Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== Background == [[File:VM_VietcongChameleonZSU.png|thumb|left|250px|Fanmodel of the Vietcong's Chameleon ZSU, made by V.Metalic.]] ZSU is the catch all acronym for anti-air gun vehicles in the Soviet Union. A huge variety of these vehicles, most with very short production runs, served during the Second World War alongside Pincer and Anvil tanks; the ZSU-44 was the most common, though one of the least capable. Sharing the double-barrelled design with its contemporaries, the ZSU-44's 50mm flak cannons were effective at seeing off helicopters but unreliable when used against faster fixed-wing planes and hopeless against jet fighters; by 1954, most commanders would leave them behind, relying on SAM emplacements, specially made wire-guided rockets in the pods of their Mammoths or disposable SAM launchers used by infantry. As a side effect, a rather large number of ZSU-44s survived the war while other variants were expended on the front lines, and after the war they were sold or given away to other communist nations. The NVA initially attempted to field ZSUs en masse to protect their forces on the Ho Chi Ming Trail and the front lines. However, the open topped design made them vulnerable to simple airburst weapons or even just thrown grenades in the dense jungle, and the NVA lost hundreds of them over the course of the years. However, the damage was usually minor enough to see them recovered by the VC after the fact, who know them as '''Chameleons'''. Though the NVA has come to rely on towed SAM emplacements, the VC swear by their aging ZSUs, and have begun assembling their own knockoffs in their workshops. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Paradox Mod Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://paradox-modfanmadebackup.fandom.com/wiki/Chameleon_ZSU"