Flakpanzer Gepard

Flakpanzer Gepard (Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) developed in West Germany.

Author: Hans-Hermann Bühling
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Manufactured by Krauss-Maffei, the Gepard SPAAG consists of a turret equiped with two 35 mm Oerlikon KDA autocannons, mounted on a Leopard 1 hull.

Between the cannons is the tracking radar and the laser rangefinder. At the rear of the turret is the search radar.

The Flakpanzer Gepard is powered by an 819 PS 10-cylinder MTU multi-fuel engine. It also has an auxiliary engine, a 90 PS 4-cylinder Daimler-Benz OM 314 multi-fuel engine dealing with the energy supply system.

It is able of reaching a speed of 65 km/h (40 mph) and has an operational range of 550 km (340 mi).

Operators:

- Brazil - 36 units
- Germany - 94 units in storage
- Jordan - 60 units
- Romania - 36 units

Posted by: Andrei Dcs
Flakpanzer Gepard - General Data and Specifications:
Type Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Place of Origin West Germany
Mass / Weight 47.5 t / 46.7 long tons / 52.4 short tons
Length 7.68 m / 25 ft 2 in
Width 3.71 m / 12 ft 2 in
Height 3.29 m / 10 ft 10 in with the radar retracted
crew 3 (driver, gunner, commander)
Speed 65 km/h / 40 mph
Operational Range 550 km / 340 mi
Power-to-Weight Ratio 17.5 PS/t
Armament Main armament:
2 × 35 mm autocannon, each with 320 rounds anti-air ammunition and 20 rounds anti-tank

Secondary armament:
2 × quad 76mm smoke grenade dischargers
Armor conventional steel
Engine 830 PS (819 hp, 610 kW) MTU multi-fuel engine 10-cylinder, 37,400 cc / 2,280 cubic in
Suspension Torsion bar suspension