J.A. ZA-3[edit | edit source]
A upgraded version of the ZA-2. It features a much larger turret and a much bigger armament on the same chassis.
Development[edit | edit source]
After J.A. finished producing the ZA-2, J.A. wanted to upgrade the old model into something more effective and relieable. After a week of testing and replacing the ZA-3 was made with much better improvements.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Having a bigger turret, spaced armor and cannons as armament, the ZA-3 is regarded a light tank.
Advantages[edit | edit source]
The ZA-3 has a more improved engine, The old ZA-2 3.6L V6 Engine has been replaced with a 5.7L V8 engine, offering more speed and power. The armament has also been upgraded greatly. Having a 37MM Short cannon located in the hull, and a 50mm Short Cannon in the turret. The armor has also been improved greatly by the addition of spaced armor at the sides and turret.
Disadvantages[edit | edit source]
Due the two cannons and small hull it has, the ZA-3 has a low ammo capacity, 20 AP shells for the 50mm short cannon and 19 HE shells for the 37mm short cannon. Due its short 37mm and 50mm cannons, its very weak against other tanks and it's armor is easily torn apart by medium and heavy tanks.
Variants[edit | edit source]
The ZA-3 has currently 3 variants
ZA-3, the standard model, featuring the 37mm and the 50mm short cannons and its 5.7L V8 engine.
ZA-3T, The turret has been made taller for extra stowage of rounds for the 50mm short cannon.
ZA-3TE, Same features at the ZA-2T, only the 50mm short barrel got extended.
ZA-3CM, CM standing for Competitive Model, having a removed 37mm hull cannon and replaced with added flat frontal armor plates.