M53/59 Praga

M53/59 Praga

Country Czechoslovakia
Type Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun
Produced 1950s
Bult 900+

The M53/59 Praga is a Czechoslovak self-propelled anti-aircraft gun developed in the late 1950s. It consists of a heavily modified Praga V3S six-wheel drive truck chassis, armed with a twin 30 mm AA autocannon mounted on the rear for which the vehicle typically carries 900 rounds of ammunition, each gun being gravity fed from distinctive 50 round magazines. The vehicle has an armoured cabin.
In Czechoslovakia it was known as Praga PLDvK vz. 53/59 – “Ještěrka” (PLDvK Model 53/59 – “Lizard”[2]). PLDvK stands for Protiletadlový dvojkanón = Anti-aircraft twin-gun.

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M53/59 Praga
Photographers Vladimir Yakubov, Alex Burlyga
Localisation Military Vehicle Technology Foundation
Photos 120
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Photograph Jan Hutter
Description Album of 277 photos walk-around of a «Praga PLDvK»

Role Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Number built 330+
Weight 10.3t
Width 2.35m
Length 6.92m
Height 2.85m
Crew 4
Operational range 500km
Speed 60km/h

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