AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun
Type 59 Chinese Version
— 1950-present —
Type: 57 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
Weight: 10,273 lbs (5.1 tons)
Rate of Fire: 105-120 rounds per minute
Range: 19,685 ft (3.72 miles)
Ammunition: 57x348SR caliber High Explosive and Armor Piercing
The Type 59 is the Chinese Variant of the Soviet Union's AZP S-60, a towed short to medium range Anti-Aircraft Gun. The Soviet 57mm gun design was based on German weapons captured during World War II and became the main weapon of Soviet anti- aircraft units from the 1950s until replacement by missiles in the late 1970s. This Chinese version saw use during the Vietnam War as the key weapon to North Vietnamese low-altitude air defense. This particular gun was left at Belle Chasse Naval Air Station by US Marines after being used by Iraqi Forces during the Gulf War, 1991.
SN: A29573H; Object ID# 666212
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Cold • War, Vietnam.
Location. 29° 57.531′ N, 90° 0.402′ W. Marker is in New Orleans
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More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
Also see . . . Museum Websites. (Submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.