37 mm M1939 gun
6-35 mm armour plating
Fast and easy to produce, the ZSU-37 is the mainstay of Soviet anti-aircraft weapons, protecting Red Army units from bombers and fighters alike.
Talk about a second-hand design: the ZSU-37 was built using the SU-76 chassis, which in turn was built using a lengthened T-70 chassis. Developed late in the war, when German air superiority had flagged.
- Pros: Like many Soviet units, it’s cheaper than its Allied and German cousins, and it performs better than the Bofors.
- Cons: Thin armor makes it more vulnerable to enemy fire.
- Bottom Line: An inexpensive, quick way to provide stopgap AA defense at a base, and a crucial part of any armored battalion.
|War Front: Turning Point Soviet Forces|
|Logistic||Combat engineer • ZiS-151 • T-34 Retriever • Bridging truck|
|Infantry||Red Army infantry • Red Army medic • Kommissar • Vodka dealer • Molotov infantry • Paratroops • Partisans|
|Vehicles||T-70 • ZiS-42 • ZSU-37 • APC Mole • T-34-85 • Katyusha • IS-3 Stalin • Giant turret • Ice Spitter • Kharkov-Rampager|
|Aircraft / Support||Yakovlev • Sturmovik • Artillery strike • Tupolev bomber • Winter's Breath|
|Heroes||Aleksei Mikhalkov • Nadia Amanova • Andrei Nazarov|
|Buildings||Supply center • Accumulator • Training camp • Propaganda tower • Gulag • War factory • Radio station • Airfield • Black market • Research facility|
|Defenses||MG bunker • AT bunker • AA bunker|