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ZIS-S-53 Gunnery Trials

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"VII. Trials of armament
Firing the 85 mm mod. 1944 ZIS-S-53 gun

1. Determining accuracy and precision of fire

Accuracy and precision trials were performed using steel HE grenades. Aiming was done with the stock TSh-15 sight.

Ambient temperature: +32 degrees C.
Visibility: good
Range: 1000 meters
Angle of the tank: 0 degrees
Time for firing: unlimited
Fire correction was performed after every shot

Results:
Conditions

Distance to target

Shots fired

Shots hit

Dispersion radius, cm

100

50

Firing from standstill at a vertical target initially.

1000 m

10

10

95

45

After mobility trials and 230 shots

1000 m

10

10

54

36


Photo #42. Diagram of the results of firing the ZIS-S-53 after mobility trials. Range: 1000 meters.

Photo #42. Diagram of the results of firing the ZIS-S-53 after mobility trials and firing 230 shots. Range: 1000 meters.


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