23mm ZU-23

     Notes:  This cannon is found on a variety of vehicular and ground mounts, including the ZSU-23-4, BMP-23, and ZU-23-2 and ZU-23-4, as well as some Russian-invented aircraft.  It was invented just after the Second World War, and very few changes have been made to the design or ammunition since then. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Crew

Set Up Time

Weight

Price

ZU-23

23mm ZU-23

1

NA

102.2 kg

$10764

 

Weapon

ROF

Magazine

Range

Round

Damage

Penetration

ZU-23

10

100B

550

APDS-T

5

8/7/6/4

 

10

100B

550

API

5

5/4/3/2

 

10

100B

410

HE

C1  B5

-4C

 

10

100B

550

HVAPI

5

6/5/4/3

 

10

100B

550

HVHE

C1  B5

-4C

 

ZU-23-2

     Notes:  This is a towed mounting of two ZU-23 autocannons.  It was designed initially to replace the ZPU-2 double KPV machinegun mounting, but ended up merely supplementing that weapon at best.  In the Russian military and that of most former Warsaw Pact countries, the ZU-23-2 ended up being mostly replaced in turn by the SA-9 Gaskin surface to air missile.  The ZU-23-2 is, however, very common in the world, particularly in former Russian and Chinese client states and in Israel and South Africa (where captured examples were put to use).  In many of those countries, the towed systems have had their wheels removed and they are mounted on the backs of trucks or light armored vehicles.

Weapon

Ammunition

Crew

Set Up Time

Weight

Price

ZU-23-2

23mm ZU-23

3

2 Minutes

950 kg

$86209

 

Weapon

ROF

Magazine

Range

Round

Damage

Penetration

ZU-23-2

20

100B (x2)

550

APDS-T

5

8/7/6/4

 

20

100B (x2)

550

API

5

5/4/3/2

 

20

100B (x2)

410

HE

C1  B5

-4C

 

20

100B (x2)

550

HVAPI

5

6/5/4/3

 

20

100B (x2)

550

HVHE

C1  B5

-4C

 

30mm 2A42

     Notes:  This Russian autocannon is mounted on several Russian and former Warsaw Pact vehicles, including the BMP-2 and BMP-3.  It is a long-barreled, gas operated, dual-feed weapon that may be fired at a ROF of 3 or 5.  Some newer vehicles use the 2A72 30mm autocannon; this differs primarily in reliability issues and may, for game purposes, be considered identical to the 2A42.

Weapon

Ammunition

Crew

Set Up Time

Weight

Price

2A42

30mm 2A42

1

NA

153.5

$19174

 

Weapon

ROF

Magazine

Range

Round

Damage

Penetration

2A42

5

100B (x2)

525

APBC

6

9/8/7/4

5

100B (x2)

500

APDS

7

10/9/7/5

 

5

100B (x2)

620

APFSDS

7

14/12/10/7

 

5

100B (x2)

500

API

7

6/5/4/3

 

5

100B (x2)

460

HE-FRAG

C3  B14

-5C

 

5

100B (x2)

460

HE

C2  B10

-3C

 

37mm M-1939

     Notes:  This is a very old weapon developed before World War 2 and never upgraded in any significant manner over the years.  Despite this fact, and that it is of very limited usefulness against modern aircraft, it is widely used throughout the world.  The basic gun includes an AV2 gun shield, but it is removed by most countries since it severely limits the depression of the gun, and the M-1939ís best use today is as an antipersonnel and anti-light-vehicle weapon.  (It also reduces the weight of the gun by about 100 kilograms.)  There are one and two-gun mounts of this weapon.  The M-1939 is known to be in service with at least 43 countries today, but Russia is not one of them.

Weapon

Ammunition

Crew

Set Up Time

Weight

Price

M-1939/70-K

37mm M-1939

4

4 Minutes

2100 kg

$131299

M-1939/V-11M

37mm M-1939

6

5 Minutes

2699 kg

$241929

 

Weapon

ROF

Magazine

Range

Round

Damage

Penetration

M-1939/70-K

3

5 Clip

490

APFSDS-T

8

17/14/12/8

 

3

5 Clip

490

API

8

6/5/4/3

 

3

5 Clip

490

APHE

C2  B6

5/4/3/1

 

3

5 Clip

370

FRAG-HE

C2  B15

-1C

 

3

5 Clip

490

HVAP

8

9/8/7/4

M-1939/V-11M

6

5 Clip (x2)

490

APFSDS-T

8

17/14/12/8

 

6

5 Clip (x2)

490

API

8

6/5/4/3

 

6

5 Clip (x2)

490

APHE

C2  B6

5/4/3/1

 

6

5 Clip (x2)

370

FRAG-HE

C2  B15

-1C

 

6

5 Clip (x2)

490

HVAP

8

9/8/7/4

 

57mm AZP S-60

     Notes:  A magazine fed autocannon, this is a towed version of the gun found on the ZSU-57-2.  The gun is also found on the fictional PT-57 light combat vehicle (see Best Light combat Vehicles That Never Were). The weapon is fed from a 4-round magazine when in a ground mount, and can be kept continually firing by a diligent crew feeding clips into it.   On the ZSU-57-2, the S-60 feeds from a 50-round belt (per gun). (The fictional PT-57, however, feeds from a 24-round dual-feed belt.) The S-60 is designed to be hooked into fire control radars used by various SAM missile systems, to be used in conjunction with the missiles for an integrated air defense network.  The S-60 was originally designed just after World War 2, and was meant to replace the 37mm M-1939 and other 37mm antiaircraft guns; however, with the advent of SAMs, plans for production of antiaircraft guns were scaled back, and the S-60 ended up supplementing the M-1939 rather than supplanting it.

Weapon

Ammunition

Crew

Set Up Time

Weight

Price

S-60

57mm S-60

8

4 Minutes

4660 kg

$428765

 

Weapon

ROF

Magazine

Range

Round

Damage

Penetration

S-60

3

4 Clip

510

AP

13

23/20/17/11

3

4 Clip

510

APCBC

13

27/23/20/13

3

4 Clip

510

APFSDS

13

55/48/41/26

 

3

4 Clip

510

APHE

C2  B10

17/15/13/8

 

3

4 Clip

390

HE

C5  B15

2C