ZSU-25? Is such SP AA Exsisted?

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It is known that the Wikipedia is a very good online source of information but as it can be freely be edited it not almost the most accurate.
Here there is a mention of a SPAAG aka Anti Aircraft Tank of soviet origin the ZSU-25 mounting two 25mm aa guns and dates back to around 1945:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_anti-aircraft_guns
And the possible weapon which was mounted on it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_mm_automatic_air_defense_gun_M1940_%2872-K%29

As myself and a friend of mine did not found any info about it nor pictures, I wonder if this tank is truly existed or not? Maybe a Lend-Lease or captured vehicle and the soviets renamed it?
Or maybe a forgotten variant of the ZSU-37 but with 25mm guns?

Hope you could help us solve this mystery.
 

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The existence of the ZSU-25-2 has been mentioned in books, mainly by S. Zaloga (e.g. Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles 1946 to the Present, published in the '80s and the Concord ZSU-23-4 Shilka book). In the latter there is a photo of an East German W50 truck with a surplus naval over-under turret. During WW-II the Russians also nounted the side-by-side twin guns on trucks.
 

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Awww thanks you saved the day! :D

By the way isn't that an IFA truck?
 

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Of course, this is the IFA W50. Basic truck of DDR Army. Because it is not Soviet, but the East German anti-aircraft self-propelled vehicle. ;)

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and something else from my blog at livejournal. In the article at the link has other pictures. ::)
 

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