German SPAA, SAMs, Missiles and Anti Air Projectiles

SPAA

FlaRakRad (MAN 8x8)
FlaRakRad (MAN 6x6)

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Not needed strictly speaking but would be appreciated.
Could be added into the game at around 11.0 if VT-1 is removed.
(Exactly the same as the FlaRakRad)

SkyGuard-M

Rheinmetall Oerlikon SkyGuard-M: The Swiss-German six-shooter Needed in game. Would be a true 11.7 SPAA unlike the FlaRakRad as it is now

9K33 Osa

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Ozelot LFK-NG

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Research WIP


SAMs

Bayern Chemie Experimental hypervelocity missile (dead project) (not researching)

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HFK/KV

HFK/KV: The Ultimate Roland Needed for the SkyGuard-M when it gets introduced

HFK/L2

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Missile range: 16/50 km according to different sources

Roland Mach 5

Research WIP
Needed for the SkyGuard-M
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LFK-NG

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Needed for Tiger UHT
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IRIS-T SL (not researching)

IRIS-T SL - The Surface Launched variant


Missiles

IRIS-T (not researching)

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Needed on Eurofighter Typhoon, might be needed on F4F-ICE
IRIS-T - The pinnacle of IR guided Short Range Air to Air Missiles
The adding of the German Made IRIS-T IR Missile

Aim-9Li (not researching)

The AIM-9 Sidewinder - History, Design, Performance & Discussion (maybe has info on the 9Li)
Needed for F4F-ICE & stock missile for Eurofighter Typhoon

MELLS (not researching)
Dornier/BGT Viper

Dornier / BGT Viper AAM | Secret Projects Forum
International Defense Review 1976-06: Vol 9 Iss 3 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/tr/pdf/ADA278261.pdf

LaGS

German Company Transforms AIM-9L into Air-to-Ground Missile - Quwa


Anti Air projectiles

EPHAG

Research WIP
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Needed for German-specific Leopard 2 and M1A1/A2 Abrams tanks (only 120mm versions)

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Roland Mach 5

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The race to Mach 5

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Testing

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Technical Specifications

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Extra information from websites

From Missilery info

The Roland Mach 5 (RM5) missile has increased immunity to electromagnetic and infrared interference and is capable of intercepting armored helicopters, highly maneuverable support aircraft, and in some cases, RPVs, as well as cruise missiles. The RM5 missile is equipped with contact and proximity fuses and has a fragmentation warhead weighing 11 kg with heavy fragments having increased kinetic energy. The proximity fuse is adapted for firing at low altitude and is effective when operating against small-sized targets. The destructive effect of the warhead is complemented by the high kinetic energy of the missile in the event of a direct hit on the target. The RM5 has a powerful solid propellant rocket engine with an optimal (progressive) thrust profile, which makes it possible to intercept air targets at long distances and increase the likelihood of intercepting highly maneuverable targets at short range, starting from 1.5 km. The maximum flight speed is 1600 m/s, at a distance from 5 to 10 km - the average flight speed is 1000 m/s. Effective firing range - 12km, maximum range - 16km. The missile’s flight time is respectively: at a range of 8 km - 7 s, at a range of 10 km - 10 s, at a range of 12 km - 13 s. Maximum altitude reach 8000m. The missile operates under conditions of very high overloads: at a range of 8 km - 70 g, at a range of 10 km - 45 g, at a range of 12 km - 25 g.

From Forecast international

Roland RM-5. Aerospatiale, Matra, and MesserschmittBolkow-Blohm had commenced a joint development program aimed at the design and production of a hypervelocity missile as part of a wide-ranging upgrade for the Roland air defence system. Development and production of the new missile, designated Roland RM-5, was expected to cost FRF1 billion ($180 million) over the next five years. Aerospatiale and MBB invited Matra to join their team based on the market studies that Matra had undertaken in 1988 regarding the feasibility of developing/producing a hypervelocity missile.
The program’s costs were to be evenly divided among the three companies, as were the development work, production, and profits. Aerospatiale was to have acted as the general coordinator of the program, but a steering committee, comprising executives from the three partners, was to supervise the program. The partners were committed to the preliminary design phase only.
This phase continued until mid-1991, at an estimated cost of FRF150 million ($25.95 million). The next key decision, on whether to launch full-scale development, came in late 1991 when Germany and France decided not to pursue this option.
The RM-5 was to be equipped with a dual-purpose warhead that produced dense, heavy, high-kinetic
energy fragments effective against hardened targets, plus a proximity fuse for very-low-altitude firings and the destruction of small targets. In addition, the agility of the missile (70 G at 8 km) was to have allowed it to intercept fast aircraft making evasive manoeuvres at 6 G or turns at 9 G. With a maximum range of 16 km, an effective range of 12 km, and maximum altitude of 8 km, the RM-5 was to provide the ability to engage aircraft carrying stand-off missiles before these weapons could be released.
The RM-5 was intended primarily for use with the new Glaive version of the Roland fire unit, which
Aerospatiale and MBB were developing through the joint venture firm Euromissile. The Glaive fire unit
consisted of an improved sight, with a new infrared optical sensor in addition to the radar and optronic
sensors of current versions. Its development, estimated at FRF600 million ($108.5 million), was being funded by the French and Federal German governments under a 1989 joint contract. The Glaive fire unit was scheduled to enter service in 1996.

