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ZSU-23-4
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No: 3112   Contributor: Alex Drennan   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: MMZ (Mytishchi Engineering Works)   Country: England
ZSU-23-4

The ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" is a lightly armored, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system (SPAAG). ZSU stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount". The "23" signifies the bore diameter in millimeters. The "4" signifies the number of gun barrels. It is named after the Russian Shilka River. Polish soldiers nicknamed it maszyna do szycia (sewing machine) due to the sound of firing guns and because the similarity of name "Shilka" and Polish word "szyć" (to sew). It is also referred to by its nickname of "Zeus".

IWM DUXFORD 30th Aug 2010.

See picture #1745 for more info on the Shilka.
Picture added on 24 October 2010 at 16:54
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Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England, United Kingdom
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