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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
The ZSU-57 is a rank III anti aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 4.0 in all modes. It was introduced in update 1.43 in October 2014.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.43]].
  
 
It is based on a SU-76M chassis with a special turret mounting the 37 mm 61-K mod. 1939 anti-aircraft cannon.
 
It is based on a SU-76M chassis with a special turret mounting the 37 mm 61-K mod. 1939 anti-aircraft cannon.
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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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'''Armour type:'''
 
'''Armour type:'''
  
*Rolled homogeneous armour (Gun shield)
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* Rolled homogeneous armour
  
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
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!Armour!!Front!!Sides!!Rear!!Roof
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! Armour !! Front !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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| Hull || 35 mm (60°) ''Front glacis'' <br> 45 mm (30°) ''Lower glacis'' <br> 60 mm (34-84°) ''Driver's port'' || 15 mm || 10 mm ''Top'' <br /> 15 mm (32°) ''Bottom'' || 6 mm
 
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|Hull||35 mm (60°) Upper glacis
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| Turret || 15 mm (16°) ''Turret front'' <br> 15 mm (0-12°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 15 mm (1-2°) || 8 mm || N/A
45 mm (31°) Lower glacis
 
|15 mm||10 mm||6 mm
 
 
|-
 
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|Turret||15 mm (16°)||15 mm||8 mm||N/A
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
'''Notes:'''
 
'''Notes:'''
  
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* Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
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* Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
 
* The turret has an armoured basket which is 10 mm thick
 
* The turret has an armoured basket which is 10 mm thick
* There is a gun shield which is 15 mm thick
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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!Weight (tons)
 
!Weight (tons)
! colspan="1" |Add-on Armor
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! colspan="1" |Add-on Armor<br>weight (tons)
weight (tons)
 
 
! colspan="1" |Max speed (km/h)
 
! colspan="1" |Max speed (km/h)
 
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|-
 
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|Arcade
 
|Arcade
|17.1
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|17.13
|20.1
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|20.08
 
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|Realistic/Simulator
 
|Realistic/Simulator
|10.5
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|10.49
|11,5
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|11.47
 
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|}
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''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 flexibilty 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: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. 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.''
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{{main|61-K (37 mm)}}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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! colspan="6" |[[61-K (37 mm)]]
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! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity each)
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! rowspan="1" |Fire rate <br>(shots/minute)
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! rowspan="1" |Vertical<br>guidance
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! rowspan="1" |Horizontal<br>guidance
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| colspan="3" |318 (5)||160||-5°/+85°||±180°
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! colspan="6" |Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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! style="width:4em" |Mode
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! style="width:4em" |Stock
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! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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|''Arcade''||30.7||43||__.__||__.__||__.__
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|''Realistic''|| 20.8 ||24.5||__.__||__.__||__.__
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! colspan="4" |Reloading rate (seconds)
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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| 1.3 ||__.__||__.__|| 1.0
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=== Machine guns ===
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== Usage in battles ==
''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft, but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.''
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== Usage in the 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 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 and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
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* Single 37 mm 61-K cannon is capable of completely destroying enemy aircraft with only one or two hits
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* Has reasonably better hull armour compared to other SPAA's with a similar battle rating
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* Reloading is extremely fast; can fire almost constantly until the ammo storage is completely empty
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* Armor-piercing belt's with 70 mm of penetration can be used to destroy light armoured ground vehicles if necessary and can even be used to destroy Shermans if fired at lower side armour
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
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* Crewmembers are very vulnerable to aircraft shooting from high angle due to opened top
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* Struggles in rough terrain and steering is very stiff due to low engine power
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* Turret has hardly any protection and barely manages to resist small-calibre machineguns
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* When aiming vertically, the turret has to turn to the direction first, then aim vertically; taking quite long before aiming at the final position
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* Turret rotation is somewhat sluggish
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* Prone to hull break
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== Encyclopedia Info ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
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=== In-game description ===
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Since tank divisions were facing greater losses from attacks by enemy assault aircraft, the decision was made to create a self-propelled anti-air mount based on light tanks. Work on the creation of a self-propelled installation based on the T-70 tank began in 1942. Two experimental models were released. Serious design flaws were uncovered during the testing phase.
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In December, 1943 the ZSU-37 SPG was built at Factory #38 under the management of M.N. Shukin. It was armed with a 37mm KB M.N. Loginov 61-K AA cannon. The vehicle was based on the SU-76M SPG, but instead of a combat cockpit they installed an open, rotating turret. An experimental model of the vehicle successfully underwent state-run testing and was recommended for serial production. However, due to production difficulties, serial production was moved to Factory #40 in Mytishchi.
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The vehicle’s design was enhanced at the new factory, and, after undergoing testing in October-November 1944, the vehicle began to be released serially. The vehicle was released in a small series of 75 units from 1945-1946. It was never used in combat.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
  
