37 mm/67 70-K (37 mm)
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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|
|Sub-chasers||MPK Pr.122bis · MPK-163|
|Destroyers||Bezuprechny · Leningrad · Ognevoy · Soobrazitelny · Stroyny · Tashkent|
|Light cruisers||Kerch · Krasny Kavkaz · Krasny Krym · Voroshilov|
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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|
|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|
|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)|
|47 mm||3 pdr QF Hotchkiss (Britain)|
|152 mm||152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929 (Italy)|