LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 (USA)

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▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2
General characteristics
5 peopleCrew
167 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
12 / 6 / 6Hull
38 / 25 / 25Turret
18.4 tWeight
477 hp250 hpEngine power
25.9 hp/t13.6 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
44 km/h forward
6 km/h back
40 km/h forward
5 km/h back
57 mm ZIS-2 cannonMain weapon
76 roundsAmmunition
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-5° / 15°Vertical guidance
-25° / 25°Horizontal guidance
3000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Sl icon.png1030 / 1274/980 / 1212/620 / 766Repair
3000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
60 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png30 % Sl icon.png


The ▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 is a gift rank II American SPG with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced the winter holiday event of 2016.

Being based off the LVT(A)(1) with the difference of a new turret that hosts a soviet zis gun, offering much more firepower compared to its counterpart.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Machine gun shield)
Armour Front (Slope angle°) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12.7 mm (31°) Front plate

6.35 mm (83-84°) Upper glacis 6.35 mm (41-81°) Lower glacis||6.35 mm (11-51°) Top 6.35 + 6.35 mm Bottom

6.35 mm (0-62°) 6.35 mm
Turret 38 mm (10°) Turret front

5 mm (1-81°) Gun mantlet

25 mm 25 mm N/A


  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Front hull has flat armour area where driver & co-driver sits.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor

weight (tons)

Max speed (km/h)
14.9 N/A 44 (AB)
40 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 387 477
Realistic/Simulator 221 250
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 25.97 32.01
Realistic/Simulator 14.83 16.78


Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

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Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons


  • Very fast and manoeuvrable on most terrain
  • Five crew members
  • The main gun is very powerful at its BR, will have no problem penning tanks at its battle rating
  • Great gun depression at the side and front
  • Well-armed turret can lead to some shells bouncing
  • Amphibious
  • Most of the interior is empty space meaning that most tanks will need a few shots to knock out this tank


  • Huge tank = Huge target
  • Very thin hull, will be penned by any main armament and secondary guns like .50 calibre machine guns
  • The crew in the turret are very close together, meaning they'll be taken out in a single shot


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Read also

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USA tank destroyers
Early projects  M3 GMC · M8 HMC · M8A1
Based on M4  M10 GMC · M36 GMC
M18  M18 GMC · M18 "Black Cat" · Super Hellcat
T95  T28 · T95
China  ▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2
Post-war  M50 · M56 · T114 · M901 · ADATS · M1128

Winter events
2019  Operation F.R.O.S.T.
Pilot stars  TIS MA · J6K1
Tanker stars  QF 3.7 Ram · Merkava Mk.2B
Sailor stars  94 ft PT-811 · Type 1924 Jaguar
2018  Festive Quest
Pilot stars  M.B.152C1 · Fw 190 C
Tanker stars  SU-85A · T30
Christmas Lights  P-43A-1 · Comet I "Iron Duke IV"
2017  Festive Quest
Pilot christmas toys  P-40C · NC.900
Tanker christmas toys  AEC Mk II · Ersatz M10
Christmas Lights  Fw 189 A-1 · KV-2 (1940)
2016  Winter Holiday
Pilot stages  Ki-21-I hei · Me 262 A-2a
Tanker stages  ▃LVT(A)(4) ZIS-2 · ▂Type 62
2015  War Thunder Fulfills Your Wishes!
Pilot reward  ▂P-63C-5
Tanker reward  VK 45.01 (P)
2014  Holiday War Thunder Marathon!
Pilot reward  I-301
Tanker reward  M8A1
2013  Winter Magic!
Rewards  TB-3M-17-32 · XF5F