Started by GTX, November 25, 2008, 12:57:57 AM
QuoteKnown versions of the Wiesel 1 and Wiesel 2 with different weapon configurations including machine guns, antitank missiles, and anti-aircraft missiles (Source:Wikipedia entry for the Wiesel Armoured Weapons Carrier): Wiesel 1 Aufklärung - reconnaissanceWiesel 1 ATM HOT - anti-tank vehicle fitted with HOT missilesWiesel 1 ATM HOT Variant 1 - fitted with UTM-800 turretWiesel 1 Radar - fitted with RATAC-S multi-purpose radarWiesel 1 ATM TOW - anti-tank vehicle fitted with TOW missilesWiesel 1 ATM TOW Resupply - cargo carrier fitted with racks for TOW missilesWiesel 1 BTM208 - fitted with a SAMM BTM208 turret armed with a MG3 and a M2HB machine gunWiesel 1 MK20 - fire support version with a Rheinmetall MK 20 Rh202 20 mm cannonWiesel 1 MK20 Variant 1 - Uprated with new sightWiesel 1 MK25 - 25 mm armed versionWiesel 2 BF/UF (LeFlaSys Command) - air defence unit command postWiesel 2 AFF (LeFlaSys Radar) - fitted with air defence radarWiesel 2 Ozelot (LeFlaSys Launcher) - fitted with air defence missile launcherWiesel 2 Ozelot (LeFlaSys Launcher Variant 1) - retrofitted with box-type launchersWiesel 2 AmbulanceWiesel 2 APC - 2 + 4 crew armoured personnel carrierWiesel 2 Command - battalion command postWiesel 2 Mortar - 120mm mortarWiesel 2 Mortar Variant 1 - mortar version with external supportsWiesel 2 Argus - reconnaissanceWiesel 2 Carrier - ammunition resupplyWiesel 2 Pionier - combat engineer reconnaissanceWiesel 2 Primus - reconnaissance and fire controlWiesel 2 ATM HOT - anti-tank vehicle fitted with HOT missilesWiesel 2 SYRANO - Robotic system for the French ArmyThe Wiesel 2 is a stretched version of the Wiesel 1, with a fifth road wheel. The engine was changed to a 1.9l Volkswagen in-line four-cylinder turbo diesel with direct injection and intercooler, giving 109 hp coupled to a ZF automatic transmission. Generally bigger, faster and stronger with advanced features for the protection of the crew such as enhanced armour, and an air conditioning system which protects the crew from biological and chemical weapons.
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 26, 2008, 02:05:51 AMThe interesting thing about the first pic is that the German flag appears to have Arabic writing on it - should I be concerned ?
Quote from: Mossie on November 25, 2008, 05:12:45 AMAt first glance I thought someone had taken a Vickers Light tank out of a museum! And some numpty has gone an got his head stuck fast in the front end of the Wiesel in the first pic....
Quote from: Jeffry Fontaine on November 28, 2008, 03:03:41 PMOne of the same things I was thinking of as well was the strange resemblance to the older light tanks of the interwar period and early WWII.
Quote from: Jeffry FontaineWonder how much trouble it would be to make a modern universal carrier based on the old Bren Carrier hull?
Quote from: Mossie on November 29, 2008, 10:35:30 AMThat's the main thing that made me think of the Vickers Light Tank. Saying that it's whole shape is quite similar if you take the turret off the Vickers.
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