130 mm air defense gun KS-30

The KS-30 is a Soviet 130mm anti-aircraft gun that appeared in the early 1950s,[2] closely resembling the German wartime 12.8 cm FlaK 40 antiaircraft gun. The KS-30 was used for the home defense forces of the USSR and some other Warsaw Pact countries. Recognition features are the heavy dual-tire carriage, a firing platform which folds up to a 45 degree angle when the piece is in travel, and the long clean tube without a muzzle brake. The breechblock is of the semi-automatic horizontal sliding-wedge type, and the piece is fitted with a power rammer and an automatic fuze setter. Fire control is provided by the PUAZO-30 director and the SON-30 radar. The ammunition is of the fixed-charge, separated type. It is not interchangeable with that of the 130mm field or coastal guns. The KS-30 is now held in war reserve since it was replaced by surface-to-air guided missiles.

130 mm air defense gun KS-30
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130-mm anti-aircraft gun KS-30
TypeAnti-aircraft gun
Place of originSoviet Union
Mass24,900 kg (54,900 lb)
Length11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)
Barrel length8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
Width3 m (9 ft 10 in)
Height3 m (9 ft 10 in)

ShellSeparate loading charge and projectile
Caliber130 mm (5.1 in)
BreechSemi-automatic horizontal sliding-wedge
Rate of fire10-12 rpm
Muzzle velocity1,050 m/s (3,400 ft/s)
Maximum firing rangeHorizontal: 27 km (17 mi)
Vertical: 13.7 km (8.5 mi)[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Foss, Christopher (1977). Jane's pocket book of towed artillery. New York: Collier. p. 259. ISBN 0020806000. OCLC 911907988.
  2. ^ "KS-30 130-mm Towed AA Gun". Global Security.