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S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun
 
 
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S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The S-60 is a Russian-made 57mm anti-aircraft gun designed by the Central Design Bureau and introduced in 1950 as the replacement for the older 37-mm M1939 anti-aircraft gun. The S-60 is designed to provide defense against aircraft and helicopters, can also be used against lightly armored ground vehicles in a ground support role. The S-60 can be used completely autonomous but when equipped with optical fire control, it also employs an off-carriage FLAP WHEEL fire control radar, mounted on a separate vehicle. The S-60 is no longer in service in Russian army but is still in services with many armed forces in the world. Tactical anti-aircraft range is 4,000 meters with optical sights and 6,000 meters with radar guidance.
 
Variants
- There is also a Chinese copy, called Type 59.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The S-60 uses a single barrel 57mm caliber. The original S-60 had a long thin barrel capped by a multi-perforated muzzle brake. The anti-aircraft S-60 can fired a full range of ammunition as the FRAG-T and APCT-T. According to some Russian sources, the S-60 can also fire ammunition HEI-T (High Explosive) and API-T (Armour Piercing). The ammunition is fed to the gun in four-round clips. A horizontal feed tray on the left side of the mounting holds one clip of four 57 mm rounds and a second clip can be placed on an upright stand that rotates with the mounting.
Design
The 57mm cannon system is mounted on a four-wheel carriage. A large gun shield was affixed to both sides of the barrel to protect the crew charged with maintaining, arming and manning the weapon system. The shield folded away during transport as did the horizontal ammunition feed tray. In the firing position the wheels are raised off the ground and the carriage is supported on four screw jacks, one at the front and one at the rear of the carriage and one either side of the carriage on outriggers. The gun can be fired from its wheels in an emergency. Three seats are mounted to the rear of the carriage.
Mobility
Most of the time, the S-60 is towed by a military truck as the 6x6 ZIL-151 or Ural-375D.
Operations
Fire-control equipment consists of a reflex sight for anti-aircraft use and a telescope sight for ground use. There are four modes of operation, manual with the hand wheels operated by the crew, assisted with the hand wheels operated by the crew assisted by a servo motor, automatic with remotely controlled by a director and zero indicator with remotely controlled by radar.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 57mm gun
Country users
Approximately 50 countries in the word use the S-60 anti-aircraft gun
Designer Country
Russia
Accessories
Optical sight
Crew

7

Mobility
50 km/h mximum towed speed by truck
Ammunition
HE, HEI-T, FRAG-T,APCT-T
Weight
4,875 kg (travelling position)
4 ,775 kg (firing position)
Rate of fire
70 rds/min
Range
4,000 m and 6,000 m maximum with radar
Traverse - elevation
Traverse: 360°
Elevation: +87°/-2°
Dimensions (travelling)
Length, 8.6 m; Width, 2.05 m; Height, 2.46 m
 
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S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
   
S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology S-60 57mm anti-aircraft gun technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images intelligence identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry military technology
 
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