FK-2000 - The Chinese ground based Kashtan

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Hi guys. :)

Today i want to suggest the Ultimate Top Tier SPAA for China that is currently known to the public. The FK-2000 Anti Air system.

Description

The vehicle was showcased during the Zhuhai Airshow 2021 by “China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation” at the Air Defence exhibition. The vehicle is a 8x8 truck simular to the Volat MZKT-692250. It uses an unmanned turret which is operated from the crew compartment.

The vehicle uses improved localized Chinese system that are simular to the Russian Pantsir-S anti air systems. Where instead of using the 30mm 2A38M cannons. It uses a Chinese copy of the AK-630 that is believed to be the H/PJ-13 30mm cannons. The ammo type used is optionally the same as the AK-630 which includes HE-T, HEI-T, HE-Frag, TP-T and APHE and other rounds identical to systems such as the Russian Kashtan CIWS. However according to some sources on the Internet. China also developed both APDS and APFSDS rounds to the H/PJ-13 Cannons. So this could in War Thunder terms make this vehicle a force to be reckoned with on the ground as well.
The anti air missiles are simular to the Russian Pantsir-S. They are located in 12 shorad missile tubes that can hit targets at a range of 1km to 25km range. And it is able to fire the missiles at a moving speed of 40kph.

The navigation system includes both a search radar at the top rear and a fire control radar at the bottom front. However an opto electronic infrared sight can be mounted on top of the turret to provide a backup means for conducting fire control if needed.

Currently China has yet to put the vehicle into mass production. Though after the reveal of the vehicle. The Chinese military has shown great interest in the design which has shown great results during testing. And in the end please the demands that China is demanding.

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FK-2000

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Specifications

Gun. 2x 6x30mm rotary cannons with 8000/10000 rounds per min. 12 SHORAD Missiles.
Crew. Aprox 3. Driver, Gunner, Comander.
Speed. 40kph.
Engine. 500 HP.
Weight Aprox 30 tons.

In War Thunder

In War Thunder. I think this would be the perfect end of the line SPAA for top tier Chinese ground tree. because the Chinese tree lack a good counterpart to the US ADATS or the Soviet Tunguska. And bringing the FK-2000 to the game at 11.0 or higher. I think China would sit in a great spot along side a possible addition of the Type-99A MBT! :)

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Endnote

I hope you guys like my suggestion. It was a bit hard to find proper sources due to me being unable to read Chinese in any form. So if there are errors or additions that needs to be added to the suggestion. Please feel free to respond in the comments. Because i want to make the suggestion as accurate as possible. In any case see you in battle in War Thunder!

Main Sources

Airshow China 2021: CASIC unveils FK-2000 self-propelled air-defence system (janes.com)

FK-2000 (globalsecurity.org)

China Is A Supermarket Of Air Defense Weaponry | 21st Century Asian Arms Race

A truck is equipped with 12-barreled cannons, and the domestically-made new type of air defense weapon can be regarded as the world’s strongest firepower - iNEWS (inf.news)

珠海航展|低空卫士:从航展看陆基近程防空反导系统的发展_澎湃防务_澎湃新闻-The Paper

国产新型防空武器,配备6管30mm机炮,火力堪称全球最强_作战实力 (sohu.com)

留园网-国产FK-2000防空系统:配12枚导弹 2门6管炮 -6park.com (6parkbbs.com)

中国航天科工七大体系、百余项现代化装备震撼亮相珠海航展 (cnsa.gov.cn)

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (spacechina.com)

中国航天科技集团有限公司_中国航天科技集团有限公司 (spacechina.com)

新中国小口径舰炮传奇(13)–文章–雷曼军事网 (rimnds.com)

AK-630 - Wikipedia

30x165 mm ROUNDS FOR AUTOMATIC NAVAL WEAPON SYSTEMS AK-306, AK-630 AND AK-630M - Arsenal JSCo. - Bulgarian manufacturer of weapons and ammunition since 1878 (arsenal-bg.com)

Chinese 30x165 APFSDS - General Ammunition Discussion - International Ammunition Association Web Forum (cartridgecollectors.org)

Chinese 30mm APFSDS - General Ammunition Discussion - International Ammunition Association Web Forum (cartridgecollectors.org)

MZKT-692250 (volatdefence.com)

Новый зенитный ракетный комплекс FK-2000 на выставке в Чжухае - YouTube

军迷航展新视点(上):弹炮一体!国产FK-2000防空系统公开 杀伤手段多样!歼-16D再曝隐秘撒手锏!「军迷行天下」20211006 | 军迷天下 - YouTube

Kashtan; Кортик; экспортное наименование «Каштан»; CADS-N-1 CIWS - YouTube

“Old Suggestion”
FK-2000 - The Chinese ground based Kashtan. - China - War Thunder - Official Forum

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A Chinese counter to the Pantsir? Sure!

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+1

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This thing sounds scary. +1 from me

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+1 alongside the FK-3000, which has 6 SHORADs and 48 smaller missiles.

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+1 I guess 11.7 minimum and could be rank 8

FK-2000 similar or equivalent Tor-M2

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2x AK-630 and 12x 25km missiles, very well.

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I have my doubts for the range of the missiles. They look way too small to be able to go that far out

This is only the theoretical maximum range, and I believe its maximum effective range in WT is approximately 15KM.

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Ah okay that makes sense. Any idea of its maneuverability? Doesn’t look like the most maneuverable missile

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There is no exact number, considering the performance of other Chinese air defense missiles, I don’t think it will be too low, may be between 20-30G. And it is worth mentioning that the FK-2000 can fire cannon and missiles while at 40km/h.

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Would be extremely cool, especially the AK630

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Is SHORAD the actual name of the missile?

FK-3000 and Pantsir-SM both have this ability to replace longer range missiles with many shorter range ones to counter swarms of drones.

Ofc no, the name of the missle is just the FK-2000.

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Yeah, FK-3000 can carry 6x FK-3000 or 48x FK-3000/L in each side, u can even carry 96x FK-3000/L to counter the drones.
And FK-3000 system include a unmaned drone with 24x FK-3000/S, very cool.

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In the offical image, the positioning of FK-2000 is the same as that of HQ-17A, and the theoretical performance of HQ-17A is similar to that of Tor-M2. From this, we can roughly guess the performance of FK-2000.

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+1 for top tier AA, but it looks like a flattened truck, kinda ugly tbh :p:

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+1

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+1. Absolutely needed ingame