Ozelot

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Ozelot
AB RB SB
9.3 9.3 9.3
Class:
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Purchase:590 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Leichtes Flugabwehrsystem Ozelot is a rank VI German SPAA with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ground Breaking".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 / 8 / 8
Turret8 / 8 / 8
Crew2 people
Visibility86 %

The armour is extremely thin and only serves to protect the vehicle from shell splinters and rifle-calibre machine guns. Anything with a calibre of 12.7 mm and larger will destroy this vehicle.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 8 mm (9°) Lower plate
8 mm (30-68°) Lower glacis
8 mm
8 mm (34°) Belly junction
8 mm (37°) 6 mm
Superstructure 8 mm (59-73°) Upper glacis 8 mm (30-34°) 6 mm (7°) Crew compartment
8 mm Ammo rack
8 mm (17-31°) Engine compartment
6 mm Crew compartment
Missile launcher 6 mm 6 mm 6 mm 6 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick, while torsion bars are 8 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB77 / 32 km/h
RB and SB71 / 30 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight4.1 t
Engine power
AB210 hp
RB and SB110 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB51.2 hp/t
RB and SB26.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 77 32 4.1 156 210 38.05 51.22
Realistic 71 30 97 110 23.66 26.83

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 200 → 8 080 Sl icon.png
RB6 500 → 10 101 Sl icon.png
SB6 540 → 10 163 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications189 100 Rp icon.png
314 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training170 000 Sl icon.png
Experts590 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 170 / 250 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank laser rangefinder.png
Laser rangefinder
Research:
9 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
70mm_stinger_block2_aam_ammo_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
430 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Fliegerfaust 2 Stinger
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition8 rounds
Belt capacity4 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
19.5 → 15.0 s
Fire rate60 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 70°
Fliegerfaust 2 Stinger missile Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 8 (4) -10°/+70° ±180° Two-plane 88.1 121.9 148.0 163.7 174.1 19.50 17.25 15.90 15.00
Realistic 59.5 70.0 85.0 94.0 100.0

Ammunition

Missile details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Range
(m)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Trigger radius
(m)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
FIM-92E SAM 680 5,000 10.1 1 0.1 N/A 540 79° 80° 81°
FIM-92K SAM 680 5,000 10.1 1 0.1 1 540 79° 80° 81°

The FIM-92E detonates on impact while the FIM-92K has a proximity fuse.

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
2 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Usage in battles

The Ozelot requires discipline to use efficiently. Care must be taken not to fire on enemies flying too close, otherwise the missile will not be able to turn quickly enough to hit the target. The Ozelot should be used in an open environment, as obstacles can interfere with the radar guidance of the missiles, or even get hit by the missiles themselves. Helicopters are this vehicle's main opponent.

Engaging helicopters

Activate the missile seeker and point the blinking green circle at the helicopter. When it turns red, you can fire the missile that will guide itself to the target. Once the missile is fired, you can begin to engage a different target while the missile is still in the air. For very low flying helicopters, you need to aim above the target as much as possible (about half of the circle's diameter, doing more will prevent a lock) in order to prevent the missile from hitting the ground. It may be beneficial if you choose an elevated position like a pile of rubble or a hill to fire from.

Note that it is harder to lock helicopters on winter maps and one may struggle to lock an Mi-24 helicopter at 2.5 km, which may lead some players to preferring using a Gepard on these maps.

Engaging planes

Engaging planes is more challenging due to the missile's low turning rate and energy retention. It is recommended to lock the target using your optical sensor or direct lock in the gunner's optics, but this is not required. As a rule of thumb for fast flying planes, aim as much as possible in front of where the plane is going to be and a little bit higher. Engaging a fast flying plane that is not flying towards you or away from you will usually cause the missile to miss. Experienced pilots will try to spot the white fume trail of the missile launch and will turn very hard, which is very likely to out-turn your missile. Since manoeuvring planes will lose energy, you can drain the energy/speed of the plane to a level where you can hit it with your 3rd or 4th missile. If you wait with the launch of the 4th missile until the plane is at 1.5 km, the plane cannot engage you after evading the last missile. However, if you fire your last missile in the magazine too early, they will use their guns to wipe you off the map. Unless you can replenish your missiles on a cap point, it may be more efficient to not fire at planes circling your position.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very fast and agile vehicle
  • Small profile and easily hidden
  • Missiles require no guidance after firing
  • Missiles do not require the vehicle to be stopped to fire.
  • Gen 3 thermals for scouting and sighting targets

Cons:

  • No armour
  • Surface-to-air missiles can be unreliable
  • Can not defend itself against ground vehicles

History

Wiesel 2

The Wiesel 2 entered service in 2001. This new vehicle was larger, faster, stronger, and more advanced than its predecessor. The Wiesel 2 was outfitted with a more advanced engine and fuel injector along with automatic transmission. The vehicle also saw an upgrade in armour, as it was slightly more advanced than the Wiesel 1's. Lastly the Wiesel 2 received an air conditioning system for the crew's comfort in the small tankette, and an integrated NBC protection system to ensure the crew's safety against nuclear and chemical threats.

Ozelot

Developed on the chassis of the Wiesel 2, the Ozelot was intended for light air defense in a range of up to 20 kilometers. This variant on the Wiesel 2 was created as a mobile air defense system armed with the leichtes Flugabwehrsystem (LeFlaSys). The Ozelot works alongside a secondary vehicle which contains guidance and radar systems called the "Reconnaissance, Command, and Fire Control Vehicle" (RCFCV), while the Ozelot itself is armed with the four missiles to eliminate the target. The RCFCV can command up to eight Ozelots on its own. It was later also fitted with a passive IRST system, allowing it to operate autonomously without an RCFCV if necesary. The Ozelot was deployed to many of the same missions as the Wiesel 1A4 such as Operation Essential Harvest in 2001 and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan from 2001-2014.

Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links


Germany anti-aircraft vehicles
Half-track  Sd.Kfz.251/21 · Sd.Kfz. 6/2
Flakpanzer IV  Wirbelwind · Ostwind · Ostwind II · Kugelblitz
Other Flakpanzers  Flakpanzer I · Flakpanzer 38 · Flakpanzer 341
Wiesel AWC  Wiesel 1A4 · Ozelot
Radar SPAAG  Gepard · Gepard 1A2
Missile SPAA  FlaRakPz 1 · FlaRakRad