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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.

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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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Hello dear tank friends, first of all thank you very much for the positive feedback! When it came to the Jadgpanzer prototype, I had also thought of the Strv 103, but I sent these pictures to companies like Henschel, MAK and Rheinmetall and nobody knows what this vehicle is. I tend in the direction of Mowag, Mowag helped develop the medium-sized tracked vehicle family with Henschel and Ruhrstahl as an example, such as the Marder, Kanonenjagdpanzer, Roland ... on the German side and the Tornado on the Swiss side. I think the drive arrangement alone gives my assumption right. What is also an indication of this is the autonomous weapon mount. A few more pictures attached, I hope you like them :)


Here are a few more pictures of the unknown tank destroyer
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Here the Leopard 2 prototype with PT11 turret
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Here in comparison to the Leopard 1 of the 0 series

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And here the Wildcat anti-aircraft system
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Greetings from Frielendorf - Germany!
 

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If anyone has any information about the VT series such as drawings, pictures, please get in touch!
 

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I assume the Wildcat is missing it's gun barrels?

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No, this vehicle had electro-optic sighting system in the front, and rotating missile launcher on both sides
Ah, that wasn't clear from your original post. What missiles were intended to be mounted?
unknown, but probably Stinger sort of things
What is it with Western Army's and their seeming fobia about complementing missiles with guns and guns with missiles.
I know, I know and Appriciate that many perceive the 'missile' as more effective, longer ranged, supposedly more cost-effective...
But seriously how hard is it, how much additional $$$ does it really take to incorporate the likes of at least one 20mm cannon into this configuration depicted by this model? I would have thought the Bundeswehr of all army's would have appreciated the importance of a cannon completing a missile, to say nothing of the guns value in a ground-to-ground role, whilst in combat.

Sorry about rant

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