BTR-ZD

Notes: This is a BTR-D topped with a turret containing a ZU-23-2 antiaircraft gun setup. It is designed for local air defense and fire support for airborne and naval infantry units. The turret is open-topped and only has a frontal gun shield. It is not normally found outside of Russian, Polish, and Czech units, though a few were supplied to Iraq before the war.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$70,376

D, A

600 kg

11 tons

4

4

Active/Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

164/115

38/27/7

300

88

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS0 TR0 HF8 HS4 HR4

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+2

Basic

ZU-23-2 Twin 23mm Autocannon, 2xPKT (Bow)

1120x23mm, 2000x7.62mm

SA-4 Ganef ADA

Notes: The Russian designation of this system is the ZRD-SD. It is used by that country and by Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland. It stretches the limits of the designation "tactical" due to its size, but is used in that role. The complete system includes the launcher described below; a radar vehicle also described below, and Ural-375 trucks for resupply. The radar vehicles are essential; the firing vehicle has no radar or guidance equipment for the missiles. The Long Track tracking radar unit is based on an AT-T chassis, while the Pat Hand fire control radar is based on the same chassis as the Ganef.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Firing Unit

$270,039

D, A

400 kg

30 tons

5

16

Active/Passive IR

Shielded

Long Track Radar Unit

$257,092

D, A

400 kg

27.75 tons

5

14

Headlights

Shielded

Pat Hand Radar Unit

$73,013

D, A

400 kg

30 tons

5

13

Active/Passive IR

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

Firing Unit

139/97

32/23

850

153

Trtd

T6

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF6 HS4 HR4

Long Track Radar Unit

70/49

17/12

1415

82

CiH

T4

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF2 HS2 HR2

Pat Hand Radar Unit

134/94

31/22

850

146

CiH

T6

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF6 HS4 HR4

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Firing Unit

+3

None

Twin SA-4 Launcher

2xSA-4 SAMs

Radar Units

None

None

PKT (C)

1000x7.62mm

SA-6 Gainful

Notes: This Russian SAM vehicle is known as the ZRK-SD Kub in Russian service. (The export version is called the Kvadrat, but is identical.) Two versions exist; the standard SA-6 consists of a radar vehicle and one or more launcher vehicles, while the SA-6b does not require a separate radar vehicle. Reloads are carried by modified Zil-131 trucks. It is also a large missile for a tactical deployment, though not as large as the SA-4. The standard SA-6 vehicle requires a radar vehicle, as it does not carry tracking equipment of its own. This system is used by a variety of countries, including Russia, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Iraq, Libya, Poland, Romania, Syria, Tanzania, Vietnam, Yemen, and Yugoslavia. The SA-6b version is primarily used by members of the Warsaw Pact and Syria.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

SA-6a

$129,983

D, A

400 kg

14 tons

3

10

Active/Passive IR

Enclosed

SA-6b

$149,987

D, A

400 kg

14.25 tons

4

11

Radar, Passive IR

Enclosed

Straight Flush Radar Vehicle

$96,106

D, A

400 kg

13.95 tons

3

10

Radar, Active/Passive IR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

SA-6a

137/96

32/22

250

70

Trtd

T4

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF3 HS2 HR2

SA-6b

135/95

32/22

250

70

Trtd

T4

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF3 HS2 HR2

Straight Flush Radar Vehicle

132/92

31/22

250

70

CiH

T4

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF3 HS2 HR2

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

SA-6a/b

+3

None

Triple SA-6 Launcher

3xSA-6 SAMs

Straight Flush Radar Vehicle

None

None

PKT (C)

1000x7.62mm

SA-13 ADA

Notes: The SA-13 ADA is a tracked, armored, surface-to-air missile system. It carries the SA-13 SAM on an MTLB chassis. The missiles are carried on the top of the vehicle in erectable launcher rails. Some versions have a radar link to an air defense radar. The layout is the same as the MTLB except for the hatches on the rear deck. This vehicle is used by Russia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, India, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Poland, and Syria.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$176,817

