ZSU-23-4M “Shilka”, Zvezda 1/35

ZSU-23-4M “Shilka”, Zvezda 1/35

 
Tekst: Nebojša Gajić i Predrag Stamenković
Foto: Predrag Stamenković
Posle niza problema, daleke 1965. godine je obelodanjen novi sovjetski četvorocevni protivavionski top, 23mm, spregnut sa radarom. Dato mu je ime “Shilka” ZSU 23 x4. Počela je i serijska proizvodnja i uveden je u naoružanje. U toku 1973. godine je uvedena nova verzija, sa mnogo pouzdanijim punjenjem i efikasnijim upravljanjem vatrom. Ime mu je bilo “Beryoza”, ali se u upotrebi zadrzalo ime “Shilka”. Ovaj model je ostao u upotrebi do današnjih dana. Učestvovao je u skoro svim sukobima koji su se javljali do danas.
“Shilka” se proizvodila od 1964. do 1982. godine. Napravljeno je oko 6500 komada i koristila se u više od 40 zemalja.
Neke tehničke karakteristike: težina max. 19 tona, brzina po putu 50 km/h, van puta 30 km/h, radar RPK 2 “Tobol” dometa 20 km, praćenje od 18 km, a zaključavanje cilja za 20-30 sekundi, vertikalni domet topova do 3000 m.
O maketi:
Zvezdina “nova” maketa je u stvari prepak Dragonove makete iz 1991. godine. Malo čudan, ali dobar izbor, s obzirom na značaj ovog vozila u skoro svim svetskim sukobima posle Drugog svetskog rata i na broj zemalja koje su ga koristile.
Maketa je pakovana u standardno čvrstu kutiju veličine 41 cm x 24 cm x 8 cm, u kojoj se nalazi 389 delova. Odliveni su u sivoj plastici i izuzetno čisti s obzirom na starost kalupa. U kutiji se i nalazi papir u koloru sa shemama farbanja kao i tabak nalepnica. Ponuđeno je 6 opcija, delovi su raspoređeni na sedam ramova i plus dva dela telo vozila. Dva rama su gusenice link po link.
Slučajno sam imao priliku da uporedim delove Zvezdine i Dragonove makete iz 1992. godine. Jedina razlika koju sam ja našao je Zvezdin deo br.32, bok kupole, koga nema u Dragonovoj kutiji. Sve u svemu ništa novo, ali uvek atraktivno i interesantno, a ovoga puta i sa odličnim dekalima i interesantnim oznakama pripadnosti.
Preporučujem maketu svim ljubiteljima ruske tehnike. Zahvaljujemo se Zvezdi na ustupljenoj maketi za recenziju.
 
After a series of problems back in 1965 the new Soviet four-barreled SPAAG with caliber of 23 mm and coupled with the radar saw the light of the day. It was named “Shilka” ZSU 23 x 4. Soon after it entered serial production and was introduced to units. During 1973 the new version was introduced with much more reliable loading mechanism and more efficient fire control. It was named “Beryoza”, but the name “Shilka” persisted in use. This newer model remains in service even today. It was involved in almost every conflict up to nowadays.
“Shilka” was produced from 1964 to 1982 and around 6500 copies are built which were/are used by more than 40 countries.
Some technical specs: max. weight 19 tons, speed on the road 50 km/h, off-road 30 km/h, radar RPK 2 “Tobol” with detection range of 20 km, tracking range of 18 km, and target lock time of 20-30 sec, vertical gun range 3000 m.
About the model:
This “new” model from Zvezda is a repack of the Dragon model from 1991. Somewhat strange but good choice, considering the importance of this vehicle in almost all the world conflicts after WWII and the number of users.
The model comes packed in a sturdy box of 41 cm x 24 cm x 8 cm in size, in which there are 389 parts. Parts are casted in grey plastic and are extremely clean considering the age of the moulds. There is a colored paper with paint schemes, as well as the sheet of decals within the box. There are six marking options, all parts are distributed on seven trees with addition of two hull halves. Two trees contain links for the tracks.
Accidentally, I had an opportunity to compare parts of this Zvezda and Dragon model from 1992. The only difference I managed to find is the part No. 32 in Zvezda kit (side of the turret) which does not come in Dragon box. With all that being said, nothing new, but always attractive and interesting, this time in combination with excellent decals and marking options.
I would recommend this model to all fans of Russian armor. I would like to thank Zvezda for providing the model for this review.