Vladimirov KPV ZPU-4

Anti Aircraft Gun

The ZPU-4 is a Soviet-built anti-aircraft gun.  It is composed of four KPV 14.5mm heavy machine guns mounted on a 4-wheel carriage.  The ZPU-4 was used by the Iraqis in 1991.  The effective range for the anti-aircraft gun was approximately 5,000 ft. (1,500 meters).  Each gun has a firing rate of fire of 600 rounds per minute.  The metal link belt contained 100 rounds for each gun.  This example was captured in Iraqi during Operation Desert Storm.  (NMUSAF)


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