J.A. ZA-2[edit | edit source]

The ZA-2 is a grey and very small tankette designed for killing infantry or providing some additional firepower for the soldiers. It's concidered J.A.'s first tank on the market.

ZA-2
The ZA-2 displayed
The ZA-2 displayed
Design
Designer J.A.
Role Light tankette
Specifications
Weight 5 Tonnes
Armor 11(8)/8/9 Hull 19/14/10 Turret
Primary Armament 14.5MM Machinegun
Secondary Armament 7.62MM Machinegun
Powerplant 1.2L I3 Petrol Engine
Top Speed 10 KPH(5 MPH) On-road; 4 KPH (2 MPH) off-road

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Generally a very small tankette, having a grey painting on it and being half the size of a average full-grown adult. The Tankette is very uncomferable to sit in. It also features a commander/gunner cupola for keeping surrounding awareness.

Technical information[edit | edit source]

  • Engine: 1.2L I3 Petrol Engine, generating 72 HP. Torque 95Nm. Powerband 3300 - 5400 RPM
  • Primary Armament: 14.5MM Machinegun AP-T
  • Secondary Armament: 7.62MM Machinegun AP-T
  • Ammunutions total: 2469 AP-T 7.62 Shells | 660 AP-T 14.5 Shells | Total = 3129 AP-T Shells
  • Overall armour: 8mm - 19mm

Advantages[edit | edit source]

The original ZA-2's only advantage was it's extremely light chassis which made it possible to be easily transported. The upgraded model of the ZA-2; ZA-2U made it's speed. armament and armor greatly increased.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

The original ZA-2 has poor speed, armor and armaments, this issue was so bad that serveral buyers started to discard the tanks and return them back. J.A. responded with developing a upgrade to solve these problems and came with the ZA-2U. The current issues of the ZA-2U is it's armament that is not fit for tank-to-tank combat and is still vurnable to most if not all tank guns. The ZA-2U's 20MM HMG has a heavy recoil on the turret and therefor J.A. recommends the users to fire the HMG in short bursts to avoid inaccurate fire.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Four models were released before getting replaced by the ZA-3

ZA-2, The original model, featuring it's little armour, engine and guns.

ZA-2U, Having a better engine, 20MM Heavy machinegun and slightly improved armour.

ZA-2UTD, Light Tank destroyer variant from the ZA-2U setup, features a open top and a 50mm cannon.

ZA-2.MAP , Mobile Artillery Platform. Holds a same chassis as the ZA-2UTD but

features a 80mm Mortar instead of the 50mm cannon.

ZA-2U
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Design
Designer J.A.
Role Light tankette
Specifications
Weight 5.5 Tonnes
Armor 20(15)/15/17 Hull 18/18/18 Turret
Primary Armament 20MM Heavy Machine Gun
Secondary Armament none
Powerplant 3.6L V6 Petrol Engine
Top Speed 28 KPH(17MPH) On-road 15 KPH(9MPH) Off-road
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