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ERC-20 Kriss



Overview


ERC-20 Kriss

ERC-20 Kriss self-propelled anti-aircraft gun on parade in Gabon.
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Origin
France
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Entered service
1980's
Status
In service
Developer
France - Panhard
Production
1980's
Producer
France - Panhard
Number produced
4
Designation
ERC-20 / Engin à Roues, Canon de 20mm
French for "wheeled vehicle with 20mm cannon".
Notable users
Gabon

Description


Introduction

The ERC-20 Kriss is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun of French origin. It was developed as a cost effective system for export sales. However, it wasn't very successful. Only a handful of ERC-20 Kriss were produced.

Layout

The ERC-20 is a light anti-aircraft variant of the ERC six-wheeled reconnaissance and fire support vehicle. The Kriss is fitted with a SAMM TTB220 turret armed with two French 20mm M621 autocannon.

Firepower

The ERC-20 is armed with two M621 autocannon. These fire 20x102mm ammunition at 800 rpm per gun. A total of 560 rounds are carried. There is no radar guidance, making the ERC 20 a daytime and fair weather system. This makes the ERC-20 effective only against helicopters and slow moving aircraft, such as used in the COIN role. The ERC-20 is also effective in the ground support role.

Protection

The armor protects the ERC-20 Kriss from small arms fire and shell splinters. The ERC-20 is operated from under full armor protection.

Mobility

The ERC-20 has a good mobility on roads and reasonable cross country mobility. The 155 hp Peugeot petrol engine provides a maximum road speed of 95 km/h and a range of about 700 km.

Users

Only 4 vehicles of this variant were produced for export to Gabon.

Details


Facts ERC-20 Kriss
General
Origin
France
Type
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
Crew
3 (commander, driver, gunner)
Dimensions
Weight
8 t
Length
5.1 m hull
Width
2.49 m
Height
2.5 m
Armament
Type
2x 20mm M621 autocannon
Mount
Turret
Ammunition
560 rounds
Rate of fire
800 rpm per gun. 1.600 rpm combined
Traverse
360 degrees
Automotive
Chassis
Wheeled, 6x6, 1.63 + 1.22 m wheelbase
Engine
Peugeot V6 petrol
Power output
155 hp at 5.250 rpm
Mobility
Max speed
95 km/h
Fuel capacity
242 L
Range
700 km
Ground clearance
0.34 m
Wall
0.8 m
Trench
1.1 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
30 %
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
Up to 10 mm
Smoke
2x2 smoke grenade dischargers
NBC system
Optional