ZA-35

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ZA-35
AB RB SB
8.3 8.3 8.3
Class:
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Purchase:580 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Rooikat ZA-35 is a rank VI British SPAA with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ixwa Strike".

General info

Survivability and armour

ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull25 / 25 / 20
Turret10 / 10 / 10
Crew3 people
Visibility84 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB131 / 48 km/h
RB and SB121 / 44 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
2 back
Weight26.5 t
Engine power
AB1 082 hp
RB and SB567 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB40.8 hp/t
RB and SB21.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 131 48 26.5 805 1082 30.38 40.83
Realistic 121 44 501 567 18.91 21.4

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB7 090 → 9 876 Sl icon.png
RB2 830 → 3 942 Sl icon.png
SB3 500 → 4 875 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications175 600 Rp icon.png
295 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training170 000 Sl icon.png
Experts580 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 120 / 160 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new wheels.png
Tires
Research:
9 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods new car suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
2 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement uk.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
35mm_kda_HE_ammo_pack
Research:
9 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
9 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
320 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
35mm_kda_APHEI_ammo_pack
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
540 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
12 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
400 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition460 rounds
Belt capacity230 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
1.3 → 1.0 s
Fire rate550 shots/min
Vertical guidance-8° / 85°
Main article: GA-35 (35 mm)

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

35 mm GA-35 (x2) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 460 (230) 550 -8°/+85° ±180° Two-plane __._ __._ __._ __._ __._ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __._ __._ __._ __._ __._

Ammunition

  • Default: API-T · HEI-T*
  • DM11A1: HEI-T* · HEI-T* · HEI-T* · API-T
  • DM13: API-T · API-T · API-T · HEI-T*
Penetration statistics
Belt Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Default 68 65 52 40 30 23
DM11A1 68 65 52 40 30 23
DM13 68 65 52 40 30 23

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
2 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Search and track radar
  • Rooikat chassis means good mobility
  • Tall radar mast allows the ZA-35 to track air targets while behind cover

Cons:

  • Super tall radar mast gives you away very quickly
  • Track radar is electro-optical and can lose track very quickly when it's obstructed by objects such as trees
  • No night vision devices
  • No APDS belts like similar twin KDA platforms
  • Turret is only 10 mm RHA with the commander and gunner sitting very close to each other, making .50 cals and even some 7.62 caliber MGs a death sentence.

History

The ZA-35 was a South African self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) variant of the Rooikat armoured car and designed in the 1990s. It was developed by Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR) and one prototype or possibly more was built before the project was cancelled. Had it entered production the ZA-35 would have served in a battery of three ZA-35 SPAAGs, one ZA-HVM surface-to-air missile launcher (also based on the Rooikat hull), and a local warning radar.[1]

The hull was a standard Rooikat hull but the turret was a completely new design by LEW. It has a crew of 3 with the driver in the hull and the commander and gunner in the turret. The armament consisted of two 35 mm M-35 automatic guns produced by Lyttleton Engineering. The guns have a rate of fire of 550 rounds per minute which is a 1,100 rpm combined rate of fire. Ammunition carried is of two types: HE-FRAG rounds for air targets and AP-I rounds for ground targets. A total of 920 rounds was carried in four belts of 230 rounds (two belts for each gun). The computerized fire control system (FCS) was linked to a fully stabilized gunner’s sight with an integrated laser rangefinder. An EDR 110 search and tracking radar was fitted for finding and tracking enemy aircraft, mounted on a mast that could be raised five meters in order to get the radar clear of obstacles low to the ground. The ZA-35 can effectively eliminate targets during both day and night conditions. The armour protects against small arms fire and shrapnel all around and 23 mm projectiles over the frontal arc. Propulsion is provided by a rear 563 horsepower engine, allowing the 34 tons vehicle to reach a speed of 120 km/h.[1][2]

Media

Videos

See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
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External links

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References


Britain anti-aircraft vehicles
Light AA Mk I · T17E2 · AEC AA · Crusader AA Mk II · Crusader AA Mk I · Falcon · Chieftain Marksman · ZA-35 · Stormer HVM