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Lizards reanimated in Iraq will engage in the fight against ISIS

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Repaired mobile coupled 30-mm anti-aircraft guns will soon arrive in the Iraqi army, reports Messenger of Mordovia.


Lizards reanimated in Iraq will engage in the fight against ISIS


“This is a Czechoslovak wheeled armored vehicle Praga PLDvK vz. 53 / 59, which also had the designation "Jesterka" - "Lizard". This ZSU, developed in 50-ies, was supplied to the army of Iraq before the start of the Iran-Iraq war. During the fights on the front, “Lizards” were used both for ground and air targets ”, - writes the author of the article Roman Katkov.

After the war, all ZSUs left by the Iraqis were in a state of incapacity. However, not so long ago, repairmen started their resuscitation.



“Two rapid-fire (up to 150 rounds per barrel) guns with rather powerful shells can hit various, including armored targets such as armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, the author notes.

According to him, the "weight of the Lizard" - 10 300 kg, the initial velocity of the projectile - 1000 m / s, ammunition - 400 shells, the effective firing range - up to 2000 m. "

According to some sources, modern diesel engines are installed on the ZSU, which will significantly increase the mobility characteristics.

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  2. Amurets
    Amurets 23 May 2016 11: 29
    +1
    By age it’s already museum exhibits, but still fighting! Http: //modelist-konstruktor.com/bronekollekcziya/vtoraya-zhizn-zenitnoj-ya
    shhericzy
    Link to the full description of the lizard.
  3. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 23 May 2016 11: 35
    +5
    We saw a lot of photos with all sorts of combat wagons, but this serial model will eclipse and tear anyone. Anti-aircraft guns on ground targets --- it is always increased accuracy and rate of fire. good
  4. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 23 May 2016 11: 37
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    Booking would increase ...
  5. Yarik76
    Yarik76 23 May 2016 11: 39
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    Not understood ? Where are the American super duper air guns? Do not be ashamed 'gentlemen Iraqis to saw through museum exhibits ah!
  6. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 23 May 2016 11: 39
    +1
    Puffs from 53 years old, long-liver smile
  7. Verdun
    Verdun 23 May 2016 11: 44
    +2
    "Two rapid-firing (up to 150 rounds per minute per barrel) guns
    The highest rate of fire! It can be compared with the ZU-23-2, which has a rate of fire of 1000 rounds per barrel. And although good weapons were produced in Czechoslovakia, I am not sure that this one can be attributed to such. For lightly armored ground targets and manpower, this "Lizard" can of course be used. But the value as an anti-aircraft weapon is highly questionable.
    1. x.andvlad
      x.andvlad 23 May 2016 11: 53
      +8
      So for firing at ground targets, they were most likely resuscitated. And this use case is currently paying off. Properly selected OP with good cover, and there will be no price. Only have time to deliver ammunition.
  8. black
    black 23 May 2016 12: 16
    +2
    On bezrybe and "Lizard" beast.
  9. Evil 55
    Evil 55 23 May 2016 12: 41
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    Well, what, a very good "Lizard" ... Iraq is not up to frills at the moment, a self-propelled amphibian is also suitable ..
  10. vch62388
    vch62388 23 May 2016 12: 45
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    What's going on in the world? The leading countries (the USA, Russia (almost wrote "USSR")) are talking about the network-centric wars of the fifteenth generation, and the really belligerent peoples are rolling down to war chariots, ballistae, muskets, gun mounts, shooting gas cylinders stuffed with explosives ... On the next branch The question of firing a D-30 at aerial (!) targets is seriously discussed, the respected "Desert Falcons" are fighting on "jihad mobiles" (a pickup truck with a heavy machine gun, find 10 differences from a car ...). The ZSU is good on the ground, but the microscope is also heavy enough to drive screws.
  11. 31rus2
    31rus2 23 May 2016 13: 19
    +2
    Dear, this is only confirmation that the next war will be with spears and bows (just kidding), but seriously, why not, it would be possible to change the chassis this way, so they are not going to travel far, and as a means of protection and support it will even go
  12. dr. sem
    dr. sem 23 May 2016 15: 30
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    In general, there is a firm conviction that the Middle East has become a "landfill" for the disposal of military junk from the times of "Cold War No. 1". All the shooting junk there is collected from all over the world. And many more can be shamanized and thrown into the furnace of war. And, I will note, mainly from the USSR and the former OVD .... Competently. When everything is burned, the military-industrial complex around the world (where it is, of course) will rejoice, orders will tumble ...
  13. Ruby
    Ruby 23 May 2016 22: 58
    +1
    Quote: vch62388
    What's going on in the world? The leading countries (the USA, Russia (almost wrote "USSR")) are talking about the network-centric wars of the fifteenth generation, and the really belligerent peoples are rolling down to war chariots, ballistae, muskets, gun mounts, shooting gas cylinders stuffed with explosives ... On the next branch The question of firing a D-30 at aerial (!) targets is seriously discussed, the respected "Desert Falcons" are fighting on "jihad mobiles" (a pickup truck with a heavy machine gun, find 10 differences from a car ...). The ZSU is good on the ground, but the microscope is also heavy enough to drive screws.

    The normal phenomenon of total war. And it is precisely Iraq that is leading it now. In 41, the same thing happened with a lot of things, and the Lewis with whom Comrade Sukhov Abdulu drove the Shipka guns.
    Iraq is, so to speak, a miniature of a possible world total war, where the victory will be for those who can arrange the production of inexpensive and effective weapons in large quantities. Look at the history of the Second World War. The Germans made wonderful tanks. And the tiger and panther face to face in nine cases out of ten, and T34 and Sherman were given, but only Shermans and T34 were ten times more. I think if God does not start a war, then very quickly the world will slide to the point where our grandfathers fought. Since all Su27 and other F22 will end very quickly, and to produce a modern fighter is not so easy as the same IL2 or Mustang. This applies equally to tanks.
  14. spravochnik
    spravochnik 23 May 2016 23: 25
    0
    Judging by the photographs, they are not the original Czech 30-mm, but domestic 25-mm guns arr. 1940, or rather, the later twin version.
  15. Plato
    Plato 26 May 2016 11: 28
    0
    Such vehicles were in service in Yugoslavia. Used by all parties to the conflict in battle. In the absence of aviation, they fired mainly at ground targets. The effect is great. Carries buildings and light armored vehicles to pieces.