Gepard

Notes: This is a flakpanzer (antiaircraft tank) used by Germany, the Netherlands (where it is known as the CA-1), and Belgium. The turret, called the Marksman, is also used on a T-55 chassis by Finland and on a G-6 chassis by South Africa. The Gepard itself is basically a much-modified Leopard 1 chassis topped with a large turret housing the antiaircraft gun system, including a radar for search purposes and a shorter-ranged radar for tracking targets and directing the guns. It has a superficial resemblance to the ZSU-57-2, but as the latter system was not encountered much in Europe and the Gepard was rare in areas where the ZSU-57-2 was common, few mistakes were made. Dutch CA-1s are easily distinguished by their differently-shaped radars; the CA-1ís search radar is T-shaped, and the tracking radar has a larger dish, and in addition, there are typically 4 smoke grenade launchers on each side of the turret on German and Belgian Gepards, while there are 6 smoke grenade launchers on each side of the CA-1ís turret. Otherwise, there is a driverís hatch on the front right deck, and a commanderís hatch on the turret deck.

Twilight 2000 Notes: It was common to put a weapon mount by the commanderís hatch, but Gepards were not issued that way.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Standard

$251,443

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

47.3 tons

3

14

Radar, Passive IR

Shielded

Late Production

$342,443

D, G, AvG, A

500 kg

47.4 tons

3

14

Radar, Passive IR, Image Intensification, Thermal Imaging

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

(Both)

126/88

32/22

985

293

Trtd

T6

TF15 HS6 TS6 HF38 HS10 HR8

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Standard

+4

Fair

2x35mm KDA Autocannons

660x35mm

Late Production

+4

Good

2x35mm KDA Autocannons

660x35mm

Ozelot

Notes: This is a Wiesel light combat vehicle fitted with a turret mounting a SAM launcher. Either Stingers or SA-16s may be used. The launcher has four tubes, and these weapons may be dismounted and used separate from the vehicle. The turret is also equipped with a passive air defense alert device.

There is also a version of the Ozelot, known as the platoon/battalion command post, which has no missiles, but instead has a rotary 3-D radar of Swedish make, known as HARD (Helicopter and Airplane Radio/radar Detection). These vehicles are normally linked to the Ozelot SAM vehicles. This allows a fire control rating of +2.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

SAM Vehicle

$111,806

D, A

300 kg

4.2 tons

3

3

Passive IR

Enclosed

Radar Vehicle

$67,095

D, A

300 kg

4.13 tons

3

6

Radar, Passive IR

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

(Both)

158/110

40/28

450

40

Trtd

T3

TF1 TS1 TR1 HF4 HS2 HR2

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

SAM Vehicle

+1 (+2 if linked with radar vehicle)

None

4xStinger or SA-16 Launchers

8xStinger or SA-16 SAMs

Radar Vehicle

None

None

MG-3 (C)

450x7.62mm

Radarpanzer

Notes: This is a modified Marder IFV fitted with a raised roofline and a turntable mounting a Siemens air defense radar system. The radar can be raised 10 meters above ground level, and has a range of 30 km. The vehicle is primarily meant to provide targeting information for Roland and Gepard air defense systems, but may be used with other air defense systems.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$109,205

D, A

400 kg

35 tons

4

14

Radar, Passive/Active IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

112/78

28/20/3

652

217

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF15 HS6 HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

MG-3 (C)

2500x7.62mm

Roland 2/Roland 3/Marder

Notes: This is the Roland surface-to-air missile system mounted on the chassis of the Marder IFV. The Marder is heavily modified for this role, not only using a different turret, but also carrying automatic reloading machinery in the rear of the vehicle instead of passengers. The Roland 2 and 3 are similar, but the Roland 3 has four missiles launching tubes instead of two. The result is an accurate SAM vehicle that can keep up with armored formations and is used for their protection. The commander and driverís hatch are on the front deck; the turret and the gunner have no hatch. The rear ramp is deleted, as are the firing ports.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Besides the Germans, this system was also used by Brazil in the Twilight War.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Roland 2

$190,183

D, A

500 kg

32.5 tons

3

14

Radar, Passive IR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Roland 3

$228,411

D, A

500 kg

33 tons

4

14

Radar, Passive IR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

(Both)

118/84

30/21/3

652

217

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF15 HS6 HR6

Vehicle

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

Roland 2

+3

None

2xRoland Launchers, MG-3 (C)

10xRoland SAMs, 1200x7.62mm

Roland 3

+3

None

4xRoland Launchers, MG-3 (C)

10xRoland SAMs, 1200x7.62mm