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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun

Soviet Union

 

— 1941-1945 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun Marker
Inscription.  
Type: 57 mm Anti-Tank Gun
Manufactured: Joseph Stalin Factory No. 92/Nizhny Novgorod Machine-building Plant
Weight: 2,756 lbs (1.4 tons)
Rate of Fire: 20-25 rounds per minute
Range: 5.21 miles
Ammunition: High Explosive, High Velocity, Armor Piercing
Crew: 7

ZiS stands for Zavod imeni Stalina, "Factory named after Stalin” where the gun was manufactured. This weapon is a semi-automatic anti-tank gin with a vertical block breech. It could be fitted with night vision sights and operated as an indirect fire weapon on a limited basis. It was used throughout the later part of World War II but became obsolete by the 1950s due to improvements in tank armor. However, its rate of fire, small size and maneuverability has kept it in the active stock of several national armies including North Korea as late as 2013. This particular piece is missing its gunshield.

SN: N29324; Object ID# 666213
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 29° 57.525′ N, 90° 0.397′ W. Marker is in New

ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun Marker
Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard south of North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39) when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (here, next to this marker); ZPU 4 (here, next to this marker); M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); Skoda 37 mm Kanon P.U.V. vz 37.L/47.6 (a few steps from this marker); D30 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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 . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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