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Gepard Flakpanzer
Gepards
Gepards on the lookout for enemy aircraft
Unit
Affiliation

ECA

Role
  • Anti-air
  • Anti-infantry
Armament
Tier

0

Properties
Hit points

400

Armor type

AntiAirVehicle

Transport slots

1 infantry (operates the mounted machine gun)

Sight radius

250

Amphibious

No

Speed (land)
  • 40 (30 when critically damaged)
  • 55 (40 when critically damaged) (add-on)
Production
Cost

$900

Build time

0:10

Produced by

Vehicle Assembly Depot

Requires

None

Hotkey

G

Combat
Ground attack
  • 8 (GATTLING) (autocannons)
  • 8 (COMANCHE_VULCAN) (mounted machine gun)
  • 100 (SURRENDER) (anti-infantry grenades)
Air attack

12 (GATTLING) (autocannons)

Cooldown
  • 200 (autocannons)
  • 100 (for the first 6 shots), 145 (after the first 6 shots) (autocannons, upgrade)
  • 67 (between shots), 800 (reload after 12 shots) (mounted machine gun)
  • 8000 (anti-infantry grenades)
Attack range
  • 190 (autocannons ground attack)
  • 240 (autocannons air attack)
  • 12 (autocannons radius)
  • 175, radius 4 (mounted machine gun)
  • 80, radius 20 (anti-infantry grenades)
Function
Add-ons
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells (Battlefield Prototypes)
  • Nano Shock Absorbers (Battlefield Prototypes)
Upgrades

Revolver Cannons

Abilities

Repels enemy infantry that came too close with grenades

Elite ability

Self-repair

Flakpanzer ready to clear the skies.
- Gepard leaving the Vehicle Assembly Depot
Gepard flakpanzer icon
The Gepard Flakpanzer is the ECA's primary anti-air and anti-infantry vehicle.

Lore

Some say I got an itchy trigger finger... they were right!
- Gepard

With the initial mission of NATO first rendered absurd, then obsolete in the wake of the 2028 GLA insurrection, many European armies once again changed their operational doctrines back to a heavier, more localized Cold War era home defense mindset. As a result, the German Army decided to re-introduce the trusted Gepard Flak Panzer, whose most recent model was updated with a new fire-control radar and the same 35mm anti-aircraft guns used by the Sky Shield system,which also naturally including the highly effective 'Birdshot' fragmentation rounds. This allows the Gepard to engage both air and soft ground targets and achieve effective results despite its slower rate of fire, an issue that can be mitigated via the installation of the new Revolverkanone-35 autocannon. In order to protect itself from infantry units that somehow make it past the two massive guns, the Gepard is also equipped with the same close area defense fragmentation grenades as the Leopard which proved to be an effective repellent against the suicide bombers of the GLA in North Africa.

Add-ons

Add-on Cost Description
Hydrogen fuel cells icon
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Free Installs hydrogen fuel cells on the vehicle that increases its speed by 33%.

Requires Manticore Protocol.

Nano shock absorbers icon
Nano Shock Absorbers
Free Equip the vehicle with nano shock absorbers that increases its armor by 25%.

Requires Manticore Protocol.

Overview

Time for some hunting.
- Gepard moving

The Gepard Flak Panzer is a slow moving and firing but well armed anti-air and anti-infantry unit. It is the only tier one anti-air vehicle with area of effect (AoE) damage capability, making it highly effective when defending against clusters of enemy infantry or rushing packs of enemy helicopters. 

The Gepard employs three different weapons for dispatching enemy infantry. It's primary weapon, the twin autocannons, can be very effective against clusters of enemy infantry. Like many ECA vehicles the Gepard also comes with an initially unmanned machine gun that can be manned by a Felin Infantry to give it another strong response to enemy infantry.  Lastly, the Gepard is equipped with close area defense fragmentation grenades. Any enemy infantry that gets too close is instantly sprayed with a shower of deadly shrapnel.

Like all tier one AA vehicles, the Gepard excels against enemy helicopters. It's autocannons, combined with a manned machine gun, can also be a threat to enemy light vehicles.  

The Gepard's slow speed sometimes makes it difficult to deal with fast enemy aircraft, specially enemy jets. Like all AA vehicles the Gepard is also not equipped to engage enemy armor. 

The Revolver Cannons upgrade increases the Gepard's fire rate by 15%, making it much more effective at dealing with fast enemy aircraft. If the Manticore Protocol is selected at the Research Facility, the Gepard gains access to two mutually exclusive upgrades - Nano Shock Absorbers that enhances its armor, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells that increase its speed.

Quotes

When created

  • Flakpanzer ready to clear the skies.

When selected

  • ECA Flakpanzer.
  • Some say I've got itchy trigger finger... they were right!
  • See anything out there?
  • The crew is itching for combat.
  • Waiting on you, Kommandant.
  • (Duck Hunt sound effect played in the background) Wh-what is it?
  • Yes? What is it?

When ordered to move

  • Flakpanzer, on the way.
  • Hit the gas.
  • Were going, crew.
  • Keep your eyes open.
  • Right away, Kommandant.
  • Schnell, schnell! ("Quick, quick!" in German)
  • Macht schnell! ("Hurry up!" in German)
  • They need us there.
  • Time for some hunting.

When the Revolver Cannons upgrade is complete

  • Oh yes, this will be good!
  • Even more shredding! Nice!

When ordered to attack

  • Jawohl! Engaging targets!
  • I'm going to make it a Swiss cheese!
  • Aha, there you are!
  • Your tour ends here.
  • Clouds of death.
  • You're about to have a very bad day.
  • Let's shred them.
  • And the weather for you: Deadly!
  • Clouds of death!

Gallery

See also

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