== Read also ==
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== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
  
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
  
''ETC.''
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== External links ==
 
 
== Sources ==
 
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{USSR anti-aircraft vehicles}}

Latest revision as of 07:09, 19 September 2019

ZSU-37
ussr_zsu_37.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/4.7BR
SPAAClass
5 peopleCrew
71 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
45 / 0 / 10Hull
15 / 15 / 8Turret
Mobility
12.2 tWeight
267 hp140 hpEngine power
22 hp/t12 hp/tSurface density
45 km/h forward
5 km/h back
42 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm 61-K cannonMain weapon
290 roundsAmmunition
1.0 / 1.3 sReload
5 roundsBelt capacity
160 shots/minFire rate
-5° / 85°Vertical guidance
Economy
46 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
170 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 200 / 2 853/1 220 / 1 582/2 370 / 3 073Repair
49 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
170 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
630 Ge icon.pngAces
160 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png

Description

The ZSU-37 is a rank IV Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.43.

It is based on a SU-76M chassis with a special turret mounting the 37 mm 61-K mod. 1939 anti-aircraft cannon.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 35 mm (60°) Front glacis
45 mm (30°) Lower glacis
60 mm (34-84°) Driver's port
15 mm 10 mm Top
15 mm (32°) Bottom
6 mm
Turret 15 mm (16°) Turret front
15 mm (0-12°) Gun mantlet
15 mm (1-2°) 8 mm N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 10 mm thick.
  • The turret has an armoured basket which is 10 mm thick

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
12.2 N/A 46 (AB)
42 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 209 245
Realistic/Simulator 128 140
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 17.13 20.08
Realistic/Simulator 10.49 11.47

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 61-K (37 mm)
61-K (37 mm)
Capacity (Belt capacity each) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
318 (5) 160 -5°/+85° ±180°
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 30.7 43 __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 20.8 24.5 __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
1.3 __.__ __.__ 1.0

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:

  • Single 37 mm 61-K cannon is capable of completely destroying enemy aircraft with only one or two hits
  • Has reasonably better hull armour compared to other SPAA's with a similar battle rating
  • Reloading is extremely fast; can fire almost constantly until the ammo storage is completely empty
  • Armor-piercing belt's with 70 mm of penetration can be used to destroy light armoured ground vehicles if necessary and can even be used to destroy Shermans if fired at lower side armour

Cons:

  • Crewmembers are very vulnerable to aircraft shooting from high angle due to opened top
  • Struggles in rough terrain and steering is very stiff due to low engine power
  • Turret has hardly any protection and barely manages to resist small-calibre machineguns
  • When aiming vertically, the turret has to turn to the direction first, then aim vertically; taking quite long before aiming at the final position
  • Turret rotation is somewhat sluggish
  • Prone to hull break

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).

In-game description

Since tank divisions were facing greater losses from attacks by enemy assault aircraft, the decision was made to create a self-propelled anti-air mount based on light tanks. Work on the creation of a self-propelled installation based on the T-70 tank began in 1942. Two experimental models were released. Serious design flaws were uncovered during the testing phase.

In December, 1943 the ZSU-37 SPG was built at Factory #38 under the management of M.N. Shukin. It was armed with a 37mm KB M.N. Loginov 61-K AA cannon. The vehicle was based on the SU-76M SPG, but instead of a combat cockpit they installed an open, rotating turret. An experimental model of the vehicle successfully underwent state-run testing and was recommended for serial production. However, due to production difficulties, serial production was moved to Factory #40 in Mytishchi.

The vehicle’s design was enhanced at the new factory, and, after undergoing testing in October-November 1944, the vehicle began to be released serially. The vehicle was released in a small series of 75 units from 1945-1946. It was never used in combat.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


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