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Hi gents

Many years ago I remember reading and seeing an article about a West German SPAAG system then in development (1980’s I think?).
I think it was called the ‘Wildcat’ (?)
I looked as if it used the chassis of the TPz Fuchs 6x6 APC, with a turret that was armed with 2x30mm cannon and radar
Does anyone have any information and drawings/pictures of this design?
And why did it not go into service?

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Wildcat SPAAG
 

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Krauss-Maffei project- initally based on Transport Panzer-1: 5 differrent fire control options available from V1 clear weather to V5 all-weather-fire-control & auto tracking. Fitted with 2x30mm Nauser Mk30-F cannons each with 250 rounds - fires 800 rounds per minute. range approx 3000m - S.Korea's Flying Tiger K-30 was based on the Wildcat.
 

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Thanks gents

That’s the baby I was looking for!
Looks like a good and cost-effective kit (?), what with German quality engineering.
I am some what surprised that it never got more customers!

The Australian Army could do with something of this capability – say mounted on the chassis of an ASLAV 8x8 - a poor mans Gepard

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Sorry for dig up a old topic.

There was a 8X8 variant of Wildcat SPAAG. The prototype is or was a marriage between Wildcat turret and Mowag Shark Weapons Carrier chassis. The vehicle was market throughout the 1980's and 1990's.
 

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Thanks xiaofan for your contribution!
Some great pics

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JAZZ said:
Krauss-Maffei project- initally based on Transport Panzer-1: 5 differrent fire control options available from V1 clear weather to V5 all-weather-fire-control & auto tracking. Fitted with 2x30mm Nauser Mk30-F cannons each with 250 rounds - fires 800 rounds per minute. range approx 3000m - S.Korea's Flying Tiger K-30 was based on the Wildcat.

Speaking of the K-30:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3txWXJ7Ep1k
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?234055-S-Korean-companies-to-commence-production-of-a-locally-developed-AD-system-in-2014​

There are also some pics/info of the spin-off Black Fox platform wheeled SPAAG in the above linked thread.


EDIT: Above image incorrectly identified as Black Fox based SPAAG!​
 
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The 8x8 in your post is the Rotem KW2 AAGV.
The 8x8 Black Fox SPAAG/SAM is this:
 

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