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ZSU-23-4V Shilka   ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka   ZSU-23-4MZ Biryusa    
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ZSU-23-4V Shilka
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Nation Flag Soviet Union Soviet Union
Class Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Variant(s) ZSU-23-4V1 Shilka
ZSU-23-4MZ Biryusa
Cost 0 Star 20 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 1 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Size Normal
Optics

Poor

Speed 40 km/h
Fuel Capacity 800 L
Operational Range 350 km
Stabilizer None
Weapons
Autocannon AZP-23 Amur (23mm)

The ZSU-23-4V Shilka is a Soviet anti-air tracked vehicle. Armed with 4x23mm cannons (hence the name), it can completely saturate an area with its incredible fire rate. It was introduced in Wargame: European Escalation but did not appear in the sequel Wargame: AirLand Battle.

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OverviewEdit

European EscalationEdit

The base version of the Shilka is quite poor. With smaller range than the ZSU-57, lack of a stabiliser it can easily fall prey to the very helicopters it's supposed to defeat. Still, well placed ambush Shilkas can wreak havoc among enemy helicopters, bringing them down rapidly. The cannons can also work against infantry and light APCs, although using them that way will run through the ammo very fast.

ZSU-23-4V1 The V1 variant adds a decent stabiliser and improves the optics, making the Shilka much more rounded. The stabiliser lets it efficiently support moving columns, panicking and destroying enemy helicopters all while staying a harder target to unguided rockets.

ZSU-23-4MZ Biryusa Biryusa adds the improved range, bringing it back to the level of the ZSU-57. With this, the vehicle becomes a terrifying weapon to any enemy air unit.

Ammo remain a general problems for all ZSU-23 variants. The great fire rate means they work through their ammo incredibly fast. And resupplying 8000 ammo can be a noticeable drain. It is useful to keep some supply trucks not far to resupply the ZSU.

WeaponsEdit

Weapons
Type Autocannon No Weapon No Weapon
Name AZP-23 Amur
Caliber 23mm
Ammo x 4000
Range Ground = 1925 m
Helicopters = 1925 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 1
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 800 r/min

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