12,2 cm M1938 (M-30): Soviet howitzer

The M-30 (GRAU index: 52-G-463) was a Soviet howitzer. The weapon was developed by the design bureau of Motovilikha Plants (by F. F. Petrov) in the late 1930s, and was in production from 1939 to 1955. The M-30 saw action in World War II, mainly as a divisional artillery piece of the Red Army. Captured guns were also employed later in the conflict by the German Wehrmacht and the Finnish Army. Post World War II the M-30 saw combat in numerous conflicts of the mid- to late twentieth century in service of other countries’ armies, notably in the Middle East.

Military Museum (Belgrade)

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