ItO 2005: The Real ASRAD-R (Replacing or supplementing In-game)

[Would you like to see this in-game?]
  • Yes
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DISCLAIMER: This is taken from my Finnish Ground Forces Sub-tree for Sweden. I added it to the Swedish tree due to the ASRAD-R already existing in-game, SAAB (Swedish Defense Company) participation in the creation of the ASRAD-R platform, as well as already having the Finnish ItO 90M in the Swedish tree.

ItO 2005: The Real ASRAD-R (Replacing or Supplementing In-game)

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  • Description :
    • Known as the Autonomous Short Range Air Defense System - RBS, or ASRAD-R is a vehicle mounted SHORAD system developed jointly by Rheinmetall and SAAB. This system carries an integrated RADAR allowing the vehicle to provide full Anti-Air capability. The system is armed with 4 ready to fire missiles and operates on an ACLOS guidance. In 2002, Finland ordered 16 systems, with 12 mounted on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 L38 4x4 chassis. This system is armed with Bolide missiles. The launcher can be lowered to a stowed position, reducing the visibility of the launching vehicle. This system is still in use today.
  • Armament :
    • Primary: RBS 70 SAM (Same munitions and capability as the ASRAD-R in-game)
      • Rounds:
        • Bolide Missile (Used by Finland) (w/ 4 Missiles, unknown if any stored)
  • Maneuverability :
    • Engine: 218hp-OM 924 LA
    • Transmission: MB Synchronized Reverse Transmission, 8-Foward, 6-Reverse
    • Chassis: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 5000 L38 4x4
    • Max Speed: ~105km/h Forward, 90km/h Reverse
  • Dimensions :
    • Length: 6.0m
    • Width: 2.3m
    • Height: 2.7m (w/o system)
    • Weight: 13.4 tons (w/ system)
  • Crew :
    • Driver
    • Commander
    • Gunner
  • Accessories:
    • Thermal Imager
      • Gunner
      • Commander
    • NVD
      • Driver
  • In-game:
    • This suggestion is to replace the currently implemented ASRAD-R in the Swedish tree with the Finnish variant that is actually used, further driving uniqueness in the Swedish Tree.
    • BR can be maintained due to lack of armor being made up in speed.
    • With its extreme speed (on and off-road), and being able to fold down the entire launcher, this would allow it to move very quickly around the battlefield and provide a unique launching system. Lacking the armor of its current variant, it would be easily destroyed similar to the already implemented German FlakRakRad.
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The actual ASRAD-R used by the Finnish Armed forces, known as the ItO 05. Note the launcher in the folded up and down positions.

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Interior of ItO 05 showing the Gunner (left) and Commander (right) seats.

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Displayed ItO 05 with open crew compartment.

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ItO 2005 firing a Bolide Surface to Air Missile.

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Rear view of the ItO 2005 vehicle.

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Voted yes. I was so sad to see this unique and actually in-service version being disregarded in favour of a generic M113.

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This could be foldered or added at 11.0, it would be a pretty solid vehicle I am just wondering if there is upgrades to turret rotation and elevation also further upgrade to the IR tracking?

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+1, even if ahistorical gaijin should add extra ammo in the hull for balance’s sake

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