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"anti-assault gun" wat. "Aircraft", perhaps?Nitpicking aside, I remember reading about these. Fairly successfull member of the class wasn't it? Albeit with the usual overloading problems of such conversions - period car engines weren't exactly beasts to begin with...
Nope, anti-assault, 76,2-мм противоштурмовая пушка образца 1910 года. It's a variant of the 3 inch mountain gun with an even smaller propellant load and wouldn't really work in an AA role too well.
It is a defensive gun intended for use in fortifications (fortress gun)
Ah. Basically a light infantry gun then? Odd name to call it but meh - military nomenclatures can be weird.
It has more to do with the special mounting used by the gun (this is a similar variant of the 75 mm mle. 1897: http://en.tracesofwar.com/upload/1706140102043656.JPG)
A bunker/casemate mount I take it? I can see why that kind of thing would make a logical quick-and-dirty light AFV gun, certainly.
Yes, a casemate gun. You can see in the Garford-Putilovets cutaway that it is still mounted on its original pedestal.