ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft cannon

Weight:950 kg
Angle of fire:-10°/+90°
Cyclic rate of fire:2,000 rounds per minute
Sustained rate of fire:400 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity:970 m/s
Effective range:2,500 m
Effective altitude:1,500 m
Maximum tow speed:50 km/h
Crew:6 persons
It was used against aircraft and light-armoured vehicles The ZU-23-2 cannon was developed at the end of the 1950s in the Soviet Union. Its main purpose was to destroy low-altitude airborne targets within a range of 2,500 metres as well as armoured and non-armoured vehicles and manpower within a range of 2000 metres. It was also used to defend special facilities. The ZU-23-2 consists of two short, recoiling 23 mm 2A14 cannon. The weapon is aimed and fired manually with the help of the ZAP-23 optical-mechanical sight. Use in Hungary The Hungarian People’s Army used the ZU-23-2 from 1972 as a direct anti-aircraft and anti-ground force weapon in the motorised artillery and air defence units.