what the fuck is up with you and the Wiesel?
Because tankettes are still badass and the Wiesel proves this by allowing use of multiple weapon systems interchangeably on an itty bitty chassis. And if it’s not carrying a weapon, it can be made to accomidate up to five infantrymen.
It can be airdropped as well, allowing airborne infantry some degree of armored support that most airborne units don’t have.
It’s like the Germans saw the M551 and went “We can make it better.” And they did.
Well, at least, in my opinion they did. Wiesels naturally are a bit expensive and since it’s a tank the mileage on the little bastards are in need of supplementation by external fuel sources (ex: jerry cans strapped to its ass end).