Wiesel 1A2

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This page is about the German tank destroyer Wiesel 1A2. For other versions, see Wiesel (Family).
Wiesel 1A2
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Wiesel 1A2
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Description

The Waffenträger Wiesel 1A2 TOW is a rank VI German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB) and 9.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Ground Breaking".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 / 8 / 8
Turret0 / 0 / 0
Crew3 people
Visibility62 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB87 / 32 km/h
RB and SB81 / 30 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight2.9 t
Engine power
AB166 hp
RB and SB87 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB57.2 hp/t
RB and SB30.0 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 87 32 2.9 124 166 42.76 57.24
Realistic 81 30 77 87 26.55 30

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 570 → 3 538 Sl icon.png
RB3 190 → 4 392 Sl icon.png
SB4 600 → 6 334 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications397 300 Rp icon.png
399 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training210 000 Sl icon.png
Experts740 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 010 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 160 / 220 % Sl icon.png
226 / 226 / 226 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_us_tow_2a_ammo_pack
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
340 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
152mm_us_tow_2_ammo_pack
Research:
35 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
33 000 Sl icon.png
490 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

BGM-71 TOW ATGM
Ammunition8 rounds
Belt capacity1 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
13.0 → 10.0 s
Fire rate7 shots/min
Vertical guidance-20° / 20°
Horizontal guidance-45° / 45°
Fire on the moveup to 5 km/h
Main article: BGM-71 TOW
BGM-71 TOW missile Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 8 ±20° ±45° N/A 26.4 36.5 44.3 49.0 52.1 13.00 11.50 10.60 10.00
Realistic 17.9 21.0 25.5 28.2 30.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
TOW-2 ATGM 800 800 800 800 800 800
TOW-2A ATGM (tandem) 800 800 800 800 800 800
TOW-2B ATGM 100 100 100 100 100 100
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Range
(m)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
TOW-2 ATGM 329 3,750 21.45 0.05 0.1 4,100 80° 82° 90°
TOW-2A ATGM (tandem) 329 3,750 22.63 0.4 0.1 4,190 80° 82° 90°
TOW-2B ATGM 309 3,750 22.59 0.05 0.1 3,140 80° 82° 90°

Ammo racks

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

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity1 000 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: MG3A1 (7.62 mm)
7.62 mm MG3A1
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (1,000) 1,200 -10°/+50° -30°/+120°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Great ATGM, including top-down attack modification for countersniping and NERA tanks
  • Good mobility
  • Small silhouette, making it easy to hide
  • Can properly hulldown behind short cover and has reasonable turret depression for the hills and high ground
  • Can scout while being an ATGM tank - renders smoke screens and cover useless in AB, makes it easier to call for help and to get a replacement in RB

Cons:

  • Almost no armour - can be broken, bullied and destroyed by using HMG or even LMG alone, will not sustain explosive damage either
  • While the crew is located low enough to survive some AP shots passing through the roof, the ammo racks are placed way too high, it is necessary to spend ammunition fast to survive
  • Low ATGM count, considering it can't stand up for itself in close quarters when rearming (Usually irrelevant in AB)
  • TOW-2B is a tier 4 upgrade, until then 1A2 is not much better than ATGMs of lower BR

History

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External links


Germany tank destroyers
Pz.38(t) Derivatives  Marder III · Marder III H · Jagdpanzer 38(t)
Panzerjäger 1  Panzerjäger I
Sturmpanzers  15cm sIG 33 B Sfl · Brummbär
StuG III  StuG III A · StuG III F · StuG III G · StuH 42 G
Pz.IV Derivatives  Jagdpanzer IV · Panzer IV/70(A) · Panzer IV/70(V) · Dicker Max · Nashorn
Jagdpanther  Jagdpanther · Bfw. Jagdpanther
Pz.VI Derivatives  Ferdinand · Jagdtiger
Wheeled/Half-track  8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/22 · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4
Rocket/Missile  15 cm Pz.W.42 · RakJPz 2 · RakJPz 2 (HOT) · Wiesel 1A2
Other  Sturer Emil · Waffenträger · VFW · JPz 4-5 · VT1-2