Tuesday, 23 February 2016

ZiS-30 Distribution

"To the Deputy Chief of GABTU, Major General of the Technical Forces, comrade Lebedev
Moscow, 2nd NKO Building

RE: reviews of the ZiS-30 SPG

In July-August of 1941, factory #92 developed a prototype and built 100 57 mm AT SPGs on the Komsomolets artillery tractor chassis, indexed ZIS-30.

All of these SPGs were sent as anti-tank guns to tank brigades, namely:
  1. 10th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  2. 11th TBr: 8 vehicles, received on September 30th, 1941
  3. 12th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  4. 13th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  5. 14th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  6. 15th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  7. 16th TBr: 4 vehicles, received on September 22nd, 1941
  8. 18th TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 3rd, 1941
  9. 19th TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 5th, 1941
  10. 20th TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 7th, 1941
  11. 21st TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 11th, 1941
  12. 22nd TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 7th, 1941
  13. 23rd TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 9th, 1941
  14. 27th TBr: 8 vehicles, received on October 13th, 1941
  15. 38th Motorcycle Regiment: 4 vehicles on September 22nd, 1941
GAU still has no information on the performance of these SPGs. 

I ask you to order the commanders of the aforementioned units to provide by March 10th of this year comments on the performance of the 57 mm AT SPG and its tactical use, as well as requests regarding further development of SPGs.

Deputy Chief of GAU and Chair of the Artillery Committee, Major-General of Artillery Hohlov
Military Commissar of the Artillery Committee, Sidorov
February 13th, 1942"

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