Krauss Maffei Wildcat 30

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I would like to suggest the Krauss Maffei Wildcat 30 Air-Defense-Systems. It is a 30mm Mauser Mk 30 F Radar based AA system on the 6x6 Radpanzer Fuchs Hull.
While build by Krauss Maffei, Siemens, Hollandse Signaal, Mauser, KUKA and AEG for export, as for many potential customers the Gepard was too complicated and heavy. The Wildcat also had to be relativly inexpencive and 2 were build and shown to the public in 1981, however noone wanted to buy them and it was cancelled. Overall they were build without an official contract, as it was mainly for the export marked. Sadly i couldnt find more about the history/development, if you know more feel free to komment it.

As allready mentioned, the 6x6 Radpanzer Fuchs was used as a chassis, the upper Hatches were removed for the turret, but overall much was kept unchanged.
Instead of the 35mm Guns of the Gepard, the Wildcat 30 (as the names suggests) it uses the smaller and lighter but not much weaker 30mm Mk 30 F made by Mauser. Equipped with 340 Rounds and 40 additional rounds of Apds for anti ground. With overall similar configuration like the Gepard, consisting of He rounds and ApheI rounds as well as the mentioned Apds.

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Promotional Video:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6_CKKfVnVw

Specifications:
Crew: 3 Driver, Gunner, Commander
Length: 6,88 m
Width: 2,98 m
Height: 2,74 m (with lowered searchradar)
Weight: 18,5 t
Engine: 8 Cylinder Diesel Mercedes-Benz with 320 Ps
Speed: 80 kmh (10,5 kmh reverse)
Amphibious

Gun:
The 30mm Mk 30 F Mauser, 340 + 40 rounds. Fires the 30 x 173mm rounds at 800 Rpm each. Fully stabilized.
Weight: 155,5 kg
Barrle length: 2588 mm
Length: 3350 mm
Height: 291 mm
Width: 286 mm

SapheI-T (Apcbc) 1100 m/s 0,365 kg 18g Hexal (30,6g) 61mm/10m
Mk 266 Hei 1080 m/s 0,36 kg 32g Hexal (54,4g) 9mm/10m
Apds 1480 m/s 0,19 kg 87mm/10m
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Source:
Rheinmetall Website
Philip Trewhitt: Panzer. Die wichtigsten Kampffahrzeuge der Welt vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis heute
David Miller, Christopher F. Foss: Moderne Gefechtswaffen.

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would be a nice vehicle and could be added together with the fuchs with milan

Another spaa option that’s not copy paste 110% yes from me

+1 for Germany, and +1 for future Swiss tree for the MOWAG Shark variant:
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+1 (Mowag Shark) for Swiss Tech Tree

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+1, would fit nicely in a Swiss sub tree

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If there’s one thing ground players need is more spaa options, this is an awesome option! And it’s at least not copy and paste.