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Tracked Rapier
Tracked Rapier
Info
Nation Flag United Kingdom United Kingdom
Class Anti-Aircraft Vehicle
Variant(s) Tracked Rapier FSA
Cost 40 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 1 / Side 1 / Rear 1 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Size Medium
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 35 km/h
Road Speed 110 km/h
Icon WRD Amphibious 15 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 500 L
Icon WALB Autonomy 500 km
Icon WALB Year 1978
Icon WALB Type Marines, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
SAM Rapier (SACLOS)

Available to NATO forces, the Tracked Rapier is a British anti-aircraft vehicle.

HistoryEdit

The Tracked Rapier was originally not intended for the British Army, being a special order from the Shah of Iran. The latter ordered a mobile version of the British Rapier SAM, which used to be used as fixed AA position then. British engineers decided to use the same M548 chassis as the Chaparral's. But the Shah was overthrown by the Iranian Revolution before the vehicles could be delivered, so it was the British Army that finally acquired them.

8 missiles are mounted on the Tracked Rapier, with a search radar. It has both more missiles than the Chaparral and more accurate. Yet, it has less range than the later American variant, and must keep tracking its target after firing (making it vulnerable to SEAD attack), while the Chaparral's missiles, being heat-seeker, are fire & forget and invisible to SEAD.

OverviewEdit

Weapon Edit

Red Dragon Edit

Weapons WRD Icon Rapier
Type SAM No Weapon No Weapon
Name Rapier
Caliber SACLOS
Ammo x 8
Range Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2800 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2275 m
Accuracy 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A
AP Power N/A
HE Power 5
Icon WALB Suppression 200
Rate of fire 3 r/min

GalleryEdit

See AlsoEdit

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