This vehicle has very little information on it, but it does exist in real life and is not a paper vehicle.
During 1941, the People’s Commissar of Armaments put an order to start designing a mobile platform for the anti air gun 37mm 61k. The gun weighs 2100 kg and was intended to be mounted on a light GAZ truck, but it was too heavy for the GAZ truck. The solution was to mount the gun on the 6x4 ZiS 6 truck chassis, the ZiS 6 has a payload of 4 tons which was sufficient for the gun. The anti air truck was tested and it was proved to be a possible build, but the suspension was modified to prevent rocking when the gun is firing and the truck bed was redesigned. There were very little vehicles of this type built before the ZiS plant needed evacuation and production of the ZiS-6 halted.
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The ZiS-6 61k will be a slow but lethal milk truck, it can really excel at the multi role gameplay, its gun can 1 tap airplanes out of the sky (given a hit) and it can also destroy ground vehicles well with its 70mm of gun penetration. This vehicle will be an unarmoured ZiS 43 with a front cabin blind spot for shooting, it will be ideal in br 2.0 or 2.3 seeing the better ZiS 43 is in 2.7 br (currently) and the CCKW M45 with Bofors 40mm is in br 2.0 (currently).
Armour: nonexistent, 1 mm of steel and some wood for the truck bed.
weight: truck kurb weight = 4230 kg + 61k = 2100 kg , so it weighs 6330 kg total.
engine: 73 hp (2300 rpm) , 279nm (1200 rpm)
top speed: 55 kmh
power to weight: 11.53 hp/t
gears: 4f + 1r
Gun: 37mm 61k , same ammo as the ZiS 43 in the game. Elevation= 85 degrees , Depression= -5 degrees.
my bad on that. So it’s a zis43 on a milk-truck chassis, pretty neat then, and a very good 1.7 counterpart to the sdkfz 6/2 as long as it doesn’t get APCR and limited ap (you want to target tanks, play tank destroyers!). Russia desperatly need a very low tier spaag since gaz 4m and dshk just don’t cut it and the very good 72k is 2.3.
well yes, it’s an spaag, and 49mm ap(c) is very decent for self-defence and m22 bullying. If you want to kill tanks, go play tank destroyers, how many people like you i get every time ignoring swarms of planes and dedicating fully to kill tanks while planes are making a number on us.