According to the manual, the Soviet SAM is equipped with Nike missiles, and the Allied AA Gun is equipped with a ZSU-23. The Nike missile system is an American missile defense, while the ZSU-23 is a 23 mm Soviet chaingun system. --DThaiger
You have the manual? Brilliant! I have relatively few C&C manuals (i.e. only renegade and generals), even though I have all the games. They are such a rich source of information. Anyway, does this mean the Soviet SAM is actuall a chaingun (machinegun)? And why did n't you put this information on the page itself? It's really interesting. --Snow|93(talk) (Edward Lilley) 17:03, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't have the manual with me, but when I looked through this, I found this sufficiently ironic and funny to be worth memorizing. In reality, the ZSU-23 is a tracked mobile dual 23 mm cannon, with radar guidance. Upgraded versions include the ZSU-23-4 Shilka, with 4 such weapons. The Nike Missile system was a rather large (Far larger than the actual missile in the game), weapon system.
Since this is only funny out of universe, I thought it was best to simply leave it here as trivia.
--Dthaiger 01:17, 13 November 2006 (UTC)
Did this gun retired after the GWWII? in realety this was a soviet weapon (zsu-23-2)you can look it up on wikipedia! A.a. gretchko 15:05, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Shouldn't this be called the ZU-23? ZSU means that it is mobile, ZU means it is stationary. Nohomers48 21:09, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Personally, I always considered the Allied AA Gun to be a further development of the German Flakvierling, which is quite probable, actually. But yes, it's funny how Westwood made these little mistakes. I think the AA Gun was originally going to be a Soviet weapon while the Allies would have gotten the SAM Site, hence the mixed up names.
- The manual doesn't say it's the Nike and ZSU-23, that's just the name of the weapon in the rules.ini. I don't think the weapon names in the rules.ini ought to be taken literally since a bunch of them are rather generic names (FireballLauncher or TeslaZap), or just simply make no sense (Allies using ZSU-23, Soviets using Nike and Maverick, both sides using the M1 Garand...) —Lalala la (talk) 08:22, May 12, 2016 (UTC)