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14.5-mm ZPU-1 towed anti-aircraft gun

Country of Origin: Russia


The ZPU-1 consists of a single KPV machine gun mounted on a two-wheel carriage. When traveling over rough terrain, the ZPU-1 can be dismantled into units weighing about 176 lb (80 kg) each.

In the firing position, the wheels are raised and the gun mount rests on the ground.

The ZPU-1 fires armor-piercing incendiary tracer (APIT), armor-piercing incendiary (API) and incendiary tracer (IT) ammunition.


Initial operational capability (IOC) was reached in the late 1940s. The gun is no...

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