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M48 Chaparral
M48 Chaparral
Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Anti-Aircraft Missile
Variant(s) M48A1 Chaparral, M48A3 Chaparral
Cost 40 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 5
Size Medium
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 60 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 420 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 410 km
Icon WALB Year 1954
Icon WALB Type Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
SAM MIM-72A (Infrared)

The M48 Chaparral is an Anti-Aircraft vehicle for the United States that first appeared in Wargame: European Escalation.

HistoryEdit

After failure of the MIM-46 Mauler program, US Army MICOM (Missile Command) started a study to adapt the AIM-9D serve as a Surface to Air role. The missiles fired from this system was first generation infra-red missiles which were tail chase only missile like the Redeyes. These missile were similar to the AIM-9D but have only have two rollerons the other two having been replaced by non-moving thin fins to provide less drag since the missile is land fired.

The M48 Chaparral was carried on M730 which a member of M113 family of Vehicles. Chaparral had four ready to fire missile and eight more stored on the vehicle for reloading.

M48 Chaparral, M167 Vulcan Air Defense System (VADS) and Stingers served as the primary tactical air defense assets of the US Army. M48 entered operational service in May 1969.

OverviewEdit

European EscalationEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The M48 Chaparral is on of the United States main Integrated Air Defense Network vehicles and because of this plays a very important role in most US decks. It's main purpose in a US deck is to provide heavy Anti-Helicopter support as it's MIM-72A has a reasonable range. While not as accurate or stocking as many missiles as it's Soviet or other NATO counterparts it is on of the only three Infared AA vehicles the US has got the others being the prototype M1097 Avenger or it's upgraded sibling the M48A1 Chaparral.

WeaponsEdit

European EscalationEdit

Weapons
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name MIM-72A
Caliber IR
Ammo x 4
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 3
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 6
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 9 r/min

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name MIM-72A
Caliber IR
Ammo x 4
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 7
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power 0
HE Power 5
Icon WALB Suppression N/A
Rate of fire 9 r/min

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon MIM-72A
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name MIM-72A
Caliber Infrared
Ammo x 12
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2625 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Accuracy 30%
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power N/A
HE Power 6
Icon WALB Suppression 240
Rate of fire 20 s r/min

See AlsoEdit

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