Geschützwagen II G.W. II für 10,5 cm LeFH 18/2/M L/28 (Sfl.) Wespe

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The well known and loved Wespe was a stopgap solution that turned out to be better and more than just a stopgap to get a mobile and nimble 10,5 cm LeFH 18/M L/28 to the front after the rather failed Waffenträger IVb programm. It was build on an redesigned Pz II Ausf. F chassis after the success of the Marder II tank destroyers, giving it a new sloped front designe to save weight, placed the engine in the middle to create workingspace in the back where the 10,5 cm LeFH 18/M L/28 was placed in an superstructure.
While rather cramped it was still big enove to work with, as well as considdering that it is build on a light tank chassis with a gun more than 5 times as big as its original gun.

Pictures: (Click to show)

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Specifications:
Length: 4.81m
Width: 2.28m
Height: 2.3m
Weight: 11 tons
Engine: Maybach HL 62 TRM 6 cylinder with 140Ps/2600rpm
Speed: 40 kmh
Armor: May also be increased by having tracks hanging down the supersturcture like the Sturer Emil ingame.
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Hull: 30mm/15° 15mm/90° 10-15mm

Superstructure: 10-15mm 10mm/17° 8mm/16°

Armor sheme (Click to show)

Armament: 10,5 cm LeFH 18/2/M L/28 32-40 rounds
10,5 cm 10 sec reload (aced) or less conciddering its light nature -5° to +42° and 20° traverse each side

Aphe, He and Heat (and by british as well as amarican source also Apcbc Pzgr Rot)

Pzgr. Aphe 14 kg 480 m/s 238g (304,64g aquivalent) filler 72mm/10m

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Pzgr. Rot Apcbc 15,56 kg 470 m/s 250g (357,5g) 84mm/10m

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F.H. Gr. He 14,81 kg 472 m/s 1,75 kg filler Fp.02 und Np.10 (2,24 kg TnTa)

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Gr. 39 Rot Hl/B Heat 12,35 kg 495 m/s 2,53 kg filler aquivalent 105mm/all

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Gr. 39 Rot Hl/C Heat 12,35 kg 495 m/s 2,53 kg filler aquivalent 115mm/all

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F.H.Gr. F He 14,81 kg 540 m/s 2,21 kg filler Fp.02 und Np.10 (2,83 kg TnTa)

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F.H. Gr. Nb. Smoke 14 kg 480 m/s 50g smokestuff dont expect much

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And optionally

10,5 / 7,5 cm Pzgr. 39 TS ApcbcDS 6,4 kg 765 m/s 17g H.10 138mm/10m

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Source:
German Explosive Ordanance Projectiles and Projectile Fuzes
Geschoßringbuch Band I
Merkblatt für die Munition der leichten Feldhaubitze 18
Panzerartillerie
Firepower for the Panzer Divisions Thomas Anderson
Panzers I & II Germany’s Light Tanks Bob Carruthers

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Big +1, One of the vehicles on my top wish list. I hope this gets ingame soon. It is a matter of time, as GJ is starting to add howitzers into the game.

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It’s odd that such a prominent SPG isn’t in the game already. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long, fingers crossed.

Been wanting this and the Hummel for a long time. +1

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Updated Ammo List, new Pics and Info.

+1, Wespe was such a common and widely produced SPH that it shoulda been added already. Great ammo selection too, lower BR than StuH 42 for sure.

Any idea on the reload time?

Well either the same 10 sec or faster, reload times are a tool for ballancing in game by the devs.
So idk.

I hope we’ll see this vehicle in War Thunder soon, toghether with the M7 Priest on the Allied side.

New Pic, showing some more tracks as armor and lots of cargo.
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