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M53/59 Praga air defense vehicle

Country of Origin: Czech Republic


The Czech Republic's M53/59 Praga air defense vehicle is a relatively primitive marriage of the towed 30-mm twin M53 anti-aircraft mount and its towing vehicle, the 6 x 6 Praga V3S truck. It has no protection against nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) effects, is effective only in daylight, is not amphibious and is only lightly armored.

The Praga truck has an all-welded steel armor hull with a front-mounted engine. The commander and driver sit in an armored cab behind separate...

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