Dana (Vzor 77)

Notes: The Dana is an extensively modified Tatra T-815 Kolos truck chassis with a turret in the center mounting a 152mm howitzer. Aside from the turret, the most extensive modification is the fully armored body and the engine that has been moved to the rear of the vehicle. The turret may be traversed 112.5 degrees to the right and left of center. There is a modification of this vehicle with a 155mm NATO howitzer (the Zuzana), as well as a version with the turret mounted on the chassis of a T-72 tank. The cab of the Dana has roof hatches for the driver and commander. The turret is divided into two compartments due the combination of small turret and large gun, and each of these compartments has a door on the side of the turret and a roof hatch. In addition, on the right compartment of the turret (the smaller one), there is a small cupola mounting a heavy machinegun. This vehicle is in service with Czechoslovakia, Libya, and (in relatively small numbers) Poland. An overload of 60 howitzer rounds may be carried, but Travel Move and Combat Move is reduced by 10%.

The Ondova is a Dana with a longer 53-caliber barrel, allowing for extended range. It is otherwise the same as the Dana.

The Zuzana is essentially an upgraded Dana self-propelled howitzer with a 155mm L/45 caliber howitzer mounted in place of the Dana’s 152mm gun/howitzer. This vehicle was developed primarily for export purposes, but is used by Slovakia.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Zuzana does not exist, and the Ondava is very rare.

Merc 2000 Notes: The Zuzana exists, but has not had much export success. The Ondava has for the most part replaced the Dana in Czech service.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Dana

$243,749

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

28.1 tons

5

8

Active/Passive IR

Enclosed

Ondava

$283,358

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

28.9 tons

5

9

Active/Passive IR

Enclosed

Zuzana

$267,992

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

28 tons

5

9

Passive IR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Dana

122/73

29/17

690

126

Trtd

W(4)

TF6 TS6 TR6 HF6 HS5 HR4

Ondava

119/72

29/17

690

126

Trtd

W(4)

TF6 TS6 TR6 HF6 HS5 HR4

Zuzana

129/77

30/18

690

130

Trtd

W(4)

TF6 TS6 TR6 HF6 HS5 HR4

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Dana

+1

Basic

152mm L/37 Howitzer, NSV (C)

40x152mm, 300x12.7mm

Ondava

+1

Basic

152mm L/53 Howitzer, NSV (C)

40x152mm, 300x12.7mm

Zuzana

+1

Basic

155mm L/45 Howitzer, NSV (C)

40x155mm, 300x12.7mm

Zuzana T-72M1

Notes: This is the turret of the Zuzana replacing the normal turret of a T-72M1 tank. This modification was done to meet a need for a new Indian tracked self-propelled howitzer. The advantage of the tracked chassis is greater cross-country mobility; however, the tracked chassis is heavier and mechanically more complex than the wheeled chassis. The Zuzana T-72M1 has a 5kW auxiliary power unit to operate the mechanisms and radios while the engine is shut down. The howitzer is equipped with an autoloader that doubles the normal rate of fire. The hoped-for sale to India did not occur; however, the Czechs are actively shopping the design around to other countries.

Twilight 2000 Notes: When the Twilight War began in earnest, the Zuzana T-72M1 was placed into service with the Czech military in small numbers, until the plant was shut down by allied bombing in 1999.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$313,435

D, G, AvG, A

750 kg

38 tons

4

16

Active/Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

142/99

30/20

1000+400

289

Trtd

T6

TF6 TS6 TR6 HF100 HS14 HR8

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+1

Basic

155mm L/45 Howitzer, NSV (C)

40x155mm, 300x12.7mm