Author Topic: 1:72 ZSU-62 SPAAG, Soviet Army, Afghanistan, 1980  (Read 922 times)

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Re: 1:72 ZSU-62 SPAAG, Soviet Army, Afghanistan, 1980
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2021, 12:15:44 am »
Well, as an SPAAG the vehicle will not engage in direct tank-to-tank battle, so that the lightest chassis that offers decent crew protetction and mobility that can keep up with the mobile troops will suffice. I went for the T-62 here because I assumed that a fully armored turret with two guns, the ammo and the radar system would be quite heavy, and using an MBT basis would be a no-brainer, esp. when you tactically put the SPAAG in close connection with MBT groups. A lighter chassis would have been plausible, too (see the Shilka and the later Tunguska systems).