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NVA 9K33M3 "Osa-AKM"


NVA 9K33M3 "Osa-AKM"  

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  1. 1. Would you like to see the NVA 9K33M3 "Osa-AKM"implemented in the German Ground Forces Tree?

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NVA 9K33M3 "Osa-AKM" 




In the early 1960s the Soviet Council of Ministers wanted to create a new type of self-propelled anti air system which could act autonomously without the need for auxiliary equipment in a fixed position. This SPAA was to have a search radar, fire-control radar and missile tubes all in one vehicle allowing for greater battlefield mobility to support ground troops. This also meant that the Soviets could now target several air targets at once with increased target channels. Development with the 9M33 missile started with the concept of a semi-active missile. It would weigh around 50-60 kg and would be guided by a mixture of heat seeking and radar based on the earlier 3M9 missile for the Kub anti-air system. However this proved to be difficult with the downsizing of the missile also reducing the heat seeking ability. In 1965 the missile development was reworked with a warhead of 110 kg and some changes made to the propulsion system though teething problems continued until 1967 in testing. The 9K33 Osa itself made its first prototype debut in 1974 after extensive review of the weapon system again in 1970 entering service in 1975. 

The Soviets made arrangements to give East Germany an upgraded version of the 9K33 weapon system under the designation "Osa-AKM" in 1980. This upgrade was intended to combat NATO gunships more effectively as attack helicopters became more widely used on the battlefield. It improved the radar guidance and added a new missile; the "9M33M3" with increased effectiveness up to 15km. The 9K33's first appearance in an East German military parade seen above caught NATO by surprise and it was only until the end of the Cold War that its capabilities were fully revealed. When the Iron Curtain fell Germany evaluated the equipment but sought not to keep them (they were too costly to convert to NATO standards) and sold the remaining Osa-AKMs to Greece.







Technical Data:


Vehicle (9K33 Osa-AKM)

  • Weight: 17.5 tonnes
  • Length: 9.14 m
  • Width: 2.75 m
  • Height: 4.20 m (radar down)
  • Engine: D20K300 Diesel 300 hp
  • Max speed: 80 km/h
  • Crew: 5
  • Ammo: 6 missiles

■Missile (9M33M3)

  • Missile length: 3158 mm
  • Missile bore: 209.6 mm
  • Missile weight: 128 kg 
  • Warhead weight: 16 kg Frag-HE
  • Max range: 15 kilometres 
  • Speed: Mach 2.4




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so this is a suggestion of a soviet vehicle in the suggestions for germany?

why didnt you just suggest it for the ussr as well since its originaly soviet and hasnt been suggested yet ?

i would like to have this in game but it should at least be in the ussr suggestions as well.

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24 minutes ago, hienapunk said:

I thought the Germans only ever used the osa AK, not AKM.

95% sure you're right. I think they had like 41 or so of the Osa-AK variant prior to reunification. They were sold to Greece which operates both the AK and AKM variants. 

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