37 mm/67 70-K (37 mm)

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Description

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Motor gun boats  OD-200
Armoured gun boats  BMO · MBK pr.186 · MBK pr.186 (MK 85) · MBK-161 early · MBK-161 late · Pr.1124 late
Gunboats  Groza
Sub-chasers  MPK Pr.122bis · MPK-163
Destroyers  Bezuprechny · Leningrad · Ognevoy · Soobrazitelny · Stroyny · Tashkent
Light cruisers  Kerch · Krasny Kavkaz · Krasny Krym · Voroshilov
Battlecruisers  Kronshtadt
Battleships  Parizhskaya kommuna

General info

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Available ammunition

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Usage in battles

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History

The 37 mm/67 70-K is a naval variant of the Soviet 61-K anti-aircraft gun. The design is based off the 25 mm Bofors model 1933 naval anti-aircraft gun which was sold to the Soviet Navy for trials in 1935. The navy originally intended for it be scaled up to 45 mm, but their attempt failed so they settled for scaling it up to 37 mm creating the 61-K which was one of the main Red Army anti-aircraft guns during World War II. The 70-K version was adapted for naval use in 1938 and was adopted by the Soviet Naval in 1940. Replacing the larger semi-automatic 45 mm/46 21-K as the navy's main anti-aircraft gun, 1,641 70-Ks were built making it the main automatic of the Soviet Navy during the war and 3,113 were ultimately built when production ended in 1955. Not the most exceptional weapons in the world, they were good enough for the Soviets which was what they needed at the time and it would serve alongside its army counterpart the 61-K in multiple conflicts during the second half of the 20th century. The gun was ultimately replaced by the ZIF-31 twin 57 mm guns.

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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
  Foreign:
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc (Britain)
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)
152 mm  152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)