Monday, March 15, 2010

The German Gepard

Back with more Modern Military.

Today, I introduce you to the modern day German Flak Cannon.
It is also known as the Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard.
And I must say, the first word to the vehicle is pretty funny and long.

But i guess it is not funny matter to have your jet plane ripped to shreds by this vehicle.

A look on the Gepard from Above
Gepard in the open area.

"It is based on the Leopard 1 tank hull with a large fully rotating turret carrying the armament—a pair of 35mm Oerlikon KDA auto-cannons and the two radar dishes—a general search radar at the rear of the turret and the tracking radar, and a laser rangefinder, at the front between the guns. Each gun has a firing rate of 550 rounds/min." -Wikipedia.

It is said though that Stinger teams like to attached themselves to a Gepard to used its extensive Radar capabilities to defend against aircraft.

However, it gets me wondering, are flak cannons and AA Guns still relevant in today's modern warfare against advance jets.

Food for thought?

German Gepard Anti Air Cannon
Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard on the lookout.

Onto Model Making, I am currently studying abroad, as such, I did not bring my Arleigh Burke Kit with me to construct. This due to not having enough space to store all my paints and my model kit too. However, I have started constructing and doing a fast paint job on the JMSDF Oyashio Class Submarine. This will be followed up with painting and fixing some GHQ Modern Naval Ships that I brought along.

So time will not go to waste. :)

Till then, Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer!!!

HAHA no offense to any Germans, Europeans or Dutch people here but this Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer word reminded me of the Eurotrip movie and the "Vandersex" Funny scene in which the guy had to say the SAFE WORD to stop the "Vandersex".


    I don't know how they are both related but that is just f**king hilarious.

    You say this is from the movie Eurotrip?
    HMMMM definitely wana take a look at it.

    BRING IN THE FLUGA($^*$)(*#( !!!
    lmao.. really couldn't help but laugh.

  2. Ahhh good ol' times of Eurotrip.

    I bet that word came out of gibberish though.

    Don't really know german, but i'm guessing that they made that up.

    Hilarious, nonetheless. And great job on your progress of your models, Jiaqi.

    Might I suggest that you guys film videos of you making the models and more stuff.
    More videos and interactivity won't hurt.

    Great blog, nonetheless.

  3. I must say, Most german names for military stuff are pretty cool although I am not really a military model collector.
    But Luftwaffe, WehrMacht and Blitzkrieg sounds pretty cool.

    Never would I laugh at something like this. But then again, it is pretty much nonsense and bullshit of the Eurotrip comedy that made it funny.