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NOTE: This article is about the multi-faction ZU-23 static turret in ArmA 2. For its semi-official counterpart in ArmA 3's Western Sahara Creator DLC, see ZU-23 (Western Sahara).


« The ZU-23 is an air-defense cannon made in Russia. It features two 2A14 23mm autocannons based on small trailer which functions as stationary mount for firing as well.
The weapon is aimed and fired manually and besides against aircraft, it can be used even against ground targets as troops or lightly armored wehicles.
Armoury Description
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ZU-23 23 mm
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Icon-side-greenfor.png Takistani Rebels
Type Anti-Aircraft Gun Emplacement
Calibre 23 mm
Magazine
capacity
40
Dispersion 0.00025 rad
Variants None
Games
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The ZU-23 is a static multi-purpose gun emplacement used by several BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR factions in ArmA 2.

Overview

First developed in 1954, the ZU-23 is a Soviet-made twin barrel anti-aircraft gun battery.

It feeds from 40-round linked belts loaded with armour-piercing incendiary (API) shells. The ZU-23's twin 2A14 autocannons can attain a fire rate of up to 1,000 rounds per minute, and have a muzzle velocity of 980 m/s. It can be zeroed up to a maximum range of 2,000 metres.

A powerful gun turret, the ZU-23 is a multi-purpose static defence gun and can be employed against lightly-armoured APCs, infantry, and low-flying helicopters at distances of up to 2,000 metres.

The ZU-23 is additionally fitted onto the rear flatbed of Ural trucks, with both static and vehicle-mounted ZU-23s carrying a total of 400 shells. Though it is shorter-ranged than missile-based static turrets like the Igla, the ZU-23 compensates with an extremely high rate of fire. It can easily shred its targets in a hail of either armour piercing or explosive fragments.

Its main drawback stems from its lack of guidance systems or vision enhancement modes. Since the dual autocannons are obviously unguided, it is far less effective at taking down fast moving and high flying jets and is only suited against helicopters.

Munitions

Base damage value Aerodynamic friction Initial velocity (m/s)
84 -0.000824 980

No matter their platform, ZU-23s always have access to a total of nine spare belts to reload from (for a combined total of 360 rounds). However, ZU-23s are restricted to feeding from only two types of "magazines":

40Rnd

Standard 40-round belt stored in dual-feed boxes. Rounds have a tiny splash radius of 0.3 metres upon impact, inflicting high-explosive (HE) damage.

Every third round fired will consist of a visible green tracer.

2000Rnd

Functionally identical to regular 40-round belts but contains a total of 2,000 rounds instead.

Trivia

  • The ZU-23 is unrealistically shown feeding from 40-round belts instead of dual 50-round ammunition boxes as its real-world counterpart (which amount to 100 rounds and not 40 as in-game).
    • The in-game version also has exactly half the fire rate of real ZU-23s, which can actually attain fire rates of up to 2,000 RPM.
    • Although it depletes ammunition as if it had a fire rate of 2,000 RPM, this is only due to the ZU-23's autocannons using the multiplier parameter which doubles the amount of shells depleted per burst but not the actual number of projectiles fired.
  • Following the release of the latest Steam version patches (as part of the Community Configuration Project), all ZU-23s - irrespective of faction - were granted the ability to zero the autocannons. Prior to the update, ZU-23 gunners had to rely on their crosshairs (and a shred of luck) to hit targets at long ranges.
  • Until the release of ArmA 3's Jets DLC, the ZU-23 remained as the sole gun-based static AAA turret in the entire series.

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See also

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-napa.png NAPA - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2FIM-92F StingerRPG-7V
Static DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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