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?An excellent SPG for its Tier. Somewhat accurate and has a good gun with fast reload for an arty. It can use AP shells on the 10.5 cm leFH 18 L/28, which makes it impossible to counter-arty. Its traverse speed is slow and the engine has low HP, so it requires good positioning at the beginning of round: it takes time to change position. Later SPGs are significantly faster, such as the [[Grille]] and [[Hummel]].+An excellent SPG for its tier. The Wespe is a way to bypass the Sturmpanzer II and is much better than it. Somewhat accurate and has a good gun with fast reload for an arty. It can use AP shells on the 10.5 cm leFH 18 L/28, which makes it impossible to counter-arty. Its traverse speed is slow and the engine has low HP, so it requires good positioning at the beginning of round: it takes time to change position. Later SPGs are significantly faster, such as the [[Grille]] and [[Hummel]].
  
 :Research in the Wespe tree leads to the [[Grille]]. :Research in the Wespe tree leads to the [[Grille]].

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Wespe

Wespe
Germany SPG Tier III
Totals
Cost 80,300  Credits
Health 160
Weight/Load Limit 11.04/11.8t
Crew
5
Mobility
Engine Power 130hp
Speed Limit 40km/h
Traverse Speed 22deg/s
Armor
Hull Armor 30/15/15mm
Armament
Damage 308-513HP
Penetration 40-66mm
Rate of Fire 4.29r/m
Accuracy 0.49m
Aim time 4.5s
Gun Traverse 25deg/s
Gun Traverse Arc 20/20°
Gun Vertical Limits gunVerticalLimits
Ammo Capacity ammo
General
Chance of Fire 20%
View Range 460m
Signal Range 350m
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Values Are Stock // Top
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An excellent SPG for its tier. The Wespe is a way to bypass the Sturmpanzer II and is much better than it. Somewhat accurate and has a good gun with fast reload for an arty. It can use AP shells on the 10.5 cm leFH 18 L/28, which makes it impossible to counter-arty. Its traverse speed is slow and the engine has low HP, so it requires good positioning at the beginning of round: it takes time to change position. Later SPGs are significantly faster, such as the Grille and Hummel.

Research in the Wespe tree leads to the Grille.
















Modules

Gun
Tr
Nm
Dam
Pen
RoF
Acr
Aim
Pr
Wt
04IV
10.5 cm leFH 16 L/22
410/350(HP)
53/150(mm)
4.29(r/m)
0.49(m)
4.5(s)
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2 000 2 000(kg)
05V
10.5 cm leFH 18 L/28
410/350/350(HP)
53/150/64(mm)
5(r/m)
0.43(m)
4.5(s)
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2 300 2 300(kg)

Turret
SPGs and TDs don't have turret modules

Engine
Tr
Nm
Pw
CoF
Pr
Wt
02II
Mayback HL 57 TR
0130 130(h.p.)
020 20%
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0540 540(kg)
03III
Maybach HL 62 TR
0140 140(h.p.)
020 20%
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0550 550(kg)
03III
Maybach HL 62 TRM
0160 160(h.p.)
020 20%
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0550 550(kg)

Suspension
Tr
Nm
LL
Tv
Pr
Wt
02II
Wespe-Ketten Ausf. A
11.8 11.8(t)
022 22(d/s)
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2 500 2 500(kg)
03III
Wespe-Ketten Ausf. B
13.2 13.2(t)
024 24(d/s)
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2 500 2 500(kg)

Radio
Tr
Nm
SR
Pr
Wt
03III
FuG 5
0350 350(m)
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0050 50(kg)
07VII
FuG Spr. 1
0520 520(m)
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0150 150(kg)

Historical Info

Wespe SPG.jpg

In the early 1942, the Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz.121) light tank was withdrawn from frontline Panzer units and relocated to second line duties after being in service since 1936. That step provided the opportunity to use its reliable chassis and components for conversions such as the Marder II tank destroyer and Wespe. Alkett designed the Wespe in mid 1942, and its practical design was chosen over other designs based upon the Panzerkampfwagen III or Panzerkampfwagen IV’s chassis. Wespe (Wasp) was a light self-propelled gun armed with a 105mm light field-howitzer and based on the unmodified and modified Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf F chassis. Wespe received the designation Sd.Kfz.124, but was also known as the 10.5cm le FH18/2 Fahrgestell auf Geschützwagen PzKpfw II and as the Leichte Feldhaubitze 18/2 auf Fahrgestell PzKpfw II (Sf).

