Begleitpanzer 57

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Begleitpanzer 57
Begleitpanzer 57
Tier / Class:
5 LT
Marat Shishkin
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
155 (190) mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
30 / 15 / 10
Turret F/S/R:
30 / 15 / 10
Max Speed:
75.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
4.80 (3.66) s
Hull Traverse:
33.60 (36.40) deg/s
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.0 / -8.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
36.00 deg/s

The Begleitpanzer 57 is a tier 5 Light Tank originating from Germany, and is sold by Marat Shishkin. It can be unlocked from the M551 Sheridan as a side branch of the main LT tree.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Lightly armored but heavily armed, the Begleitpanzer 57 (colloquially known as the Bagel or Buglight) is a highly mobile platform which fires both a 57mm autocannon and a side mounted ATGM. Speed and maneuverability allow it to flank heavily armored targets and tear them to shreds with stunning close-range firepower. At range, the Begleitpanzer's ATGM can be used on exposed targets for hit and run tactics, using the vehicle's natural camo values to stay hidden from enemy targets.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Highly mobile with great acceleration, top speed and traverse
  • Versatile weaponry - one of the deadliest auto cannons in the game, with good penetration and great damage potential
  • Low profile
  • Well sloped
  • Good camo factor

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Total lack of armor
  • No ERA or APS
  • Low ammunition count for 57mm (may be a problem on long PVE missions)
  • Penetration on 57mm can be inefficient
  • Missiles are basically useless, since it takes 5-6 seconds to switch between fire modes and even more to reload a mediocre missile
  • Strong recoil, especially if fired on full auto (try to put retrofits and crew skills to compensate for that)

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Powerful even without upgrades, adding more effective armaments such as the BGM-71B TOW and 57mm Mk.2 APFSDS will increase effective damage output even higher. Upgrading to the Liebherr 750 hp Diesel Engine will also allow for more effective flanking and maneuvering.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Augmented Optics

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Sabrina Washington, for improvements to camo rating, view range, and accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

Begleitpanzer 57 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Hull Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) Turret F/S/R Turret Composition Turret Modifiers (AP/HE/SC) ERA F/S/R ERA Composition ERA Modifiers Turret Traverse
Stock Stock 30/15/10 Steel 30/15/10 Steel 0/0/0 None 36.00
The all-steel Begleitpanzer offers protection from autocannons along the frontal arc and small arms protection around the remainder.

Firepower[edit | edit source]

57mm Mk. I Auto. with TOW
Shell name Type Reputation Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
57mm 3P-AM AP AP Stock 20 115 0m 155mm 1,150m/s 200.00rd/min 0.17° 4.00s 8.00s
57mm 3P-IM HE HE 14,480 20 115 0.25m 19mm 915m/s 200.00rd/min 0.17° 4.00s 8.00s
57mm Mk.2 APFSDS AP 20,110 20 115 0m 190mm 1,350m/s 200.00rd/min 0.17° 4.00s 8.00s

Missile Name Type Reputation Salvo Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Caliber Reload Self-homing
BGM-71A TOW ATGM HEAT Stock 1 550 0m 430mm 200m/s 4.00rd/min 152mm 15.00s No

BGM-71B TOW HEAT 22,120 1 550 0m 460mm 200m/s 4.00rd/min 152mm 15.00s No

Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
MB 883 Ea-500 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 75.00 km/h 4.80s 33.60 deg/s

Liedherr Diesel Engine 3,220 188,235 75.00 km/h 3.66s 36.40 deg/s

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

M551 Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
DM35A1 Smoke Grenades 7,720 451,765 Provides 9 total smoke grenades with a 3-round magazine. Smoke can be fired every 3 seconds. The magazine takes 60 seconds to reload.

History[edit | edit source]

Created by Germany, this light tank prototype was built as a private venture to represent an under-served category of combat vehicles. Based off the chassis of the Marder, development of the Begleitpanzer started in the mid-1970’s, with the vehicle being unveiled to the world in 1977. Unfortunately, the vehicle was unable to attract any buyers and never went into production. A notable feature of the vehicle was that it could carry a small scouting party, which effectively doubled the total crew of the vehicle by utilizing the scouts to assist with reloading.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Begleitpanzer 57 Joker
The Begleitpanzer 57 Joker, a Premium variant that was purchasable during June 2017

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]