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Marder 2

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Marder 2
Marder 2
Details
Tier / Class:
8 AFV
Nation:
Germany
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
9000 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
65
DPM:
16,250
Penetration:
200 mm
Hit Points:
2,750
Hull F/S/R:
200 / 115 / 40
Turret F/S/R:
240 / 55 / 40
Max Speed:
65.02 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.2 s
Hull Traverse:
35.6 deg/s
Camouflage:
30%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.15°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8 / -6°
Turret Traverse Speed:
45 deg/s

The Marder 2 is a German tier 8 Premium AFV. In real life, the Marder 2 was a heavy IFV designed to counter the Soviet BMP/BMD series while giving Germany a well defended and powerfully armed IFV at its disposal. In Armored Warfare, the Marder is characterized by having a large boxy shape and appearance for an AFV while also having a large and powerful 50mm autocannon and thick armor for its class. Additionally, the tank comes with a unique permanent camo scheme. Currently, the Marder 2 is the highest tiered premium AFV in the game and the only one at tier 8.

The Marder 2 was originally sold during the Black Friday sale event in November of 2017 beside the Sabra Mk. 2 on the Armored Warfare web shop. As of January 2018, the Marder and Sabra are both available permanently in the web shop for purchase with real world money or in game gold.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

The Marder 2 is best as a heavy AFV. It might not be the best scout or have the best camo, but its frontal armor makes it immune to smaller autocannons from the front, making it a very good AFV hunter and killer. Peek-a-boo tactics around buildings, dead tanks, or terrain for cover are paramount when the Marder 2 is fighting an opponent that can penetrate its front armor. It should only engage MBTs or light tanks in ambushes or flanks. The large health pool allows for brawling with light tank opponents, but this must be done with caution, as many light tanks can penetrate the front armor and have high damage output of their own.

Care must be taken to avoid getting caught out in the open. The autocannon cannot be used at medium or long range effectively. The vehicle's large size makes it easy to hit. The lack of ATGMs also means the Marder has no standoff capability against heavily armored vehicles. If necessary, the Marder can be a passive spotter.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Premium vehicle, so increased reputation and credit earnings
  • Comes with a level 5 crew, a unique camo, and is available in the web shop for gold
  • Has deadly PELE rounds at its disposal to shred light vehicles and cause significant amounts of damage to the sides and rear of heavier vehicles
  • Strong frontal armor is almost impervious against smaller autocannons

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Has no ATGMs and cannot penetrate thickly armored targets such as MBTs from the front
  • Does not have an APS, nor is its armor reliable against anything other than autocannons
  • Rather large bulky size for an AFV

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced MRS
  • Electro-Optical Absorbing Paint
  • Improved Telescopic Lenses
  • Augmented Optics
  • Laser Warning Receiver

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Marder 2 IFV 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 200/115/40 Composite 240/55/40 Steel N/A 45deg/s
In terms of protection, the Marder 2 was superior to most BMP vehicles. Its steel armor offered frontal protection against 30mm guns and side and rear protection from 14.5mm shots.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

50mm Rh-503 Autocannon
Shell name Type Reputation Credits Salvo Size Damage Area of Effect Penetration Speed Rate of Fire Max Accuracy Aim Time Reload Time
50mm APFSDS Supershot Mk.1 AP Stock 130 900 65 0m 200mm 1,850m/s 250rd/min 0.15° 2.44s 0.3s
50mm PELE Supershot Mk.2 PELE Stock 153 900 70 0m 125mm 1,800m/s 250rd/min 0.15° 2.44s 0.3s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed 0 to 32km/h Hull Traverse
MTU MT 881 Ka-501 1000 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65km/h 3.2s 35.6deg/s


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Premium vehicles come fully upgraded.

History[edit | edit source]

Germany produced two prototypes of this infantry fighting vehicle in 1988. Because of the Marder 2's superior armor, it is often considered a heavy class IFV. It was meant to go into service in 1998, but a lack of funding prevented this.

See also[edit | edit source]

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