ZSU-37-2

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ZSU-37-2
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ZSU-37-2
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 ZSU-37-2 is a rank VI Soviet SPAA with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Hot Tracks".

General info

Survivability and armour

Hull break
Low structural strength makes the vehicle susceptible to serious damage
Armourfront / side / back
Hull9 / 9 / 9
Turret9 / 9 / 9
Crew4 people
Visibility88 %

Sharing the same hull of the SU-100P, the hull is protected enough for heavy machine gun fire but lacks protection against everything else. However, the turret is barely armoured for low calibre machine gun fire (with only 8.9mm of thickness), it has little survivability against everything it will face and will hullbreak with all CE ammunition (HEAT, ATGM, HE, etc)

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 9.4 mm (72°) 9.4 mm Top
9.4 mm Bottom
9.4 mm 9.4 mm
Turret 8.9 mm Turret front
8.9 mm Gun mantlet
8.9 mm 8.9 mm 8.9 mm

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB70 / 26 km/h
RB and SB65 / 24 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
2 back
Weight25.5 t
Engine power
AB763 hp
RB and SB400 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB29.9 hp/t
RB and SB15.7 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 70 26 25.5 568 763 22.27 29.92
Realistic 65 24 354 400 13.88 15.69

Since it is mounted on the SU-100P chassis, it has good mobility with a top speed of 70 km/h on a flat road capable of getting you into good firing positons early-on in the battle.

It does benefit from neutral steering when idling but not while on the move (the unsolicited track just locks, making it more difficult to turn as you lose speed).

The reverse speed is good enough to enable you to disengage easily and play peek-a-boo with the enemy.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 720 → 4 787 Sl icon.png
RB2 910 → 3 745 Sl icon.png
SB2 600 → 3 346 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications175 600 Rp icon.png
293 000 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
110 / 110 / 120 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
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37mm_ussr_61K_HE_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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37mm_ussr_61K_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
25 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
31 000 Sl icon.png
590 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

2 x 37 mm 2А11 cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition540 rounds
Belt capacity270 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Fire rate501 shots/min
Vertical guidance-3° / 87°
Main article: 2A11 (37 mm)

This tank has access to a double mount of Shipunov 2A11 30 mm autocannon, a very versatile weapon, considering its vertical guidance, traverse speed, and selection of ammo belts. It is similar to the one seen on the BMP-2. Due to being double mount, it has an RPM of 1,000. It is devastating against both aircraft and ground vehicles even with the standard AP round. It does not get access to APDS belts like on the 2A45 30 mm autocannon but the AP belts are more than enough to disable and destroy modules from all angles as well as destroy enemy tanks from the sides.

37 mm 2A11 (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 540 (270) 500 -3°/+87° ±180° Two-plane - - 88.8 98.2 104.5 - 5.75 5.30 5.00
Realistic - - 51.0 56.4 60.0

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · HEFI-T*
  • UO-167: HEFI-T*
  • BR-167: AP-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 85 82 69 55 45 36
UO-167 3 3 3 3 3 3
BR-167 85 82 69 55 45 36
Belt details
Belt Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
UO-167 HEFI-T* 1,000 0.74 0 0.1 34 79° 80° 81°
BR-167 AP-T 1,000 0.76 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the ZSU-37-2
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
2 (+2) No

Usage in battles

The ZSU-37-2 should be played entirely as an AA vehicle. Do not go tank hunting in this vehicle, as you do not have the armour. Focus on keeping the skies clear, something that this vehicle does very well. A high rate of fire and very fast turret traverse means that you should be able to target and destroy even the fastest jets.

You have a high ammo count with this vehicle, meaning that you can afford to find a good spot away from the main fight in order to pick off enemy planes. Unless you need to reload your ammo, avoid capture points. They are usually the hub of most of the fighting and going to them will put you in the firing line.

While it is fully enclosed, the ZSU-37-2 has armour which makes the M18 Hellcat look like a heavy tank. Even 7.62 mm machine guns stand a fair chance of penetrating this vehicle. This makes you a primary target for aircraft, which are usually armed with cannons or high penetration machine guns and will easily take you out.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High rate of fire: allows for area saturation
  • Relatively high top speed
  • High ammo count
  • Fast turret traverse
  • Can penetrate most vehicles from the side
  • Radar-assisted fire control

Cons:

  • Thin armour: aircraft cannons will cause severe damage
  • Radar has very low scan speed

History

The ZSU-37-2 was the long range counterpart of the ZSU-23-4, it entered development at the same time the ZSU-23-4 did and each one fullfilled different roles. It was developed by Uralmashzavod based on the SU-100P chassis designated Object 119. The ZSU-37-2 was meant to counter targets at 3km. A single prototype vehicle was built and was tested on December 1960, both ZSU-23-4 and ZSU-37-2 were accepted for service. It never saw service as the ZSU-23-4 was preferred as an SPAA

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

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 · ZSU-37-2 · ZPRK 2S6