Boom Library has released a new sound effect collection based on the Zu-23-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun, and it’s available for FREE! All you have to do is sign up on their website, and then you can download this 150 MB sound pack.
The Zu-23-2 is a Soviet-era anti-aircraft autocannon with twin barrels that can fire about 400 rounds in a minute. It was actively used in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.
With this pack, you get 7 high-quality WAV files (24-bit, 192 kHz), a total of 650 MB, each of which has 10 variations of the gun (single, double, salvo) at varying distances and angles. So what you have here is an authentic replica of all the sounds of this classic war cannon.
Here’s how Boom Library describes this pack:
“They called in the cavalry. The loud thundering of the approaching choppers fills the meadows with fear, but the answer has arrived. The hulking Soviet ZU-23-2—called Sergei by the Finns—is done being set up. THUD THUD THUD! It greets the approaching choppers with a thunderous clamor. The sky is clear, almost as clear as the intense quality of these FREE ZU-23-2 recordings we’ve sourced for you.”
The sounds are completely royalty-free, so you’re free to use, modify, and distribute them as you please. This makes it perfect for games, films, and other scores.
The audio files have rich metadata embedded in them, including tags, keywords, and descriptions, so you can easily find them inside an audio management tool (like Soundminer and Basehead).
Here’s a sound demo of the pack:
And here’s a video of the real cannon in action for comparison:
So it does sound just like the real thing! You might even hear these sounds in the next Call of Duty.
Boom Library’s entire collection of sound effects is breathtakingly incredible and realistically accurate, which is why they have a high-profile client list consisting of the most famous video game and movie composers out there.
So if you’re looking to score some nail-biting action sequences with bullets flying around, this FREE sound pack might be precisely what you need. It’s not merely a replica of the Zu-23-2 – its authentic sounds are perfect for any big cannon you’d need in your score.
For more royalty-free SFX, check out the 99 Sound Effects collection by 99Sounds.
Download: Anti-Aircraft Gun (145 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 7 audio files in WAV format, 70 sounds)
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