ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description

 
 
ZPU-2 Anti-aircraft twin guns 14.5 mm
 
 
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
 
 
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Description 
The ZPU-2 is a russian made anti-aircraft 14.5 mm twin guns. The ZPU-2 was introduced in 1949 and is a twin version of the ZPU-1 basic Soviet 14.5 mm machine gun. The late production model ZPU-2 is lighter and lower, has narrower mudguards and a lighter single tow bar. In the firing position the wheels are raised clear off the ground but not removed. The ZPU-2 is no longer in front-line service with Russia as it has been replaced by the similar 23 mm ZU-23-2.
 
Variants :
- Type 58: Chinese version of ZPU-2
- ZU-2: Romanian version
 
Technical data
Design
The ZPU-2 uses two 14.5 mm Vladimirova KPV (Krubnokalibernyj Pulemet Vladimirova) heavy machine gun, which has a quick-change barrel, mounted on a wheeled chassis. In firing position, the wheels are removed and the weapon rests on a three-point platform, each point having a screw jack for levelling.
Ammunition
The ZPU-2 14.5 mm twin guns can fired the following fixed ammunition:
- API (BS 41) projectile weighing 64.4 g, with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s, which will penetrate 32 mm of conventional steel armour at an incidence of 0º at a range of 500 m
- API-T (BZT) projectile weighing 59.56 g
- I-T (ZP) projectile weighing 59.68 g.
The ZPU-1 14.5 mm twin guns has an effective slant range of 1,402 m, effective limit at +45º elevation is 975 m while effective altitude limit at +65º is 1,280 m.
Mobility
The twin ZPU-2 has appeared on two different two-wheeled carriages. The earlier model has larger fenders and a double tubular tow bar. In firing position the crew removes the wheels, and the weapon rests on a three-point platform. The later model, which is lighter in weight, has smaller fenders, a tighter single tow bar, and a tower silhouette. When in firing position the wheels are raised, but not removed.
Accessories
Two ammunition boxes are mounted at the front of the wheeled chassis, one under each gun. Each ammunition boxes can carried 1,200 rounds of 14.5 mm. The ZPU-2 is equipped with a single optical sight.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
Two 14.5 mm guns
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Country users
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chad, China, RDC, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Laos, Libya, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Somalia, South africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.
Type
Anti-aicraft twin guns
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Carriage
Two wheels, can be mounted on armoured and light vehicles
Crew
5 soldiers
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Weight
639 kg (ZPU-2 early)
621 kg (ZPU-2 late)
Rate of fire
150 rds/min
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Range
8,000 m max
1,400 m effective range
Altitude
5,000 m max
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Dimensions (on travel)
Length: 3,53 m; Width: 1.92 m; Height: 1.83 m
Length: 3,87 m; Width: 1.37 m; Height: 1.09 m
 
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ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns early production
 
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
   
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
 
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns late production
 
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
   
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry
 
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ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns early production
 
ZPU-2 14.5 mm anti-aircraft twin guns late production
 
 
     
 

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