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ZPRK 2S6 "Tunguska"
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
341 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
9 / 9 / 9Hull
0 / 9 / 9Turret
34 tWeight
1355 hp710 hpEngine power
39.9 hp/t20.9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
71 km/h forward
71 km/h back
65 km/h forward
65 km/h back
390000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1020000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8980 / 13173/4200 / 6161/7560 / 11090Repair
290000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1020000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage ZPRK 2S6.jpg

The ZPRK 2S6 "Tunguska" is a rank VII Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 9 mm 9 mm Top
9 mm Bottom
9 mm 9 mm
Turret 9 - 15 mm Turret front
10 mm Gun mantlet
9 - 8 mm 9 mm 9 mm
Cupola 9 mm 9 mm 9 mm 9 mm


The ZPRK 2S6 armour consists of 9 mm rolled homogeneous plates for the hull and turret. Although mostly flat surfaces, it's armour can be angled to provide an average of 30mm of effective thickness which can protect against .50 cal machine guns in most places of the hull. The turret is extremely vulnerable to all types of fire at any angle.

The crew consists a commander, gunner, loader, and driver. Three out of the four crew members are situated in the turret sitting right next to each other. This makes the ZPRK 2S6 extremely prone to destroyed by "crew knocked out" if hit in the turret.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 71 71 34 1,008 1355 29.65 39.85
Realistic 65 65 628 710 18.47 20.88

The ZPRK 2S6 provides good mobility with its 710 horsepower ChTZ V-46-2s1 engine allowing for a max speed of 65 km/h in ideal conditions. Under realistic testing conditions it tops around 37 km/h in flat grassy areas. This is the same with its reverse speed.


Main armament

Main article: 2A38 (30 mm)
30 mm 2A38 (x4) 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 1,936 (484) 1,250 -9°/+85° ±180° Two-plane 70.45 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 5.2 _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 47.60 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__


  • Default: HEF-I* · AP-T
  • 30 mm HE: HEF-I* · HEF-T* · HEF-I* · AP-T
  • 30 mm APT: AP-T · AP-T · AP-T · HEF-I*
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 65 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm HE 65 62 50 38 29 22
30 mm APT 65 62 50 38 29 22

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the ZPRK 2S6
rack empty
1 (+1) No

Additional armament

Main articles: 9M311, 9M311-1M
9M311 or 9M311-1M missile
Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer
8 0°/+85° N/A N/A


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
9M311 SAM 39 39 39 39 39 39
9M311-1M SAM 39 39 39 39 39 39
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
9M311 SAM 900 8,000 41.6 N/A N/A 4,620
9M311-1M SAM 900 10,000 42.0 N/A N/A 4,620

Ammo racks

rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
8 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __


Main article: 1RL144

The ZPRK 2S6 Tunguska is equipped with a 1RL144 search and separate tracking radar; with the search radar mounted on top of the turret at the rear and the tracking radar located at the front of the the turret. The radar system is capable of tracking a target while scanning, but can only track targets within a 180° arc from the front of the turret.

1RL144 - Target Detection Radar
Max Azimuth
Scan Angle
Max Elevation
Scan Angle
relative speed
20,000 m 500 m 360°  ??? 10 m/s (36 km/h)
1RL144 - Target Tracking Radar
Azimuth Tracking
Elevation Tracking
target speed
16,000 m 75 m ±90° -15°/+87° 15 m/s (54 km/h)

Usage in battles

The ZPRK 2S6 Tunguska can excel in many different ways. Traditionally it can take down aircraft with ease no matter how far or how close they may be with its excellent combined power of the very fast firing quad 30mm autocannons and the highly agile SAMs it has in its disposal. however, if need be the Tunguska can be an excellent flanking or support vehicle by ripping apart enemy gun barrels or tracks which would disable them for your allies to finish off. of course with the AP-T belt, the Tunguska can rip apart enemy tanks/MBTs from the side or rear with relatively good shrapnel (for a 30mm) and range (as it is an AP-T belt). This makes the Tunguska very versatile in combat despite being labelled as an SPAAG. However, it's best to keep in mind that you have very little armour and you are a relatively large target which means you are very fragile in direct combat/brawls especially with artillery around you. So being careful and selective of how you should play during a specific time is essential


Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive 30 mm HE
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire 30 mm APT
III Filters NVD Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine 2S6M1 Artillery Support

The module 2S6M1 unlockable after the module NVD will switch NVD in the gun sight with Thermal gun sight, this makes it better to be able to spot enemy aircraft at longer ranges.

Pros and cons


  • Excellent armament - a pair of very strong and rapidly firing dual 30 mm guns, as well as a whopping eight surface-to-air missiles (SAM)
  • Fast and agile SAMs allow for hitting targets moving at an extreme angle and speed
  • Fantastic radar - both the coverage and its update speed are among the best in the game
  • Can easily disable or destroy light tanks, even MBTs can be knocked out at short or medium ranges by hitting its sides or frontal weak spots
  • Fantastic reverse speed, allowing peeking out for a burst then reversing into cover
  • Hydropneumatic suspension system, the suspension clearance is able to be increased and decreased to help take cover (if the keys are bound)


  • Virtually no armour - not getting hit is of utmost importance
  • High profile, as well as a very visible radar dish when it's spinning
  • Very recognizable firing sound, an enormous streak of tracers even with the shortest of bursts, and a large plume of smoke for each launcher missile draws attention
  • Poor crew placement, a single shot may very well incapacitate most of, if not all, of your crew
  • Low ammo count, using the cannons liberally is not recommended


Although the ZSU-23-4 Shilka had successfully proven its capabilities in the numerous conflicts it took part in, its shortcomings were ever increasingly coming to light as well. While faster and more capable aircraft and helicopters were being developed, the Shilka was quickly becoming obsolete, with its very short engagement range and radar detection limiting its AA capabilities greatly.

Thus, in 1970, Soviet engineers began developing a replacement for the venerable Shilka. The new vehicle, codenamed "Tunguska", was designed with a pair of 30mm autocannons coupled to advanced tracking and targeting systems. In addition, the decision was made to also install surface-to-air guided missiles, as the targeting systems for both cannons and missiles turned out to be conveniently very similar, and was expected to greatly bolster the capabilities of the Tunguska.

By 1973, the Tunguska was considered ready. In the mid '70s, however, with the introduction of a Soviet mobile missile-only AA unit, which performed a similar role as the Tunguska, further development and production of the Tunguska was put in question. In the end, realizing the greater flexibility and potential of the Tunguska design, further development and production was approved.

A pre-production batch left the factory floor in 1976 for army trials. After a long series of tests, the Tunguska was officially commissioned into service with the Soviet Army in September 1982. The vehicle was continuously being improved upon, with subsequent newer variants being developed during the 1990s and 2000s.

The Tunguska served initially with the Soviet armed forces, although it was passed on to the militaries of the Soviet Union's successor states after its collapse in the late 1980s. Thus, modernized versions of the Tunguska continue to serve with the Russian armed forces today as well as the armies of Belarus and Ukraine. The Tunguska also sees service with other nations around the world, such as Yemen, India, Morocco and some others.

- From Devblog



See also

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External links

USSR anti-aircraft vehicles
Based on trucks  GAZ-AAA (4M) · GAZ-AAA (DShK) · BTR-152A · GAZ-MM (72-K) · ZiS-12 (94-KM) · ZiS-43
Other  ZUT-37 · ZSU-37 · ▂Phòng không T-34 · ZSU-57-2 · ZSU-23-4 · ZPRK 2S6