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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.
Survivability and armour
- Structural Steel
- Rolled homogeneous armour
|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.
|Weight (tons)||Add-on Armor
|Max speed (km/h)|
|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|61-K (37 mm)|
|Capacity (Belt capacity each)||Fire rate
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
Usage in the battles
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