Flakpanzer GEPARD

Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) or Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer (Flakpanzer) was developed from the mid-1960s until 1973, although it would not enter service until 1976. The vehicle consists of a turret equipped with two Oerlikon GDF 35/90mm anti-aircraft guns and an air search radar that is installed on the chassis of the Leopard 1 MBT. Years ago it was considered an obsolete vehicle, more appropriate for supporting infantry than as an anti-aircraft vehicle, but the arrival of suicide and attack drones on the battlefield has allowed it once again to demonstrate its effectiveness. Thanks to the good range of its guns (more than 5 km) and its radar (more than 15 km) it is being very effective in Ukrainian hands against Russian suicide drones and even cruise missiles.

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Country of origin



Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW)


Self-propelled anti aircraft gun vehicle

Entered service




Combat weight

46,000 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

7.68 x 3.27 x 3.29 (radar retracted) meters

Armour, (maximum)

Steel: Maximum 70mm

Power plant

1 x MTU MB 838 Ca M.500, 10-cylinder multi-fuel engine, 830 hp
1 x Daimler-Benz OM-314 diesel engine, 95 hp (auxiliary power unit)


65 km/h


550 km


2 x 35/90mm Oerlikon KDA guns + 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 smoke grenade dischagers


680 x 35mm rounds

Rate of fire, (maximum)

550 rounds per minute, each gun

Shell weight

MSD & PSD type: 1.56 kg

Shell range

4,000 meters ceiling – 5.50 km to ground targets

Muzzle velocity

MSD & PSD type: 1,175 m/s – TLD type: 1,375 m/s – FAPDS type: 1,440 m/s

Warhead, (explosive charge)

MSD & PSD type: 0.55 kg – TLD type: 0.37 kg