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Data sheet The Zsu 23/4 'shilka'

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  1. Pretorian United Kingdom

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    The ZSu 23-4 'Shilka'

    The Shilka was developed to provide motorised rifle Regiments from low level aerial threats and would normally operate as a pair. It had a RPK-2 'Gun Dish'radar that could pick up targets 20Km (12 miles) away and it's computer automatically locked the guns onto its target. Acquisition took approximately 20-30 seconds. The Shilka can also be used in the ground support role with radar removed and has proven successful in Russia's conflicts in Afghanistan and Chechnya.

    The ZSU 23-4 Shilka was also known as the Shilka AWL and approximately 7000 -8000 were produced. The system is still widely used by some 30 countries wordwide.

    The system is fitted to a fully tracked chassis with a power operated turret armed with 4 23 mm water cooled cannon with a cyclic rate of 800 to 1000 rounds per barrel per minute.

    ZSu 23-4 'Shilka' in action

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    More recently companies have upgraded the Shilka to extend its operational life by improving electronics, installing digital systems and mounting pods of fire and forget surface to air missiles.


    This is a brief synopsis of the ZSU 23-4 so if you wish to add detail please use the comments box at the foot of the page. Many thanks
     
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