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The Fiat-Ansaldo Semovente L40 da 47/32 (shortened as 47/32 L40) is a Rank I Italy tank destroyer with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
Survivability and armour
Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?
If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.
|47 mm 47/32 mod.35|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Granata Perforante mod.35||APHE||54||52||40||30||22||16|
|Granata Perforante mod.39||APBC||53||52||45||39||33||28|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Granata Perforante mod.35||APHE||630||1.5||1.2||15||30||°||47°||60°||65°|
|Granata Perforante mod.39||APBC||630||1.4||1.2||15||30||°||48°||63°||71°|
|70||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||No|
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Pros and cons
- Powerful gun for a rank I tank
- One of the smallest tanks in the game
- Due to having a crew of two, this means if only one crew member is knocked out then the tank is virtually disabled
- Very slow, even for its small size
- Has an open top, making the crew vulnerable to machine gun fire
- Armour is practically non-existent and can be easily penetrated with heavy machine guns such as the Browning M2
- Poor suspension damping, it takes about 2 seconds to settle after stopping the vehicle
The Semovente (sometimes abbreviated "SMV") 47/32 was derived from the L6/40 light tank in order to act as a mobile version of Italy's standard anti-tank gun, the Boehler M1935 or Cannone da 47/32, also used in the M13/40 and M14/41 medium tanks. It was intended to act as a tank destroyer in dedicated battalions , but in practice was generally used instead as infantry support because its anti-tank performance was so mediocre. A squadron of nine was authorized for the RECo (Raggruppamento Esplorante Corazzato; armored reconnaissance task force) of an armored or motorized division. A four-vehicle element was also authorized for the NEC (Nucleo Esplorante Celere; fast recon group) of the 1943-type infantry division, at least on paper. From March of 1942 it saw action in Russia with the 13th Semoventi Battalion, part of the 3rd Celere (Cavalry) Division, destroyed in the Don River fighting at the end of that year. 47/32s also were employed in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy.
Around 300 were built. After the 1943 armistice, 78 were confiscated by Germany, who gave most of them to Italian forces or Croatia.
Skin and Camouflages for the 47/32 L40 in Warthunder Live.
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- reference to the series of the vehicles;
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|Italy tank destroyers|
|Casemate||L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40 · 75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 75/34 M42 · 90/53 M41M · 105/25 M43 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43|
|Centauro||Centauro · Centauro ROMOR|
|Breda 501 · M36B1 · M113A1 (TOW)|