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Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun
 
 
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Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun system technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
 
Description

The Type 55 is a Chinese-made 37mm anti-aircraft gun designed and manufactured by the Defence Company NORINCO (China North Industries Corporation). The Type 55 is copy of the Russian M1939 37mm anti-aircraft gun. The Type 55 37mm is no longer in service with the Chinese armed but many countries in Middle East and Africa still use this type of anti-aircraft gun.

 
Variants
- M1939 K-61: Russian-made original version
 
Technical Data
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Armament

The Type 55 anti-aircraft gun uses a single barrel 37mm cannon. The Type 55 can fire a full range of ammunition as the HE-T, AP-T, HE and AP/HE. The gun is fed by clips of five rounds.

Design
The 37mm gun is installed on a four wheeled carriage. In firing position the wheels are raised off the ground and it is supported by four screw jacks, one at the front, one at the rear of the carriage and one either side on outriggers. When travelling, the barrel is pointed to the rear and is held in position by a lock hinged at the rear of the carriage. Basically a shield is mounted to each side front of the gun but most countries have removed the shield.
Mobility
The Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun is towed most of the time by a military truck or light tactical vehicle.
Operations
The Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun can fired at a maximum effective range of 3,500 m. The system can rotate on 360° with an elevation from +85° to -10°
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 37mm gun
Country users
Gabon, Guinea, Iran, North Korea, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Republic Democratic of Congo (RDC), Republic of the Congo.
Designer Country
China
Accessories
Manual sight
Crew

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Mobility
50 km/h mximum towed speed by truck
Ammunition
HE-T, AP-T, HE and AP/HE.
Weight
2,100 kg (firing position)
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Rate of fire
80 rds/min
Range
3,500 m effective
Traverse - elevation
Traverse: 360°
Elevation: +85°/-10°
Dimensions (travelling)
Length, 5.5 m; Width, 1.78 m; Height, 2.10 m
 
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Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun system technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
Type 55 37mm anti-aircraft gun system technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology

 

 

 
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