ZiS-6 (61k)

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ZiS-6 37mm 61k


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.


height: 2160mm

width: 2250mm

length: 6060mm

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.



The pictures are from a restored ZiS-6 61:

61k on zis 6.jpg

61k of a zis 6.jpg

ZiS 6 61k.jpg

Old zis 61k.jpg Zis 6 61k original.jpg 80.83 kB · 0 downloads

Zis 36 61k.jpg

Zis 6 61k back.jpg

Zis 6 61k gun mount.jpg

Zis 6 61k sides down.jpg

Zis 6 61k outside.jpg

Zis 6 with gun.jpg

Zis 6 whatever.jpg

Zis 6 61 gun.jpg

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USSR already has enough milktrucks… I dont think adding another one would be worth the effort. It would just turn into another annoying vehicle that you would have to grind.

no no we need more milk trucks 🙂


Gaijin could folder it, they are doing it for a lot of vehicles now. Also In my opinion every fun vehicle is worth the effort by Gaijin and should be ingame.


single gun 94km zis12, no thanks. We already have the choice between single gun and gunshield at 2.3 or twin gun at 3.0, no need for more, especially with the btr giving high RoF and good protection.

Bro didn’t even read the suggestion properly! The 61-k is a 37mm which a different armament from the 25mm cannons. The 61-k is much more powerful with 70mm AP pen and 87mm HVAP pen.

Btr is is solely an anti air, it cant do well against tanks, while this vehicle is anti everything, different things. Bro is comparing apples with oranges.

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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.

Layout improved and added additional poll. The “implemented in what way” poll is redundant as all SPAA added are tech tree vehicles bar the ZUT-37.

Tank destroyers dont offer such unique playstyle.


being a nuisance for everyone isn’t a unique playstyle…

It always depends of how your feeling 😏


no that’s just a fact. Cheating is also a unique playstyle by your logic.

It is, but you will just get banned.

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Geez, are you really trying to compare killing tanks with SPAA’s to cheating?

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There are not enough amounts of milktrucks. We need them all for all nations.

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Even Germany used it.
And for the 61-K they even produced reppuropsed 37mm of the Navy 3,7 cm C/30 L/83


Interesting! Never know the Germans used it.

I don’t believe that soviets even made 37mm HVAP shells during WW2. Do you have a source?

Actually I am not sure, but what I am sure is the AP of 70mm was available. Interesting point you brought up, maybe it is just like the ZiS-43. That is why in my main suggestion I haven’t mentioned the 87mm penning HVAP, only mentioned the 70mm penning AP