D, A

2 tons

12.08 tons

4

8

Radar, Active IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

146/102

34/34/4

450

83

Trtd

T3

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF4 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

Quadruple SA-13 launcher, PKT (C)

8xSA-13 SAMs, 750x7.62mm

SA-15

Notes: This is a newer Russian-made air defense vehicle used by Russia and in small numbers by China (perhaps 15 in all by that country). The vehicle has the missiles and radar contained within it for a self-contained system. The radar can track 48 targets at once and can guide missiles to two targets simultaneously, with tracking range out to 25 km. The SA-15 (known as the ZRK Tor to the Russians) is normally accompanied by one or more resupply vehicles on the same chassis carrying 16 missiles each and a crane for reloading. The chassis is the same as the ZSO-30-4.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$246,224

D, A

600 kg

34 tons

3

15

Radar, Image Intensification

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

151/106

35/25

880

271

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF3 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+3

None

8xSA-15 SAM Launchers

8xSA-15 SAMs

ZSU-23-4

Notes: The Shilka, as it is known to the Russians, is one of the most common self-propelled antiaircraft gun systems in the world, being used by over 25 countries in its 35-year history. The chassis is shared by the BTR-50, PT-76, and SA-6 systems. Despite itís replacement in many countries by the later 2S6M, the Shilka was still preferred by many crews due to the massive volume of firepower it could produce, against air as well as ground targets. The turret is known for its fast traverse rate and it was one of the first self-propelled antiaircraft guns to have radar direction for its weapons. It is also equipped with a land navigation system that greatly helps finding remote places. NATO soldiers often refer to this weapon as the "Zoo-23."

Starting in 1995, at first as an experiment, but later as a standard modification, ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" self-propelled antiaircraft guns were modified by adding a 3-round launcher for SA-16 surface-to-air missiles above the turret. The missiles are aimed and launched from within the turret. No reloads are carried within the vehicle, though often crates were carried on the rear deck or slung from the sides of the vehicle in the field.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

ZSU-23-4

$154,659

D, A

800 kg

20.5 tons

4

9

Radar, Active IR

Enclosed

ZSU-23-4 Without Radar

$125,989

D, A

800 kg

20.87 tons

4

8

Passive IR, Image Intensification

Enclosed

ZSU-23-4 Upgrade

$191,251

D, A

800 kg

20.53 tons

4

10

Radar, Passive IR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

ZSU-23-4

111/78

26/18

250

74

Trtd

T3

TF4 TS4 TR4 HF5 HS3 HR3

ZSU-23-4 Without Radar

117/82

27/19

250

82

Trtd

T3

TF4 TS4 TR4 HF5 HS3 HR3

ZSU-23-4 Upgrade

116/82

27/19

250

80

Trtd

T3

TF4 TS4 TR4 HF5 HS3 HR3

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

ZSU-23-4

+2

Fair

4x23mm Autocannons

2000x23mm

ZSU-23-4 Without Radar

+2

Fair

4x23mm Autocannons

4000x23mm

ZSU-23-2 Upgrade

+3

Fair

4x23mm Autocannons, 3xSA-16 Launchers

2000x23mm, 3xSA-16 SAMs

ZSU-57-2

Notes: This is an older anti-aircraft system consisting of twin 57mm S-60 autocannons mounted on a lightened T-55 chassis, distinguished by its four roadwheels instead of five. The turret is open-topped and enlarged to accommodate the gun system. There is a driverís hatch on the left front deck, and he is the only member of the crew to have complete armor protection.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$196,826

D, A

500 kg

28 tons

6

11

Active IR (Driver only)

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

146/102

34/24

812+280

154

Trtd

T4

TF10 TS10 TR8 HF12 HS8 HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

Twin 57mm S-60 Autocannons

316x57mm