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12.10.06

Sixteen plant officials participated in the training programme on raising the level of their skills in organizing the quality management system at the plant.

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29.08.06

In August 2006 Artillery Plant No.9 participated in the International Defence Exhibition of Land Forces IDELF-2006 in Moscow.

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Design Office No.9

Design Office No.9 was established in 1942 as a part of Artillery Plant No.9 on the basis of the artillery design office of the Uralmash Plant. In 2007 Design Office No.9 will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its foundation. The first Chief Designer of Design Office No.9 was Mr. Fyodor F. Petrov , Engineer-Lieutenant-General, Doctor of Science, awarded with many orders and medals, the Lenin Prize laureate and four USSR State Prize laureate.

 F.F. Petrov Design Office No.9 is one of the leading design offices in Russia that deals with designing and developing artillery arms of different types, i.e. tank guns, guns and howitzers for SP artillery units, towed guns and launchers. From the date of its foundation Design Office No.9 developed more than 350 and put into service 40 artillery systems. Artillery Plant No.9 was and still is the main developer of tank guns in the USSR and now in Russia.

From 1942 Design Office No.9 developed guns of the best tanks of World War II: 85-mm gun D-5T for tanks T-34 and IS-1, 122-mm gun D-25T for tanks IS-2 and IS-3. All tanks being in mass production after World War II were armed with guns manufactured by the Plant: 100-mm guns D-10T, D-10TG, D-10T2S were mounted to all  models  of  tanks  T-54 and T-55; 115-mm  gun  U5TS was mounted to tank T-62; 125-mm guns of the D-81 series were mounted to all models of tanks T-72, T-64, T-80, T-90, and 76-mm guns D-56, D-56TM, D-56TS to amphibious tanks PT-76. Design Office No.9 developed a number of guns for SP artillery units and towed guns like world-famous 122-mm howitzer D-30 (2A18) with all-round fire  capability,  after upgrade 122-mm howitzer D-30A (2A18M); 122-mm howitzer 2A31 and 152-mm howitzer 2A33 for the first modern home SP howitzers 2S1 "Gvozdika" and 2S3 "Akatziya", and the first home auxiliary-propelled 57-mm and 85-mm guns SD-57 and SD-44 respectively.

Design Office No.9 developed the new generation artillery guns, i.e. 125-mm towed antitank gun 2A45M with APU and 152-mm light field gun 2A61 with mechanized ramming home and variable recoil length. It mastered manufacture of Depth-Charge Rocket Launchers RBU-6000 and RBU-1000 for battleships of different types - from patrol ships to aircraft-carriers to fight submarines and attack torpedoes.

In 2005 three new guns entered service, they are 125-mm tank guns 246-4 and 246-5 for tanks -80 -90, and 125-mm gun 275 for SP antitank gun 2S25.

Today Design Office No.9 is developing new artillery pieces for tanks, SP guns and howitzers, towed guns and light infantry guns.

In view of the foresaid we can with certainty speak about the Ural Artillery School that  is  presented  by  the  collective  of  Design  Office  No.9   which  founder  is        Mr. F.F. Petrov, and successors of the best traditions are Mr. V. A. Golubev , Mr. V.I. Nasedkin and scores of gifted designers.

Tank Guns developed by Design Office No.9 and put into Service

No.

Designation

Calibre, mm

Entered service in

Mounted on tanks

1.

  D-5

85

1943

-34-85, IS-1

2.

  D-25

122

1944

IS-2, IS-3

3.

  D-10 (type 1)

100

1946

-54

4. (5. 6.)

  D-10 (G, 2S)

100

1950 (54, 56)

-54, -55

7. (8. 9.)

  D-56 (, S) 

76

1951 (55, 60)

P-76

10.

  220 (U-5S)

115

1959

-62

11.

  221 (D-68)

115

1961

-62

12.

  226

125

1968

-64

13.

  2262

125

1969

-72

14.

  246

125

1970

-72

15.

  246-1

125

1970

-64,  -80

16.

  246-2

125

1976

-64,  -80

17.

  246

125

1980

-72,  -90

18.

  246-1

125

1980

-80U

19.

  246-4

125

2005

-80 series

20.

  246-5

125

2005

-90 series

Field Artillery Samples developed by Design Office No.9 and manufactured by Artillery Plant No.9

No.

Designation

Calibre, mm

Entered service in

1

M-30

122-mm howitzer M1938

1938

2

D-1

152-mm howitzer M1943

1943

3

D-44

85-mm divisional gun

1944

4

D-48

85-mm antitank gun

1953

5

SD-44

85-mm auxiliary-propelled gun

1954

6

SD-57

57- mm auxiliary-propelled gun

1954

7

D-74

122-mm gun

1954

8

D-20

152-mm gun-howitzer

1954

9

218 (D-30)

122-mm howitzer

1960

10

218 (D-30)

122-mm howitzer

1978

11

245

125-mm towed antitank gun with APU

1988

12

261

152-mm regimental gun

recommended to enter service in 1991

Guns for SP Artillery developed by Design Office No.9 and put into Service

No.

Designation

Calibre, mm

Entered service in

Mounted on SP artillery units

1

Gun D-5S

85

1943

SU-85

2

Tipping unit of howitzer M-30

122

1943

SU-122

3

Tipping unit of gun-howitzer ML-20

152

1943

ISU-152

4

Gun D-25S

122

1944

SU-122

5

Gun D-10S

100

1944

SU-100

6

Gun D-70

85

1958

SU-85 for airborne troops

7

Howitzer 231

122

1970

122-mm SP howitzer 2S1

8

Howitzer 233

152

1971

152-mm SP howitzer 23

9

Gun 275

125

2005

SP antitank gun 2S25