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The Schützenpanzer Puma is a Tier 10 special premium Armored Fighting Vehicle under Sophie Wölfli's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Developed: 1998-2009
Service: 2015+
Vehicles Built: cca 350, production ongoing (cca 400 planned in total)
Operators: Germany

After the unification of both Germanys and the enormous expenses that came with it along with the collapse of the Soviet Union and its threat to Europe, the Bundeswehr of the 1990s found itself without modern equipment. By then, Russia was just a shadow of its former power and its conversion to open market capitalism was seen as a far likelier option to its re-militarization. That was why most German military projects were either cancelled altogether or moved forward at a glacial pace.

Despite these circumstances, there was some progress and by the mid-1990s, Germany recognized once again the obsolescence of its hundreds of Marder IFVs and the Puma project started in 1998. After a bit of flip-flopping from the government, the development took off in earnest roughly around 2002 with a contract between the government, Rheinmetall and KWM, which called for a delivery of a demonstrator in 2005 and pre-series vehicles in 2006.

The result was an advanced but extremely expensive and somewhat finicky IFV with a lot of teething issues. It took some time for them to be fixed but by 2015, the vehicle was ready to be accepted for service with the Panzergrenadier (Mechanized Infantry) units. The production continued at a somewhat steady pace and by 2019, a new production run of 210 vehicles was announced. In December 2022, the Bundeswehr had roughly 350 operational Pumas with the final ones planned more delivered around 2027.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Harder to Spot: When moving slowly, this vehicle does not lose any camouflage and can effectively creep around.
  • NERA: This vehicle's ablative armor provides additional protection, but deteriorates with each hit taken.
  • Unmanned Turret: This vehicle features a remotely-controlled or low-profile turret that receives reduced damage.
  • Programmable Ammunition: Special ammunition type that explodes over a target, dealing significant damage to poorly armored top areas such as the engine deck.
  • PELE Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Penetrator with Lateral Effect rounds. These can penetrate thick armor and deal extra damage to the crew and internal components.
  • Large Troop Compartment: This vehicle features a large troop compartment, allowing you to repair your modules faster, capture objectives more effectively and deploy more Mechanized Infantry troops.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 30mm DM33 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 50 320[note 1] mm 1385 m/s 4.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Shots Before Overheat: 100
  • Cooldown Time: 4.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 470.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 30mm PMC283 PELE PELE Stock 75[note 2] 120[note 3] mm 1380 m/s 4.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Shots Before Overheat: 100
  • Cooldown Time: 4.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 470.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 15 %
3 30mm DM21 HE HE Stock 68[note 4] 50 mm 1380 m/s 4.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Shots Before Overheat: 100
  • Cooldown Time: 4.00 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 470.00 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Splash Radius: 2.00 m
  • Splash Penetration: 60 mm
4 MELLS ATGM ATGM Stock 900[note 5] 1300 mm 250 m/s 13.00 s
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  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 2
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.00 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 20.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: Yes

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Puma Level C Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 1510 mm (vs AP)
1700 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 350 mm (vs AP)
580 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This vehicle's light armor offers basic protection from autocannons and machineguns. However, its sides are covered with high-end Explosive Reactive Armor.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 30mm Rheinmetall Mk.30/2 Autocannon Stock Stock 2.00 s 4.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 45.0°
Ammo:
30mm DM33 APFSDS
30mm PMC283 PELE
30mm DM21 HE
Weapon2 30mm Rheinmetall Mk.30/2 Autocannon
MELLS ATGM Launcher
Experience 10[note 6] Credits 10 2.00 s 4.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -10.0° / 27.0°
Ammo:
30mm DM33 APFSDS
30mm PMC283 PELE
30mm DM21 HE
MELLS ATGM

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU 10V892 1088 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 36 km/h 4.20 s (0 to 32 km/h)
14.85 s (0 to Max Speed)
39.01° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 150
Crewshield
Armored Crew Compartment
Experience 10 Credits 10 Damage to Crew reduced by 50% [note 7]
Smokegrenades
MUSS Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 6 charges in total
Magazine capacity: 2 charges
Takes 3s to recharge
Duration: 10s
Magazine reload time: 25s
Softkillaps
MUSS Soft Kill APS
Stock Stock Automatic Soft Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 275m
Effective Range: 275m
Multiplier to ATGM's Standard Noise: x 11
Additional ATGM Noise Penalty: 3.5
Penalty to ATGM Agility: x0.65
Angle of Effect: 360°
Thermalsight
Thermal Imager
Stock Stock Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%
Improves vision range by 5 m
Telescope
Advanced Sensors
Stock Stock Drastically decreases the Spotted by Enemy indicator delay in PvP
Bonus vision range: 30 m
Gunnersight
PERI RTWL Optics
Experience 10 Credits 10 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Vision range increased by 10 m
[note 8]
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 90.4%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 76.6%

Abilities[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Stats Activation
Time
Duration Cooldown More
Info
Designate Ability Designate
Designate Target
Stock N/A 2.5 s 10 s 15 s
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Description:
A target designated by this ability will remain spotted for its duration and will receive increased damage.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
ATSquad Ability AT Squad2
Deploy AT Squad
Stock Squad Size: 6
Upgrade: 84mm AT4E2 HEAT
Ammo Type: HEAT
Damage: 225
Vision Range while Stopped: 255 m
Camouflage: 60%
1 s N/A N/A
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Description:
Anti-Tank troops set ambushes that are highly effective against lightly armored vehicles. This vehicle can depoly more troops than usual.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Sniper Ability Sniper
Deploy Sniper
Stock Squad Size: 1
Upgrade: 12.7mm M903 AP Bullet
Ammo Type: AP
Damage: 15
Vision Range while Stopped: 400 m
Camouflage: 80%
1 s N/A N/A
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Description:
The sniper is an excellent scout, very effective against enemy infantry and capable of destroying vehicle optics.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.
Mortar Ability Mortar
Deploy Mortar Squad
Stock Squad Size: 1
Upgrade: 82mm O-832DU HE
Ammo Type: HE
Damage: 480
Vision Range while Stopped: 175 m
Camouflage: 40%
1 s N/A N/A
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Description:
Mortar squad provides long-range high-arc indirect fire. This vehicle can deploy more troops than usual.

Conditions:
No conditions bound to this ability.

Footnotes[]

  1. 320 mm at 100m;
    96 mm at 400m
  2. 50 for Partial Penetration;
    8 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 120 mm at 150m;
    90 mm at 500m
  4. 45 for Partial Penetration;
    23 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  5. 180 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  6. Requires player to complete 100 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
  7. Requires player to complete 50 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
  8. Requires player to complete 150 Battle Path main missions, repeatable Battle Coin missions, or challenges to unlock.
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