Wisent ARV

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The Wisent ARV as it appears in Steel Beasts Professional

Wisent ARV: Armored Recovery Vehicle


Bow MG: 7.62mm MG3
Ammunition Stowage: 200 ready/400 stowed
Default Ammunition: 200/400 7.62mm MG

Grenade Launcher: Grenades
Ammunition Stowage: 1 ready/3 stowed
Default Ammunition: 1/3 Smoke

Armour Protection:
Frontal Turret Armour: N/A
Frontal Hull Armour: Good, Steel. Equivalent to Leo 1

Combat Mass: 54 tonnes
Length: 8.20m
Width: 3.50m
Height: 2.88m (as modeled with topcase)
Engine Power: 1000hp MTU MB 838 CaM 500 V-10 Diesel
Top Speed: 65kph


The Wisent 1 ARV is a medium, fully tracked, armored vehicle, that performs towing, hoisting, and winching operations in the rescue and recovery of combat vehicles along with limited combat engineering capability. A Danish midlife (2007) upgrade of the German Bergepanzer 2 to support both Leopard 1 and 2 tanks, the Wisent features enhanced armor, a more powerful engine, and air-conditioning.

This vehicle is crew-able at the Commander's (F7), Engineer/Gunner (F6), and Driver's (F9) position, but only partially modeled with rudimentary 3D interior views.

Beginning with Steel Beasts Professional version 4.000, all vehicles may tow other vehicles of equal or lesser weight, but the Wisent ARV and M88A1 MRV are unique in that they may tow all vehicles regardless of weight. Refer to the M88A1 MRV entry for further information on vehicle recovery with the Wisent. In addition to towing, this vehicle can also perform expedited repairs to other damaged vehicles. Such repairs can be accomplished by moving close (75m) to the unit which requires aid and then waiting. Repairs will automatically commence within a couple of minutes.

Note this vehicle may be equipped with the Lemur remote weapon station in addition to mine plow and mine roller attachments.

  • Note: Although remedied with revision 3.002, it is good practice for players not to occupy the F6, F7, F8 or F9 positions on the towed vehicle when recovering a vehicle during MP/online missions. There is a small chance doing so may result in further damage to, or destruction of, the towed vehicle and damage to the recovery vehicle as well. Further, users should avoid trees and other obstacles during towing operations to lessen the chance of damaging or "catapulting" either vehicle. If using a version prior to revision 4.016, although possible, vehicles should not be towed from the front (towing vehicle facing the one to be recovered) to minimize damage and any graphical errors.

Thermal Signature

Wisent TIS image, front-right Wisent TIS image, rear-left