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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

ZPU 4

Soviet Union

 

— 1949-1991 —

 
ZPU 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. ZPU 4 Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Quadruple Anti-Aircraft Gun
Weight: 3,990 lbs (1.9 tons)
Armament: Four - 14.5 mm Machine Guns
Rate of Fire: 600 rounds per minute per gun
Range: 26,247 ft.
Ammunition: Full metal jacket round with steel or tungsten carbide core or instantaneous incendiary bullet with internal fuse
Crew: 5

The ZPU series guns have air-cooled quick-change barrels and can fire a variety of ammunition. It can be brought in and out of action in about 15 to 20 seconds, can be set up to fire remotely and can be fired with the wheels in the trailing position if needed.

This ZPU-4 was probably used by Saddam Hussein's army during Operation Desert Storm. Its battery of replica guns was intended to deceive coalition forces into thinking it was a functional weapon.

SN:88-0010501; Object ID# 898860
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
 
Location. 29° 57.526′ N, 90° 0.392′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault

ZPU 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. ZPU 4 Marker
Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (here, next to this marker); ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun (here, next to this marker); M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from this marker); MT-LB (a few steps from this marker); M1937 Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); D30 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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