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April 1, 2005, 03:02 PM
Hi everyone,
Does anyone know where to find info on ZSU polish machinegun?
the only thing I know that it's caliber is 14.5 mm, and the type might be ZSU-33.
(Any site or info would be apprechiated)
The google didn't find anything.

max popenker
April 5, 2005, 08:52 AM
ZSU in original Russian transcription means "Zenitnaya Samohodnaya Ustanovka", or Self-propelled AA mount.
In this guise, the smallest caliber was 23mm (the famous ZSU-23 with quad 23mm cannons), and with bigger twin systems in 37mm and 57mm, all on tracked chassis

The 14.5mm mounts, single, twin and quad, were known as ZU ("Zenitnaya Ustanovka" - AA mount). The variations of ZU theme were made in USSR, Poland, China and probably some other countries - all were based on the same KPV Vladimirov 14.5mm heavy machine gun (except the most recent Chinese ones, which are built on domestic designs).

April 6, 2005, 08:14 AM
Here's some information and pictures