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ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)

ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04) ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)
includes two ZSU-57-2 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft guns, one Arab head sprue suitable for Fate Of A Nation, one North Vietnamese head sprue suitable for Tour Of Duty & four Rare earth magnets.

The ZSU-57-2 was a Soviet-built self-propelled anti-aircraft gun that first came into service with the Red Army in 1955. The acronym ZSU stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka, which when translated means anti-aircraft self-propelled mount; 57 designates the calibre of the weapons and 2 states the number of gun barrels.

Built on the chassis of the T-54 tank, the twin S-68 57mm cannons were mounted in an open-topped turret which only offered the crew inside a minimum level of armour protection.

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Fate Of A Nation
The fate of a nation hangs in the balance. Israel cannot lose even a single battle. One defeat would mean the destruction of the tiny Jewish state. Not waiting to be attacked by the Arab forces massing on its borders, Israel strikes first.

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Fate Of A Nation
ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)
Manned by a crew of six (driver, commander, gunner, dedicated sight adjuster and a pair of loaders), the ZSU-57-2 was limited to only engaging aircraft that the crew could actually see. Once an aircraft was spotted, the sight adjuster had to correctly calibrate the gun sight before the target could be engaged, making the vehicle virtually useless during night-time operations.

Like other Soviet vehicles of the period, the ZSU-57-2 was exported to countries outside of the Soviet Union. These included nations of the Warsaw Pact, North Korea, North Vietnam and counties in the Middle-East including the United Arab Republic, who placed an order for 100 vehicles in 1960.

Despite its poor performance in both the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, its high rate of fire was not only deadly to aircraft, but the high-velocity rounds could easily punch through lightly armoured vehicles.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies

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The ZSU-57-2 in Fate Of A Nation
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ZSU-57-2 Standard Tank 1 1 0  
Twin S-68 57mm 32"/80cm 5 11 4+ Anti-aircraft.
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Anti-Aircraft: Who Can Shoot
Shooting at aircraft requires a special anti-aircraft mounting to allow the weapon to shoot at high angles and rotate rapidly to track fast-moving aircraft.


Only weapons with the Anti-aircraft, Heavy Anti-aircraft, or Self-defence Anti-aircraft attribute can fire at Aircraft. Anti-aircraft weapons that are still being towed by or carried as Passengers in Transport vehicles cannot shoot at Aircraft.

Anti-aircraft weapons must have a Line of Sight and be within Range to shoot at Aircraft.

Any teams that shoot at Aircraft can’t move At the Double, Dig In, Shoot or Assault in their next turn.

Any weapons (other than Self-defence Anti-aircraft weapons) that shoot at Aircraft cannot conduct Defensive Fire if assaulted later in this turn.
ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04) ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)
The ZSU-57-2 anti-aircraft tank is the chassis of a T-54 battle tank mounting twin 57mm anti-aircraft guns in an open-topped turret. Its rate of fire makes it deadly to aircraft and helicopters, while its high-velocity, long-barrelled guns punch through light armour with ease.
ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04) ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)
Suitable For Tour Of Duty
The contents of this box set can also be used for North Vietnamese forces featured in Tour Of Duty. It includes a head sprue to represent United Arab Republic crew as well as North Vietnamese crew. 
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The ZSU-57-2 Sweep The Skies Of Enemy Aircraft
ZSU-57-2 (AARBX04)


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront