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=== Additional armament ===
=== Additional armament ===

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The ZIS-42 is a Rank III Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 4.0. It was introduced in Update 1.65. A 37 mm cannon placed in an anti-aircraft turret on a ZiS-42M half-track chassis, the ZIS-43 was a prototype built in November 1942 which underwent testing but never entered production.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Structural Steel
  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Wood
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm 10 mm
Gun Shield 15 mm 10 mm N/A N/A


  • Due to the vehicle hurried construction, it is mostly a patchwork of 10mm steel plates welded onto the underlying chassis.
  • The turret crew have their heads visible from the front and sides. They are fully exposed in the rear and above.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor

weight (tons)

Max speed (km/h)
8.7 N/A 38(AB)
35 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 128 /
Realistic/Simulator 80 /
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 14.7 /
Realistic/Simulator 9.2 /


Main armament

61-K (37 mm)
Capacity (Belt capacity each) Fire rate






260 (5) 160 -5°/+85° ±180°
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 32 44 __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 21 25 __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
1.3 __.__ __.__ 1

Additional armament

Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.

Machine guns

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.

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

Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".




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 big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

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



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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.