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M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun
 
 
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M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The 130 mm M-46 M1954 is a manually loaded 130 mm artillery towed gun, designed manufactured in Russia since the 1950s. The M-46 was first seen in public in May 1954 and originally was known in the West as the M1954. Operation of the M-46 towed gun revolves around a crew of eight personnel. The M-46 is no longer in service with the Russian army, but it is still more largely used by many armies in the world, mostly in Africa, Asia and Middle East.
 
Variants
- There is also a Chinese copy, called Type 59.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The M-46 has 52 calibre barrel with a tied jaw horizontal sliding block breach and ‘pepperpot’ muzzlebrake. The M-46 was developed from the M-36 130 mm naval gun used on ships and for coast defence. Ammunition originally included HE fragmentation, Armour Piercing solid shot, smoke, illuminating and chemical. HE shells weigh some 33 kg. Maximum rate of fire is 5 -6 rounds/minute, and about 70 rounds/hour. The Russian artillery unit rate of fire was 80 rounds.
Design
The barrel is mounted on a split-trail carriage, with deep box section trails and foam filled road wheels on the ground when firing and 50° of top traverse. The barrel can elevate from -2.5 degrees to 45 degrees and traverse up to 50 degrees. The carriage is of the split trail type and is provided with a two-wheeled limber. The small shield protects little more than the sights, possible including from the effects of muzzle blast, and some protection from machine gun fire in anti-tank engagements. The gun has long and robust trails to provide stability when firing, a large detachable spade is are fitted to the end of each when the gun is brought into action.
Mobility
The gun is mounted on a two-wheeled split trail carriage with large sponge-filled rubber tires on each of the single wheels. For travel, it is provided with a two-wheeled limber and can be towed by a truck or armored vehicle. When travelling, the 130 mm barrel is withdrawn by a mechanism on the right trail from battery to the rear to reduce the overall length of the weapon.
Accessories
The M-46 towed gun has the OP4M-35 direct fire sight with a field of view of 11º and a magnification of ×5.5, and an APN-3 active/passive night sight. The M-46 fires case-type, variable-charge, separate loading ammunition as shown in the table.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 130 mm 52 calibre gun
Country users
54 countries in the world from Asia, East Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Designer Country
Russia
Accessories
Direct fire sight and active/passive night sight
Crew
8
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Mobility
50 km/h mximum towed speed by truck
Ammunition
HE, smoke, illuminating, chemical
Weight
8,450 kg (travelling position)
7,700 kg (firing position)
Rate of fire
5 - 6 rds/min
Range
27.1 km maximum
Traverse - elevation
Traverse: 50º (25º left and 25º right)
Elevation: +45°/-2.5°
Dimensions (traveling)
Length, 5.4 m; Width, 2.2 m; Height, 1.8 m
 
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M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
   
M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology M-46 M1954 130 mm towed field gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
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