.
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter 24 March 2021 22: 47
            +5
            Quote: Cowbra
            I watched one video ... Pure post-apocalypse ... Mattress patrol, 4 cars. as far as I remember, and about 6 spirits in Afghanistan. One of them was handed over with LNG, and he fired from his hands (yeah belay ). Well, Duc, I'm a little crazy ... The patrol understands, the cranks have come there, just what's the catch, they would have lured ATGMs to drag, nothing even more technologically advanced - it will not help them or against them.

            It is clear that they will smoke a cigarette and begin to master any "shaitan pipe". It is still a mystery to me, where did they have so much Soviet weapons on the "Magistral"? Guys from the 45th can confirm? It is clear that they took Italian mines, but from where the DShK, boots, Kalashmata in oil and, most importantly, shots to the GRAD ... Not otherwise, as through a tightly green Tsaranda ...
            1. Alexey RA
              Alexey RA 25 March 2021 10: 24
              +4
              Quote: Stroporez
              It is still a mystery to me, where did they have so much Soviet weapons on the Magistral? Guys from the 45th can confirm? It is clear that they took Italian mines, but from where the DShK, boots, Kalashmata in oil and, most importantly, shots to the GRAD ... Not otherwise, as through a tightly green Tsaranda ...

              Was there really original Soviet armament there? Or the Chinese copies that Pakistan's main ally of China had in abundance?
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter 25 March 2021 10: 46
                +3
                Quote: Alexey RA
                Was there really original Soviet armament there? Or the Chinese copies that Pakistan's main ally of China had in abundance?

                That's just the point, they saw different things, and even Czech ones with a front handle and then bam! And that is typical in factory boxes and all 7,62.
    2. SaLaR
      SaLaR 24 March 2021 20: 52
      +5
      but they did not know ... wassat ... it's too early to bury ...
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 24 March 2021 20: 58
        +4
        Quote: SaLaR
        but they didn’t know ... ... it’s too early to bury ...

        They didn't know a lot then wassat
    3. Alien From
      Alien From 24 March 2021 22: 18
      +4
      Bye weapons.......
    4. Usher
      Usher 24 March 2021 23: 42
      +4
      Quote: Stroporez
      As much as we would not like, but art is the god of past wars.
      Wars of the 21st century are completely different technologies,
      although, of course, I would never want wars.
      "L'Adieu aux armes"

      Misconception, they also thought about missiles and cannons on airplanes. About tanks. Cheap and angry to deliver a couple of kilos of TNT to the enemy, can only be artillery.
    5. svp67
      svp67 25 March 2021 05: 03
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      Quote: Stroporez
      As much as we would not like, but art is the god of past wars.

      Premature withdrawal. The same art can be used as a WTO.
    6. Diverter
      Diverter 26 March 2021 14: 38
      +3
      Is that your phimilia, Khrushchev ?! He thought so too.
  2. Your stranger
    Your stranger 24 March 2021 21: 35
    -3
    Spike nlos and in the second echelon classic art
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  5. Stalnov I.P.
    Stalnov I.P. 25 March 2021 11: 14
    +1
    Given the coordinates of the targets, high-precision ammunition, long firing range and high mobility, artillery will be a formidable weapon for many years to come.
  6. Diverter
    Diverter 26 March 2021 14: 49
    +3
    You can quickly arm a mob reserve with artillery. She (especially towed) can be quickly transferred from warehouses to the front. Ammunition for it can be produced at almost any metalworking enterprise. I am sure it is necessary and will remain in service for a long time. That is to reduce the number of calibers in service. And I consider it necessary to bring the calibers of the Fleet and the SA to uniformity.