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In Syria, ZPU-4 has been seen mounted on Sadko cars

On the GAZ-3308 "Sadko", located in the Syrian army, install various types of weapons - Nizhny Novgorod machines turned into a multiple launch rocket system, self-propelled artillery installations with various, including anti-aircraft guns, writes Messenger of Mordovia.

In Syria, ZPU-4 has been seen mounted on Sadko cars

According to Syrian sources, the most common option was with the 23-mm unit ZU-23-2. “However, such an artillery system during the shooting strongly shakes the car, and therefore the accuracy leaves much to be desired. The 14,5-mm installation ZPU-4 is more suitable, ”notes author Roman Katkov.

According to the information, the Sadko car with four KPV machine guns is found in the conflict zone more often - “the anti-aircraft system created more than 70 years ago serves as a kind of“ combat broom ”with a solid rate of fire up to 2200 shots per minute.”

At a distance of 2 km, the installation is capable of destroying not only the enemy's manpower, but also light armored vehicles, as well as jihad-mobil. According to the author, a bullet fired from this installation “can punch up to 50 mm of armor at a distance of half a kilometer.”

“This conflict is interesting because along with the latest technology, the old Soviet weapondemonstrating the greatest potential that has been laid by domestic designers. The machine gun veteran of the CPV is still the most powerful serial heavy machine gun, and so far there are no rivals in the world who could fight him, ”concludes the publication.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 22 September 2017 11: 58
    It seems to me that the author exaggerates the armor penetration of this weapon somewhat. At 100 meters 14.5 mm, the cartridge will penetrate 40 mm. On 300 - 35. So taught at the school. That is, 50 mm is a cherished dream. Well, at 2000 meters ... Maybe the armored car of Lenin "Austin Putilovets" and remembers a little ...
    1. The black
      The black 22 September 2017 12: 06
      It’s almost impossible to fight modern flyers, but for flocks of barmalei and their jeeps it’s the most ....
      1. Shura Sailors
        Shura Sailors 22 September 2017 12: 13
        So for that they created it. A simple proven chassis (and Sadko, as I understand it, "shishiga" in a new suit for the most part) + a system that has been tested over the years. So to say cheap and cheerful. What else is needed to fight the barmaley ?!
        1. Alexey Lesogor
          Alexey Lesogor 22 September 2017 15: 04
          Sadko and Shishigi have different chassis.
    2. Rusfaner
      Rusfaner 22 September 2017 12: 16
      In the GSVG in the 80th year, this “mechanism” dropped from the embankment from the embankment with a 500-meter hull, which was carried on it on a railroad cart as a target. Made him a "drushlag." Tortured then put back laughing
    3. CentDo
      CentDo 22 September 2017 12: 34
      You are right, 50 mm is too much. Yes, and 40 mm make their way only with the B-41, like, for the B-32, the indicators are even more modest.
    4. Maz
      Maz 22 September 2017 12: 57
      If you remember that the weight of the steering wheel is -64 grams, then the tachanka will easily stop the armored personnel carrier or infantry fighting vehicle. , and the tank from the ambush will demolish all the attachments and break the sights, break the radiators and completely knock down the dynamic protection.
      1. Fierce73
        Fierce73 22 September 2017 16: 05
        And there is also a bullet MDZ (instantaneous incendiary) which is like a small fragmentation incendiary shell. Very effective on light unarmoured "carts".
  2. 210ox
    210ox 22 September 2017 12: 01
    We are freeing the warehouses from old weapons ..
    1. Shura Sailors
      Shura Sailors 22 September 2017 12: 14
      In addition, with benefit
  3. gukoyan
    gukoyan 22 September 2017 12: 12
    "This conflict is interesting in that, along with the latest technology, the old Soviet weapons, which demonstrate the greatest potential, are also successfully used ..."

    Well, duck than the rich, the more happy .... They are not an option to scatter with khorches, all means are good, to be more precise.
  4. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 22 September 2017 12: 40
    Why not. Old does not mean bad.
    You can try such a system than jihadmobilize tanks from. Density of fire will allow to destroy lightly armored vehicles maneuvering at high speed. Yes, and in any way will be cheaper than a tank shot
  5. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 22 September 2017 14: 36
    airlikon from the bottom
  6. Say
    Say 22 September 2017 14: 55
    This chassis is rather weak for such a weapon ...
    ... it’s fit to carry the Urals.
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    1. Say
      Say 22 September 2017 17: 15
      And why do our troops recruits?
      No one to paint the grass?
  8. radiola
    radiola 22 September 2017 19: 56
    From the DShK 12.7 mm armor-piercing cartridge - they shot at the T-62 tank, from about 30 meters. At an angle of ~ 90 °, in the side of the tower. From a bullet - only the ass is visible, flush. KPVT BB cartridge - in BMP -2 - tears to pieces, with a break in armor. They counted bullets at point blank range, using beaten technique. I do not remember the brand of cartridges. There are many varieties of the bullet core: just red-hot steel (crumbles), with tungsten, ... A lot of rebound. In general, from 500 meters - you still need to manage to upgrade the 50 mm armor.

    1. Cossack 471
      Cossack 471 22 September 2017 21: 24
      About 2 years ago I drove home on m-4 Don. and these "Sadko" drove under their own power to Novorossiysk several hundred. it was a sight
    XXXIII 22 September 2017 21: 37
    So it’s min. Defense last year the sale was carried out by obsolete equipment, someone bought on the cheap .... laughing
  10. Bronevick
    Bronevick 23 September 2017 19: 27
    The normal thing is this.
  11. Firework
    Firework 23 September 2017 22: 16
    what a good weapon they did under Stalin in the 40s and fights in the 21st century!