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Tier / Class:
|Stats - Stock (Renowned)|
|200 / 115 / 40|
|240 / 55 / 40|
Max Cannon Depression:
|-8 / -6°|
Turret Traverse Speed:
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]
- Commander: Sabrina Washington or Erin O'Connell
- Driver: Off-Road Driving, Spin to Win
- Gunner: Quick Draw, Sharpshooter
Armor[edit | edit source]
|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|
|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]
|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.