"To the Chairman of the GAU Artillery Committee, Major General of Artillery, comrade Hohlov
There are three captured weapons at army trophy warehouse #2375 (Budka Chichakovo railroad junction) belonging to the 31st Army that are of interest for study at the Artillery Committee, namely:
- A 57 mm anti-tank gun with a conical barrel, presumably designed according to the Gerlich principle. The barrel length is 65 calibers. The gun has a muzzle brake and split trails.
- A 76 mm anti-tank gun built by the Germans from our 76 mm model 1936 gun by means of installing a powerful muzzle brake and double layer gun shield. Steol fluid in the recoil brake was replaced with Braun fluid.
- A 75 mm French model 1897 gun modernized by the Germans by installing a muzzle brake, split trails, button trigger, sprung wheels, etc.