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ZIS-30 (SU105)

ZIS-30 (SU105) ZIS-30 (SU105)
includes two ZIS-30 Self-propelled Anti-tank guns with crew.

The ZIS-30 was amongst a handful of designs created by the Soviets as a stopgap measure in an attempt to stem the German tide after the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa. In August 1941 the design bureau at Gorky Factory no. 92 mounted the 57mm ZIS-2 gun onto the chassis of a Komsomolets artillery tractor. It proved a successful design and was quickly pressed into service.

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Operation Barbarossa began a struggle of epic proportions that would result in four years of bitter fighting between the Germans and Soviets.

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ZIS-30 (SU105) The new 57mm ZIS-2 anti-tank gun had excellent range and could penetrate up to 90mm of armour; more than sufficient to penetrate any tank the Germans could put in the field at the time. 

However, only about one hundred were made due to lack of Komsomolets and ZIS-2 guns. It was issued to the anti-tank brigades in October 1941.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

The ZIS-30 in Flames Of War
Name Mobility
Equipment and Notes
Awkward layout, Hull MG, Unreliable.
57mm ZIS-2 gun
Hull mounted, Volley fire.
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Awkward Layout
Some tank designs have such an awkward internal layout that it is difficult for the crew to fire on the move. In the Archer, for example, the gun recoils into the driver’s position, requiring them to vacate before firing.

Tank teams cannot shoot any weapons with Awkward Layout in their own Shooting Step if they move in the Movement Step. They may still shoot at Aircraft in the enemy’s Shooting Step (see page 181 of the rulebook).
ZIS-30 (SU105) ZIS-30 (SU105)
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.
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Hull-mounted Guns
Some tanks mount weapons in the front of the hull instead of in a turret to save weight or to make them easier to produce.

A hull-mounted weapon mounted in the front of a vehicle has a 180-degree Field of Fire covering everything in front of a line drawn across the front of the vehicle. If the weapon is mounted at the rear of the vehicle, the Field of Fire covers everything to the rear of a line drawn across the rear of the vehicle.
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Volley Fire
When the advancing Soviet army came across a German strongpoint, assault guns and artillery batteries stopped to blast it using a massive centralised volley.

If they did not move in the Movement Step, Gun teams and Turretless Tank teams (such as the SU-76, SU-122, and ISU series) may re-roll failed rolls To Hit when shooting, provided the easiest team to hit in the target platoon is within 16”/40cm.

It takes time to build up the volume of fire that Soviet gunners prefer, making it impossible to use volley fire tactics effectively in a hastily-organised ambush.

The Volley Fire rule does not apply to vehicle machineguns, HMG teams or any Anti-aircraft weapon, nor when firing Artillery Bombardments, in Defensive Fire, or conducting an Ambush or Ambuscade.
ZIS-30 (SU105)

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