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Wiesel 1 HOT
Wiesel 1 HOT
Details
Tier / Class:
7 TD
Nation:
Germany
Dealer:
Sophie Wölfli
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
650
DPM:
4,000
Penetration:
800 (900) mm
Hit Points:
1,180
Hull F/S/R:
8 / 8 / 8
Turret F/S/R:
8 / 8 / 8
Max Speed:
80.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
2.93 s
Hull Traverse:
56.30 deg/s
Camouflage:
38%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
N/A°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
60.00 deg/s

The Wiesel 1 HOT is a tier 7 Tank Destroyer originating from Germany, and is sold by Sophie Wölfli. It can be unlocked from the FV510 Warrior MILAN as a side branch of the main Fire Support Vehicle tree.

Features[]

  • High spot and rof: has high spotting ranges and rate of fire.
  • Missile weapons only.

Player Recommendations[]

Featuring excellent mobility and potent ATGM launchers, the Wiesel 1 HOT is an ATGM-only vehicle which functions well as a long range sniper and flanker. With excellent camouflage, a good view range, and effectively no limit to 'gun' depression, the Wiesel 1 HOT is tailor made for long range ridge-poking, and sniping, relying on its camo rating and mobility to compensate for non-existent armor. Able to use the tiniest bit of cover to hide completely.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Excellent camouflage rating
  • Very, very agile
  • Good spotting capabilities
  • Very good mobility
  • Very good gun depression
  • Devastating two shot ATGM salvo
  • Tiny silhouette - very illusive target

Cons[]

  • Non-existent armor, superior only to the Kornet's
  • Only fires ATGMs
  • Extremely low HP pool - can be single-shot easily
  • Very low weight - can be smashed to pieces by even low-speed ramming. A full speed ram can send it flying over the battlefield. The wreck can be moved at ease and used as cover.

Upgrade Suggestions[]

With a reliance on firepower and mobility, upgrading to the HOT-3T ATGM, Improved Stowage, and D622D Tracks should be an early priority to capitalize on the strengths of the vehicle.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Augmented Optics
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Pioneer Tool Kit

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, to improve the camo rating, view range, and crew stats
  • Driver: Spin to Win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells/Preparation

Armor[]

Wiesel 1 HOT Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 8/8/8 Steel 8/8/8 Steel
Due to its role as a Recon support vehicle for infantry air drops, the Wiesel only utilizes 8mm of sloped steel, offering some resistance to small arms fire.


Firepower[]

HOT ATGM Launchers
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
HOT-2 ATGM HEAT Stock 650 800mm 240m/s 17.50s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 30.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


HOT-2MP ATGM HEAT-MP 77,150 685 700mm 240m/s 20.50s 2 {{{reloadm}}}s 25.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Volkswagen 069 S-5 Diesel Engine 6,585 188,235 80.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 2.93s {{{0-max}}} 56.30deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Wiesel 1 HOT Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 27,070 Provides 8 total smoke grenades with a 2-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 6 seconds. The magazine takes 80 seconds to reload.


Improved Thermal Sight 46,525 Increases effectiveness of spotting through foliage by 30%.


Improved Stowage 91,650 Reload speed increased by 10%.


Thermal Shield 18,050 46,525 Reduces the effectiveness of Thermal Sights by 15%, and increases the vehicle's camouflage factor while moving by 20%.


D622D Tracks 9,305 Improves acceleration, top speeds, and traverse speeds on rough terrain and makes the tracks harder to destroy.


History[]

Class: Reconnaissance Vehicle (Prototype)
Developed: 1990s
Service: N/A
Vehicles Built: 2
Operators: N/A

The Wiesel 1 HOT is a special variant of the Wiesel 1 vehicle family. The idea to mount HOT launchers on the Wiesel 1 chassis was first mentioned in the initial set of tactical requirements in 1970.

The Euromissile HOT ATGM system was a logical choice for the upcoming vehicle. It was co-developed by Germany (Bölkow) and France (Nord) to replace the older SS.11 system and development was well under way by 1970. The 136mm caliber missile was quite powerful too. In 1976, when limited production began, it could penetrate around 800mm of RHAe and had a maximum range of 4000 meters.

The initial Porsche proposal that was later declined changed the launcher type to the TOW launcher and that spelled the end of the HOT variant for nearly 30 years. The reasons for this switch are not actually public, but they are not that difficult to discern. For one, German-American military development cooperation was still well under way in 1970 and the Germans were generally willing to make some compromises and concessions to see it succeed. Secondly, the original TOW system had not only been developed in the early 1970s, it had been battle-tested (the first use was during the Vietnam War). It's possible the Germans saw it as a more realistic option than the HOT, which only entered limited production six years later.

In the 1990s, the HOT-armed Wiesel concept resurfaced, Unlike the TOW version, the launcher was an integrated part of a module called ATM (Anti-Tank Modular System) combining the launcher with advanced electronics and optics. A prototype of a HOT-equipped variant of the Wiesel 1 was introduced to the public during a special event in 1998, the opening day of the Luftlandebrigade 26 "Saarland". Another prototype appeared during the 2004 German Infantry Day event, this time with even more advanced optics.

However, the HOT-armed Wiesel ATM could not dislodge the TOWs that were firmly entrenched in the Bundeswehr supply chain and remained a prototype only.

Variants[]

  • Wiesel 1 HOT WOLF

The Wiesel 1 HOT WOLF, a Premium variant that was purchasable during March 2016

See also[]

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