The main idea behind the design of Wespe was to provide all mobile formations with proper and indirect artillery support. Wespes were to operate behind the frontlines and were not to engage enemy vehicles, however, they carried armor-piercing ammunition in case of an encounter. Like artillery, the Wespe operated in batteries and received orders and directions from forward observers by radio or field telephone: reducing the risk of being exposed to direct enemy fire. The Wespe was based on the regular Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf F light tank chassis and on modified Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf F chassis'. Both versions used many standard components of the Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf F light tank. Ausf F was the last variant of Panzerkampfwagen II to enter full-scale production. Ausf F was produced by FAMO of Breslau (Wroclaw) and some 1400 chassis were manufactured, while 524 were completed as tanks from 1941 to 1943. This model featured increased armor protection and other modifications based on battle experience.

The early version of the Wespe was based on a regular tank chassis with engine moved forward (to a more central location) and the suspension reinforced in order to absorb the stress from firing-recoil. The later version was based on a modified chassis with a slightly lengthened (by 220mm) hull, engine and radiators moved forward (to more central location), and the suspension reinforced to absorb the stress from firing-recoil. The longer hull resulted in an increase in the space between the last road-wheel and idler. Modified chassis' were known as Geschutzwagen II - Gun Vehicle / Gun Carriage IIs. The configuration of the driver compartment was changed during production, creating two variants as well.



German Tanks
Light Tanks Leichttraktor  • Pz.Kpfw. 35 (t)  • Pz.Kpfw. 38H 735 (f)  • Pz.Kpfw. I  • Pz.Kpfw. II  • Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t)  • Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. C  • Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. G • Pz.Kpfw. II Ausf. J  • Pz.Kpfw. II Luchs  • Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. A  • T-15  • Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) n.A.  • VK 16.02 Leopard  • VK 28.01  • Aufklärungspanzer Panther
Medium Tanks Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f)  • VK 20.01 (D)  • Pz.Kpfw. III  • Pz.Kpfw. III/IV  • Pz.Kpfw. IV  • T-25  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Hydraulic  • VK 30.01 (D)  • VK 30.01 (P)  • VK 30.02 (M)  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV  • Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha  • VK 30.02 (D)  • Pz.Kpfw. V Panther  • Panther/M10  • Indien-Panzer  • Panther II  • Leopard prototyp A  • E-50  • Leopard 1  • E-50 Ausf. M
Heavy Tanks Pz.Kpfw. B2 740 (f)  • Durchbruchswagen 2  • VK 30.01 (H)  • VK 36.01 (H)  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger (P)  • Löwe  • Pz.Kpfw. Tiger II  • VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. A  • E-75  • VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B  • E-100  • Maus
Tank Destroyers Panzerjäger I  • Marder II  • Hetzer  • Marder 38T  • StuG III  • Pz.Sfl. IVc  • Dicker Max  • JagdPz IV  • Nashorn  • E-25  • Jagdpanther  • Pz.Sfl. V  • 8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger  • Ferdinand  • Jagdpanther II  • Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger  • Jagdtiger  • Waffenträger auf Pz. IV  • JagdPz E-100  • Waffenträger auf E 100
Self-Propelled Guns G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)  • Sturmpanzer I Bison  • Wespe  • Sturmpanzer II  • Pz.Sfl. IVb  • Grille  • Hummel  • G.W. Panther  • G.W. Tiger (P)  • G.W. Tiger  • G.W. E 100



Self-Propelled Guns
USA II T1 HMC  • III T18 HMC  • III M7 Priest  • IV T82 HMC  • IV M37  • V M41 HMC  • VI M44  • VII M12  • VIII M40/M43  • IX M53/M55  • X T92 HMC
UK II Loyd Gun Carriage  • III Sexton II  • III Sexton I  Gold  • IV Birch Gun  • V Bishop  • VI FV304  • VII Crusader 5.5-in. SP  • VIII FV207  • IX FV3805  • X Conqueror Gun Carriage
Germany II G.Pz. Mk. VI (e)  • III Sturmpanzer I Bison  • III Wespe  • IV Pz.Sfl. IVb  • IV Sturmpanzer II  • V Grille  • VI Hummel  • VII G.W. Panther  • VIII G.W. Tiger (P)  • IX G.W. Tiger  • X G.W. E 100
France II Renault FT 75 BS  • III Lorraine 39L AM  • IV AMX 105 AM mle. 47  • V AMX 13 105 AM mle. 50  • V 105 leFH18B2  Gold  • VI AMX 13 F3 AM  • VII Lorraine 155 mle. 50  • VIII Lorraine 155 mle. 51  • IX Bat.-Châtillon 155 55  • X Bat.-Châtillon 155 58
USSR II SU-18  • III SU-26  • IV SU-5  • V SU-122A  • VI SU-8  • VII S-51  • VII SU-14-1  • VIII SU-14-2  • IX 212A  • X Object 261
China
Japan
Czechoslovakia
Sweden