34-K (76 mm)

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76 mm 34-K on the MPK pr.122A


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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Sub-chasers  MPK pr.122A
Destroyers  Besposhchadny · Ryany · Soobrazitelny · Stroyny · Leningrad · Moskva
Light cruisers  Krasny Kavkaz
Battleships  Marat · Parizhskaya Kommuna

General info

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Available ammunition

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The 34-K is a navalized version of the 3-K, a Soviet air defense cannon designed by Rheinmetall (through a shell company) as part of a contract signed between the Weimar Republic and the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. This agreement was mutually beneficial to both parties as the Soviets needed modern weapons but lacked the know-how, and the Germans had the know-how but couldn't make the weapons due to the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles. After the 3-K entered Red Army service, the Soviet Navy asked for a naval anti-aircraft gun mount. The Bolshevik Factory put the rotating part of the 3-K on a naval base, but it was unsuccessful. The Kalinin factory stepped up to the challenge in 1934 with the 34-K which was accepted into service in 1936. 285 were built by the time production ended in 1941. By 1942, the 90-K had replaced the 34-K in the Soviet Navy but it still sees service in North Korea.

The Soviets mounted the 34-K on the Gangut-class dreadnoughts such as the Parizhskaya kommuna, Krasny Kavkaz, Leningrad-class cruisers, Gnevny-class destroyers, and the Novik-class and later Soobrazitelny-class destroyers along with river gunboats and auxiliary craft.


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USSR naval cannons
20 mm  ShVAK
25 mm  2M-3
30 mm  AK-230 · 30 mm/54 AK-630 · BP "Plamya"
37 mm  37 mm/67 70-K · V-11
45 mm  45 mm/46 21-K · 45 mm/68 21-KM · 45 mm/89 SM-20-ZIF · 45 mm/89 SM-21-ZIF
57 mm  AK-725
75 mm  75 mm/50 Canet patt.1892
76 mm  34-K · 39-K · 76 mm/60 AK-176M · AK-726 · D-56TS · F-34 · Lender AA gun, pattern 1914/15
85 mm  85 mm/52 92-K · 85 mm/54.6 ZIS-C-53 · 90-K
100 mm  100 mm/56 B-34 · 100 mm/70 SM-5-1 · Minizini
102 mm  Pattern 1911
120 mm  120 mm/50 pattern 1905
130 mm  130 mm/55 pattern 1913 · 130 mm/58 SM-2-1 · B-13
152 mm  152 mm/57 B-38
180 mm  180 mm/57 B-1-P · 180 mm/60 B-1-K
305 mm  12-inch/52 pattern 1907 · 305 mm/54 B-50
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc (Britain) · Skoda (Czechoslovakia)
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)
76 mm  76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 (Italy)
88 mm  SK C/30 (Germany)
120 mm  120 mm/50 Mk.4 Bofors M1924 (Sweden) · 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1933 (Italy)
152 mm  152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)
320 mm  320 mm/44 Ansaldo model 1934 (Italy)