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LFK NG

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Testing

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Technical Specifications

Launch weight: 28Kg
Missile weight: 19kg
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Maximum speed: 2.5 Mach
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Maximum range: 8km

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BGT’s Stefan Eckert says the missile will weigh 19kg (42lb), have an 8km (5 miles)-plus range and a maximum Mach 2.5 velocity.
LeFla resembles a scaled-down IRIS-T - being 1.8m (5.9ft)-long with a 90mm diameter. The MSK one-colour, imaging infrared seeker has a 70mm diameter uses a two dimensional matrix similar to IRIS-T, says Eckert. The scan field-of-view, is however, slightly less than the ±90° of IRIS-T, he adds.
Using the IRIS-T configuration gives the missile high manoeuvrability, says Eckert, while a datalink allows target position updates to be passed to the missile when used in the NLOS mode.
As with the larger weapon, aerodynamic fins and thrust vectoring control are used to manoeuvre the missile. Eckert says the TVC allows the missile to be used from vertical launchers. Bayen Chemie will supply the dual pulse motor.

From Flight International, 2000.
Stefan Eckert is the COO of Diehl BGT.

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HFK/L2

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EPHAG

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One bird, One stone… at Mach 3

Around 1990, the German defence firm Diehl BGT, noticing the apparent lack of self defence for tanks against airborne weapon systems (primarily helicopters), set to work on a gun-fired anti air projectile. While this could not be classified as a missile as it was unpropelled, it is a projectile fired using the Rheinmetall 120mm L/44 and L/55 smoothbore cannons.

Being a discarding-sabot gun-launched self-guided projectile, it requires either lock on before launch or LOAL (lock-on-after-launch). It is equipped with an IR seeker utilising quadrant sensors coupled with an air-bearing, air-driven free gyro thereby giving it impeccable DIRCM resistance.

The German government even saw promise in the munition and decided to fund official testing for two years starting from 1996. Going so far as successful demonstrations in Bundeswehr field trials. However, due to military doctrine, the concept of tanks engaging helicopters with a designated projectile was dropped even though it was a successful project.

Testing

Diehl BGT has done several test firings of the projectile from L/44 guns against 2x2 and 0.5x0.5 m^2 targets, successfully engaging them at ranges of 4 to 6 kilometres using the warhead of small kinetic and high explosive sub-munitions housed inside the aft section of the projectile.

Projectile guidance is done through an IR seeker which gives commands to the onboard computer which in turn, guides the four deployable aerodynamic cruciform wings.

Something interesting about the EPHAG as compared to other guided munitions is the control method. Instead of using the fins as rotatable control surfaces, the fins slide across the middle length of the projectile in pairs, there by altering its centre of gravity and flight characteristics and guiding the missile into the target. The wing actuator system uses two cobalt-samarium electromotors, one for each wing pair, to slide the wings and guide the projectile.

EPHAG also has an extendable metal spike at the head to reduce aerodynamic drag by deflection and breaking of stagnant air in the flight path.

Technical Specifications

Round weight: unknown (around 20 to 28kg)
Projectile weight: unknown (around 10 to 20kg)
Projectile acceleration: 35,000 G’s
Maximum speed: 3705km/h (Mach 3)
Maximum overload: unknown (around 20G)(on top of the acceleration G’s)
Warhead mass: unknown (around)
Maximum range: 6km
Maximum flight time: 5.5 to 6 seconds (not limited)

EPHAG in game

Because it was trialled on the L/44 in Germany, these German vehicles should receive this projectile:

Vehicles that do not match the operator country (Leo 2PL) should not be able to utilise this shell, and vehicles made and retired before this shells development should also not receive this shell.

Vehicles with the new L/55 cannon can in THEORY utilise this shell but I am not aware if the higher peak pressures are safe for the EPHAG to operate in. Hence I deduce that only the L/44 users listed above can use the EPHAG.

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Above image shows the discarding sabot nature of EPHAG

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EPHAG internals, note the nose spike extended as well as the slits where the fins slide

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Interestingly, this article quotes Dr. micheal langer saying that the HFK/KV missile has a range of just around 50km.
forecast international also quotes Dr. langer on this…
perhaps a revision of my previous range estimate is in order…

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this seems to be the initial plan however that amount of range might never have been acheived by the HFK/KV as it is largely terminal for its flight.
what could have had such a range however is the HFK/L2

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