Well, the Russians could really use some AA, on many maps. From Prokorvoka to Orel.
A common AA gun the Russians had was the 25mm automatic anti-aircraft gun 72-K, 1940 model.
Caliber:25 mm Initial shell speed: 900 m/sec. Rate of fire: 240 rounds/min. Max. shooting range: 6,000m Weight: 1,170 kg. Production year: 1940
The 72-K anti-aircraft gun was developed in 1940 by a design office run by M.N. Loginov. It consists of a submachine gun with automatic anti-aircraft sight, mounting with laying mechanisms, balancing mechanism, shield protection and cart. Firing could be automatic or single shot. The barrel of the gun was equipped with an easily replaceable pipe, which had to be replaced if it became overheated from uninterrupted fire or in case of damage. A fire extinguisher was placed on the barrel to prevent gun layers from being blinded at shooting and to muffle the noise of the gun. Following the experience of using guns to shoot at ground targets (from 1943 on), the gun was equipped with a shield to protect the gunner and the gun from bullets and shell splinters.
The 25 mm automatic 72-K anti-aircraft gun was widely used by the Red Army for combating aircraft at distances of up to 2,400m and at altitudes of up to 2,000m. If need be, one could fire it at light tanks and and armored cars.
The total number of 25mm anti-aircraft guns (1942 model) supplied by the industry to the Red Army in the war years was 4,560 units.
In addition to this could make a mobile Russian AA by mounting the 72-K on the back of the Zis-5 truck. This information is copied from the information in IL-2.
Good call, Russia has no AA yet. The Bofors wasn't used by Russia (to my knowledge, except for maybe a couple lend-lease ones on a ship) and they could use this. I think they had another primary AA gun though that wasn't the 72.
Be good to see the Quad Maxim AA aswell for the Russians.
You cant forget their famous 85mm gun as well. Similar in theory to the 88, being a large caliber cannon used to fire into high flying formations. It was, of course, the main cannon on the T-34/85 and Su-85 AFVs.
Nice data here, I think some people will find it inspirating.
Good to hear that.