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;Arcade Battles
 
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The {{PAGENAME}} in Arcade battles is generally very simple. It does not have any secondary weapons such as an autocannon or machinegun which essentially bounds it to stay in the spawn point for the rest of the battle unless taken down. The missiles have very good explosive power however they arent very fast so they arent very good in dealing with fast and mobile targets such as jets or planes. On the other hand, in Arcade Battles this problem does not exist at the rank in which it will serve, as it will only see helicopters which are much slower and less nimble than planes are, essentially the perfect targets for the FlaRakPz. Unfortunately, other SPAA of its rank can easily do the same thing if not better than this vehicle, especially the Tungushka with its 8 missiles and quad 30 mm cannons. With only missiles in hand, this tank should never engage enemy vehicles at all unless they are aerial targets, instead seek to play close allies or in the spawn or in open areas where you can have the best view of the skies in the map.
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The {{PAGENAME}} does not have any additional armaments to attack other vehicles or protect itself, limiting its offensive ability towards even slightly-armoured targets. Due to this, moving any distance from the spawn point will result in death due to the thin armour and increased visibility, due to vehicle markers, making you an easy target. Both the Roland 1 and Roland 3 SAMs both have a maximum speed of 900 m/s, with payloads of 3.3 kg and 4.45 kg of Composition B respectably, more than enough to deal with the only aircraft type (helicopters) it will encounter in this game mode. Moving alongside allies or waiting in or near spawn areas - where you have the best view of the sky - will be rewarding as when engaging medium to heavily armoured units, the explosive mass of the missiles will be most useful in destroying or disabling targets, requiring knowledge of vulnerable spots on enemy vehicles to deliver a killing blow. Due to the large explosive mass of both missiles, it can hull-break light targets.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
* Has access to the ground-to-air Roland missiles
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* Has Roland 3 missiles as a tier 2 modification, increasing the vehicle's offensive range to 8.5 km
* The missiles are very manoeuvrable  
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* Roland 1 and Roland 3 missiles are reactive and manoeuvrable  
* Good mobility and armour for an anti-aircraft vehicle
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* Active radar system with a scan range of 15 km
* Can shoot down planes and choppers from very long range
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* Slightly higher-than-average max speed (70 km/h)
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* No extra cannon or machine gun
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* Significantly lower missile velocity compared to the ADATS (1200 m/s) and Stormer HVM (1400 m/s)
* Compared to other nations, the missiles are a slower
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* Only two missiles available before a fixed-reload of 10.0 s
* The missiles cannot be used to destroy tanks
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* Lack of additional armament for close-range or armoured targets
* Can only fire 2 missiles before it needs to reload
 
* Lack of cannon makes shooting planes at close range very difficult
 
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 20:33, 19 January 2020

FlaRakPz 1 Roland 2
germ_flarakpz_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
10.0/10.0/10.0BR
SPAAClass
3 peopleCrew
-1 154 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
32 / 15 / 11Hull
15 / 15 / 15Turret
Mobility
32.5 tWeight
1 145 hp600 hpEngine power
35 hp/t19 hp/tSurface density
76 km/h forward
76 km/h back
70 km/h forward
70 km/h back
Speed
Armament
Roland SAMMain weapon
10 roundsAmmunition
10.0 sReload
2 roundsBelt capacity
145 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 80°Vertical guidance
up to 1 km/hFire on the move
Economy
390 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png10 000 / 13 630/6 800 / 9 268/17 110 / 23 320Repair
290 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 020 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
232 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage FlaRakPz 1.jpg


The FlaRakPz 1 Roland 2 is a rank VII German self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Usage in battles

Arcade Battles

The FlaRakPz 1 does not have any additional armaments to attack other vehicles or protect itself, limiting its offensive ability towards even slightly-armoured targets. Due to this, moving any distance from the spawn point will result in death due to the thin armour and increased visibility, due to vehicle markers, making you an easy target. Both the Roland 1 and Roland 3 SAMs both have a maximum speed of 900 m/s, with payloads of 3.3 kg and 4.45 kg of Composition B respectably, more than enough to deal with the only aircraft type (helicopters) it will encounter in this game mode. Moving alongside allies or waiting in or near spawn areas - where you have the best view of the sky - will be rewarding as when engaging medium to heavily armoured units, the explosive mass of the missiles will be most useful in destroying or disabling targets, requiring knowledge of vulnerable spots on enemy vehicles to deliver a killing blow. Due to the large explosive mass of both missiles, it can hull-break light targets.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has Roland 3 missiles as a tier 2 modification, increasing the vehicle's offensive range to 8.5 km
  • Roland 1 and Roland 3 missiles are reactive and manoeuvrable
  • Active radar system with a scan range of 15 km
  • Slightly higher-than-average max speed (70 km/h)

Cons:

  • Significantly lower missile velocity compared to the ADATS (1200 m/s) and Stormer HVM (1400 m/s)
  • Only two missiles available before a fixed-reload of 10.0 s
  • Lack of additional armament for close-range or armoured targets

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


Germany anti-aircraft vehicles
Tracked  Flakpanzer I · Flakpanzer 38
Half-track  Sd.Kfz. 6/2
Based on Pz.IV  Wirbelwind · Ostwind · Ostwind II · Kugelblitz
Based on Pz.V  Flakpanzer 341
Post-war  Gepard · FlaRakPz 1