Vehicle data sheet


ZIS 2 (85mm)  

ZIS 2 (85mm)


Manufacturer: , Soviet Union

Soviet Union
Type: Guns Weight: 1.25 t
Produced: 1941 Size: Length 7.03 m, Height 1.37 m
Number built: 10000 Engine: , 0 HP
Crew: 0 Speed: 0 km/h


The ZiS-2 Anti-tank gun was produced by the Soviet Union in response to battlefield knowledge gained during the Spanish Civil War, when it became apparent that something more powerful than the existing 37mm and 45mm guns would soon be needed against a new generation of more heavily armored tanks.  While only produced in limited numbers before Germany invaded the Soviet Union, they would see mass production by 1943 and were built in the same factory that produced the famous ZiS-3 76mm field gun (that used a lot of the same components developed for the ZiS-2).