Why can't the LAV-AD scout?

Simply because there is no Infantey to fight, so it fights aircrafts as secondary role.

Oh you talking about the Wiesel? My bad I thought you were talking about the LAV-AD.

In the context of this thread and the game what is the distinction which leads to SPAA being given the ability to scout.

That’s the question this thread is asking.

The Wiesel is given scouting, the LAV-AD is not.

The 2S38 is given scouting, the LAV-AD is not.

The disparity is arbitrary. What leads to Gaijin’s choice to exclude one but not the other?

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The disparity is arbitrary. What leads to Gaijin’s choice to exclude one but not the other?

Gaijin has decided that the only vehicles that receive scouting are light tanks of rank 2+, airborne/paradrop tanks (weisel, m-56, asu-57, etc.), and vehicles that are only armed with SAMs.


https://wiki.warthunder.com/Scouting

The Wiesel nor the 2S38 is armed with solely anti-air guided missiles. I do not believe the wiki is accurate due to this disparity.

AMX-10P also goes against this statement on the wiki as it’s classified as an SPAA but given scouting despite having a 20mm cannon, not anti-air missiles.

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I mean it’s already been answered you simply don’t like the answer.

You’ve already stated your opinion on the matter and I’ve given you my response. Do you really feel the need to repeat it 5 more times?

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Nope. But when several other people tell you the same thing maybe you are wrong.

People repeating each other’s statements doesn’t provide a factual basis for the statement.

Someone’s in denial. You can look in game and see that there is a pattern for vehicles with scouting.

The Wiesel nor the 2S38 is armed with solely anti-air guided missiles. I do not believe the wiki is accurate due to this disparity.

The Wiesel is an airborne vehicle. Both the 1A4 and 1A2 have scouting in game.
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The 2S38 is a classified as a light tank in game. You can disagree with gaijin’s classification, however the classification in game is typically what determines the availability of scouting.

I can’t speak to the logic behind the AMX-10P having the ability while classified as a SPAA in game. It seems to be an exception, not the rule.

Yet there are SPAAs with scouting.

That is my main problem, the lack of logic behind whether an SPAA has the ability to scout.

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Most SPAA with out the capabilities to defend themselves adequately get scouting such as the Strela.

There is not, we’ve listed multiple SPAAs which have the scouting ability.

All have the common theme of being ineffective against tanks at their appropriate br.

The Wiesel and AMX-10P have 20mm auto cannons, they can scout.

The 2S38 has a 57mm auto cannon, it can scout.

The ability to defend oneself is not the reason for a vehicle being given scouting.

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The 2S38 is effective against tanks at its BR.

And what br are they at? How effective are those 20 mm cannons against their contemporaries? Less effective than the LAV-AD against tanks, that’s for sure.

Also the 2S38 is a light tank in game. Idk why you keep bringing it up.

Does BR determine whether SPAA are given the ability to scout?

No but their capabilities against armored vehicles at the same br does matter.