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General characteristics
3 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
0 / 0 / 0Hull
0 / 0 / 0Turret
3.0 tWeight
109 hp57 hpEngine power
37 hp/t19 hp/tSurface density
48 km/h forward
6 km/h back
44 km/h forward
5 km/h back
12.7 mm DShK machine gunMain weapon
1 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
50 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
-4° / 45°Vertical guidance
-110° / 110°Horizontal guidance
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png190 / 246/60 / 77/100 / 129Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the SPAA vehicle GAZ-AAA (DShK). For the version equipped with 7.62 mm Maxims, see GAZ-AAA (4M).


The GAZ-AAA (DShK) is a rank I Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.63 "Desert Hunters".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armorweight (tons) Max speed (km/h)
3.0 N/A 48.2 (AB)
44.9 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 81 100
Realistic/Simulator 50 57
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 27 33.3
Realistic/Simulator 16.6 19


Main armament

12.7 mm DShK
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate






1000 (50) 600 -4°/+45° ±360°
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 42.7 _.__ _.__ __._ __._
Realistic 24.5 _.__ _.__ __._ __._
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
10.4 9.20 8.48 8.00

Usage in battles

Potentially the most challenging SPAA to use in the game, due to the machine gun's low rate of fire makes it relatively ineffective against aircraft, however, it can work in part as a basic tank destroyer and support vehicle.

The key will be to stick to your team and take out the crew of an enemy tank and then let the dedicated tanks finish them off with their harder-hitting rounds. just remember this only works on all but the most lightly armoured targets, such as other SPAA, early Russian tanks and the side of some American tanks, this works best when your vehicle is down-tiered and not the other way around.

Pros and cons


  • Weapon has increased penetration compared to the preceding GAZ-AAA (4M)


  • Limited magazine of 50 means the armament has to frequently reload
  • Russian 12.7 AP is still notably inferior to the American equivalent
  • Vehicle armament consists of only a single 600 RPM machine gun
  • No armour, can easily be destroyed by 30 calibre machine guns
  • Gunner can't swivel around 360 degrees horizontally
  • Limited vertical traverse
  • Will struggle to eliminate passing aircraft due to a low volume of fire
  • Arguably worse as an SPAA than the GAZ-AAA (4M)


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See also

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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 · ▂Type 65 · ZSU-57-2 · ZSU-23-4 · ZPRK 2S6