OverviewThe ZiS-30 was a light tank destroyer based on the chassis of the T-20 Komsomolets armoured artillery tractor. The ZiS-30 was a hastily designed tank destroyer created shortly after the German invasion in 1941. In August 1941, Vasiliy Grabin and his design bureau at Zavod 92 mounted the 57mm ZiS-2 gun onto a Komsomolets.
For its era, the 57mm gun was a very powerful anti-tank gun, whereas other cannons were between 20mm and 50mm. The 57mm was larger and fired far more powerful ammunition.
Based on the ZiS-30, the SU-45 mounted a 45mm gun in a casemate. Only one built.
|Russian Land Vehicles of the Second World War|
|Transport & Towing||Autocar 2½-ton Halftrack • GAZ-60 • M2 Halftrack • M5 Halftrack • ZiS-22 • ZiS-33 • ZiS-35Sh • ZiS-42 • ZiS-42M|
|Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns||Combination Gun Motor Carriage, M15A1 • ZiS-42 SPAAG • ZSU-17|
|Tank Destroyers||GAZ-33 TK • SU-57 • ZiS-41|