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76 mm divisional gun M1902

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76 mm divisional gun M1902 - Fixed QF 76.2x385 mm R
76 mm divisional gun M1902/30. A drawing from the original service manual. - Fixed QF 76.2x385 mm R

The 76-мм дивизионная пушка образца 1902 года or 76 mm divisional gun M1902 was a Russian light field gun used in the Russo-Japanese War, World War I, Russian Civil War and a number of interwar armed conflicts with participants from the former Russian Empire (Soviet Union, Poland, Finland, Estonia, etc.). Modernized versions of this gun were employed at the early stage of World War II.

The design can be traced back to the Russian General Engelhard and the engineer Baranowsky with the first sample, called Model 1900. This gun with a short barrel recoil was not convincing. This design was improved in 1901, particularly in the area of the upper mount. Here, the barrel return was based on the principles of the new German 7.7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. with a hydropneumatic brake cylinder for damping the return stroke and a spring cylinder for the forward stroke. From 1903, the gun was equipped with a protective shield and an all-round telescopic sight, then designated the 1902/03 model. During the First World War, there were no further developments worth mentioning.

The gun was used by the Tsarist army on all fronts of the First World War and proved to be on par with most European comparative guns. The guns were characterized by the highest initial velocity of all field guns introduced at the time, as well as the relatively low elevation capability, which resulted in a flat impact angle of the projectiles and thus a wide dispersion of the fragments of the predominantly used shrapnel ammunition. After the end of the war, 179 guns remained in Finland and were adopted by the Finnish army as a standard gun with the designation 76/K 02, overhauled by the gun manufacturer Tampella between 1939 and 1940 and used in the Finnish-Soviet Winter War. The guns remaining in the Red Army of the USSR had their range increased from the 1930s by lengthening the barrel and increasing the elevation angle and were used as the 76 mm divisional gun M1902/30 in the Second World War.


(1903 – 1931)

  • Type: Field gun
  • Place of origin: Russian Empire, USSR
  • Produced: 1903-1931
  • Mass: combat: 1,092 kg
  • Barrel length: 2.28 m (7 ft 6 in) 30 calibers
  • Shell: Fixed QF 76.2x385 mm R
  • Shell weight: 7.5 kg (17 lb)
  • Caliber: 76.2 mm (3 in)
  • Breech: Interrupted screw
  • Carriage: Pole trail
  • Elevation: -3° to 17°
  • Traverse:
  • Rate of fire: 10-12 rpm
  • Muzzle velocity: 589 m/s (1,930 ft/s)
  • Maximum firing range: 8.5 km (5.28 mi)

The 76 mm divisional gun M1902 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The End of St. Petersburg 1927
Young Eagles (Noored kotkad) 1927
October: Ten Days That Shook the World (Oktyabr) 1927
Arsenal 1929
Fragment of an Empire (Oblomok imperii) 1929
Chapaev 1934
The Sailors of Kronstadt (My iz Kronshtadta) 1936
Lenin in October (Lenin v oktyabre) 1937
The Defense of Volochayevsk 1938
Lenin in 1918 (Lenin v 1918 godu) 1939
Red Tanks (Tankisty) 1939
Hostile Whirlwinds (Vikhri vrazhdebnye) 1957
The Road to Calvary: The Sisters (Khozhdenie po mukam: Syostry) 1957
The Road to Calvary: 1918 (Khozhdenie po mukam: Vosemnadtsatyy god) 1958
The Road to Calvary: Gloomy Morning (Khozhdenie po mukam: Khmuroe utro) 1959
Avalanche from the Mountains (Lavina s gor) 1959
Ballad of a Soldier (Ballada o soldate) 1959
The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon) 1959
Cheka Employee (Sotrudnik ChK) 1964
The Viper (Gadyuka) 1965
An Extraordinary Assignment (Chrezvychajnoe poruchenie) 1966
Exodus (Iskhod) 1968
Mayerling 1968
Sergey Lazo 1968
Storm Over the Belaya (Groza nad Beloy) 1968
The Seventh Companion (Sedmoy sputnik) 1968
Remember This Day (Zapomnim etot den) 1968
The Adjutant of His Excellency (Adyutant ego prevoskhoditelstva) 1969
Red Square (Krasnaya ploshchad) 1970
Officers (Ofitsery) 1971
Shadows Disappear at Noon (Teni ischezayut v polden) 1972
An Hour Before the Dawn (Za chas do rassveta) 1973
How the Steel Was Tempered (Kak zakalyalas stal) 1973
The Strogovs (Strogovy) 1976
The Lost Expedition (Propavshaya ekspeditsiya) 1977
Days of the Turbins (Dni Turbinykh) 1976
20th of December (20-e dekabrya) 1982
Day of Division Commander (Den komandira divizii) 1983
Makar the Pathfinder (Makar-sledopyt) 1984
The Unknown Soldier 1985
Assassin of the Tsar 1991
Crimson Colour of the Snowfall (Bagrovy Tsvet Snegopada) 2010
Battle of Warsaw 1920 2011
The Unknown Soldier 2017


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi) - Film 4 1985
The Life of Klim Samgin (Zhizn Klima Samgina) 1988
And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhiy Don) 2006
Rasputin 2011
And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhiy Don) 2015
Trotsky 2017
The Kitchenblock 2021

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Battlefield: 1918 2004
Battle of Empires: 1914-1918 2015
Battlefield 1 2016
Tannenberg 2019
Land of War: The Beginning 2021

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