ZUBR PSP

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ZUBR PSP
ZUBR PSP
Details
Tier / Class:
7 TD
Nation:
Czech Republic
Dealer:
Special
Reputation:
-
Cost:
-
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
500
DPM:
6,666
Penetration:
650 mm
Hit Points:
1,950
Hull F/S/R:
95 / 60 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
60 / 40 / 40
Max Speed:
115.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.5 s
Hull Traverse:
44.00 deg/s
Camouflage:
29%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.080°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7.5 / 42°
Turret Traverse Speed:
54 deg/s

The ZUBR PSP is a tier 7 Tank Destroyer originating from Czech Republic. It can be unlocked by completing Moscow Calling Contract Missions.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Multi Turret : this vehicle has several turrets that can be switched while out of combat.
  • Damage And Accuracy : has a higher damage and an improved accuracy.
  • Uninhabited Module : the uninhabited turret (battle module) receives reduced damage.
  • Top Down ATGM : penetrates target's most unprotected ares - the roof.
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

Cockerill CT-CV Turret
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 95/60/35 Steel 60/40/40 Composite
The steel hull offered all-around protection from small arms. Additional composite armor screens installed on the hull could increase ZUBR's protection even further.


TOW Turret
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 95/60/35 Steel 38/35/30 Steel
The steel hull offered all-around protection from small arms. Additional composite armor screens installed on the hull could increase ZUBR's protection even further.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm Cockerill CV Smoothbore Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M900 AP AP Stock 500 650mm 0.080° m/s 4.50s
105mm M393A3 HEP HESH Stock 392 315mm 0.100° m/s 4.50s


BGM-71 TOW ATGM Launcher
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
BGM-71C TOW ATGM HEAT Stock 865 630mm m/s 20.00s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 16.00rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s no


BGM-71F TOW-2B ATGM Top-Attack Stock 398 200mm m/s 20.00s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 16.00rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s no


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Cummins ISX 516 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 115.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 4.50s {{{0-max}}} 44.00deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

ZUBR PSP Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Advanced Fire Control 10 - Aim time reduced by 30%


ATGM Control Unit 10 - ATGM controllability is improved by 10%
ATGM deviation rate is improved by 25%


Flash Suppressing Kit 10 - Camo Factor while shooting is reduced by 50%
Camo Factor un motion is reduced by 50%
Camo Factor is increased by 2%


Improved Loading Mechanism 10 - Reload speed is increased by 20%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Tank Destroyer (Concept)
Developed: 1997-2003
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 0
Operators: N/A

Czechoslovakia has always been a major arms builder since 1918 and, until 1989, produced thousands of tanks, millions of guns and hundreds of airplanes. However, between 1948 and 1991, the export efforts were oriented towards Soviet allies and the Warsaw Pact. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, most of the markets were suddenly lost.

What followed were waves of company closures. This branch of industry nearly collapsed and those companies that survived (Tatra, Aero Vodochody etc.) did so at the cost of incredibly high subsidies from the government. One of the companies was called Přerovské Strojírny. Between 1948 and 1989, it developed and produced heavy machinery. After 1989, it was privatized into a holding called PSP with a company PSP Bohemia a.s. founded in 1995 as its arms trading sub-division.

Fast forward a few years, in the mid-1990s, the newly transformed Czech Army was beginning to look for a replacement of the obsolete OT-64 wheeled APC. Something western of course, with a good protection levels. As it happened, the PSP holding had very good contacts in Italy, apparently due to the fact that some of the components from Přerov made it to Iveco and Fiat even before 1989. What apparently happened was that PSP Bohemia got their hands on the blueprints of some Freccia components (Freccia is the AFV counterpart to the Centauro), specifically the suspension and the hull. They used some of these to produce a proposal for an AFV family they named ZUBR.

This was actually a very unique situation for the 1990s. Most of the “traditional” armor producers focused on upgrading the Soviet tech, few had the stones to offer something entirely new. The ZUBR PSP series consisted of a modular 6x6 or 8x8 chassis that could be fitted with various turrets and other combat modules in order to fit a wide variety of roles. The in-game vehicle represents two Tank Destroyer variants.

The suspension was the really interesting part. The drawings and promotions materials show something akin to the Freccia one (with hydraulic shock absorbers protruding from the hull) but it’s unclear whether the PSP holding would be able to produce it. Instead, it’s possible the vehicle would be using the patented Tatra suspension system that allowed even heavy vehicles to drive through places others could not, making it truly world-famous. All axles were powered, potentially allowing for some extreme off-road capabilities.

The project was generally well-developed and competently put together. Drawings do allegedly still exist, as do small-scale models. A full scale mock-up was unveiled during the 1997 IDET expo in Brno and continued to be formally available until 2003, but, as it happened, the whole project ran afoul of politics. The company that offered it, Bohemia PSP, was, however, brought down by another contract, investing a lot of money into a co-operation with the Ukrainian Kharkov plant and building the T-72MP prototype as a competitor to the T-72M4CZ for a major upgrade of the Czech tank forces. This too went nowhere, resulting in the company filing for bankruptcy.

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External Links[edit | edit source]

In development:ZUBR PSP