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Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun

 
 
Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun Marker
Inscription.  The Soviet S-60 57mm anti aircraft gun was a further development of the German 5cm Flak 41. Soviet designers looked to improve on the German piece and in the late 1940s created the prototype S-60 which subsequently entered service by 1950. A self-propelled twin version, the ZSU-57-2, mounted on a modified T55 tank chassis entered service a few years later. The S-60 has been exported all over the world and has been the mainstay of low altitude air defense for many Warsaw Pact and Soviet client states for over six decades.

This S-60 is the Hungarian-produced SZ-60 variant and was used by the Iraqi army during Operation Desert Storm to protect division headquarters and other high value targets. It sustained combat damage during that time and was brought back to the US for evaluation after the cessation of hostilities.

Caliber - 57 mm
Weight - 10,273 lb - 4,660 kg
Range - 6,800 yds - 6,000 m
Muzzle Velocity - 3.281 ft/sec - 1000 m/sec
Elevation - (-5 to +85 degrees)
Rate of Fire - (105-120 rounds per minute)
 
Erected by U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 34° 39.88′ N, 98° 23.093′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Harry Road and Randolph Road, on the right when traveling east on Harry Road. The marker is located in the southeast section of Missile Park at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockheed X-7A1 Target Drone (a few steps from this marker); MIM-3 Nike Ajax (a few steps from this marker); Soviet M1939 52-K 85mm Anti Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); M51 Skysweeper 75mm Anti Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); MIM-23 Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); Nike Hercules HIPAR Radar AN/FPS-71 Antenna (within shouting distance of this marker); US M2 90mm Anti Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Sprint Missile (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
 
More about this marker. The marker and museum are located on Fort Sill, an active military installation. The museum is open to the public, but
The Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun and Marker
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Also see . . .  U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum. (Submitted on September 24, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
The view of the Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of the Iraqi SZ-60 57mm Anti Aircraft Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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