75/34 M43

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75/34 M43
AB RB SB
3.3 3.3 3.3
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Description

The Semovente 75/34 M43 is a rank II Italian tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull50 / 40 / 25
Turret100 / 70 / 45
Crew3 people
Visibility61 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, casemate)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 25 mm (78°) Upper glacis
50 mm (40°) Lower glacis - top
30 mm (50°) Lower glacis - bottom
40 mm
40 + 25 + 4 mm Casemate area
40 + 4 mm Side skirts area
25 mm Upper part
25 mm (15°) Lower part
25 mm (12°) Front glacis
10-15 mm (12°) Rear - Engine hood
5-15 mm (5°) Rear - Radiator vents
Casemate 75 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) Casemate front plate
90 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) Driver port
50 + 50 mm (spherical) + 25 mm (25°) Gun mantlet
45 mm (7-9°) + 25 mm 45 mm 15 mm (0-4°) Centre
15 mm (18°) Sides

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick and bogies 10 mm thick.
  • The belly is 15 mm thick.
  • Mudguards are 4 mm thick.

The 75/34 M43 has the same good protection as the 105/25 M43: thick vertical front armour plate, reinforced sides and a crew sitting apart in a widened hull. The 75/34 M43 also gets an additional 25 mm armour plate on the front and the sides of the casemate. However, the poor roof armour and a crew of only 3 are still weak points. Your front plate is also wide and easy to target.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB42 / 4 km/h
RB and SB39 / 4 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight15.5 t
Engine power
AB353 hp
RB and SB185 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB22.8 hp/t
RB and SB11.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 42 4 15.5 263 353 16.97 22.77
Realistic 39 4 164 185 10.58 11.94

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 700 → 2 206 Sl icon.png
RB1 600 → 2 076 Sl icon.png
SB1 700 → 2 206 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 560 Rp icon.png
47 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training22 000 Sl icon.png
Experts77 000 Sl icon.png
Aces330 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
50 / 80 / 80 % Sl icon.png
136 / 136 / 136 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
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Cost:
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Suspension
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
3 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 700 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
3 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 700 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
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Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
100 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
1 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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75mm_M42_EPS_HEAT_ammo_pack
Research:
990 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 400 Sl icon.png
90 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
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Smoke grenade
Research:
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Cost:
2 900 Sl icon.png
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Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition45 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 16°
Horizontal guidance-18° / 18°
75 mm Ansaldo 75 L/34 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 45 -10°/+16° ±18° N/A 12.3 17.1 20.7 22.9 24.4 7.80 6.90 6.36 6.00
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Granata Perforante 75/32 APCBC 79 78 71 64 58 52
EPS M42 HEAT 100 100 100 100 100 100
Granata 75/32 HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Granata Perforante 75/32 APCBC 637 6.35 1.2 14 270 48° 63° 71°
EPS M42 HEAT 552 5.3 0.05 0.1 656.64 62° 69° 73°
Granata 75/32 HE 552 6.35 0 0.1 600 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the 75/34 M43
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
45 31 (+14) 16 (+29) (+44) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Usage in battles

Combat tactics

The 75/34 M43 is best when used as a tank destroyer thanks to its good frontal armour and the good penetration of its rounds, provided you stay at a distance guaranteeing your survivability (800-1,000 m). With a maximum penetration of 64 mm at 1,000 m for the APCBC round and 100 mm for the HEAT shell, the vehicle will have no problem penetrating the armour of most enemy vehicles at the BR.

If you play too close to the frontline, most tanks will be capable of disabling you. Your weak sides will be exposed if you are taken in a pincer move and being immobilized with the enemy close to your position pretty much seals your vehicle's fate.

Notable enemies
  • Tank destroyers with long guns that can penetrate from long range like the M10, the Marder III, the Sd.Kfz.234/4, the StuG III F, the SU-57B, the ASU-57, the YaG-10 (29-K), the Gun Carrier (3-in), the Archer, the Na-To, the 90/53 M41M or the Pvkv II.
  • Tanks with powerful HEAT shells like the M4A3 (105), the Pz.III N, the StuH 42 G, the 105/25 M43 or the Sav m/43 (1946),
  • Heavily armoured tanks that can shrug your shells off like the MK-II "Matilda" (USSR), the KV-1 (L-11), the Churchill I or the Matilda III,
  • Frontline tanks with sloped armour like the M4, the M4A1, the T-34, the Sherman II, the M4A4 or the ARL-44 (ACL-1),
  • Fast and agile light tanks such as the M24, that can easily flank the Semovente undetected are dangerous threats. Their speed and small size make them difficult to target for the Semovente's gun and they can disable you easily at close range.
How to defeat a 75/34 M43
  • Avoid any frontal encounter. Flank it and aim for the sides of the casemate.
  • Wait for it to have shot and be reloading (it gives you at least 6 seconds to act).
  • If you're forced to engage the Semovente frontally, be as close as possible to increase your chances to penetrate.
  • If you can't disable it in one shot, immobilizing the 75/34 M43 buys you time to finish it off. Either shoot the transmission, the driver or the engine to do so. Stay out or get out of its line of fire once it is immobilized.
  • When flying an aircraft, target the crew compartment to knock the crew out or the engine bay to immobilize it.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Effective frontal armour and all-around protection
  • Small frontal profile makes the tank easy to conceal and difficult to hit
  • Decent mobility and good hull traverse
  • Has access to HEAT rounds

Cons:

  • Armour becomes much less effective when uptiered against stronger vehicles
  • As a casemate tank destroyer, the Semovente is extremely vulnerable to flanks
  • A cramped interior and only 3 crew lessens survivability
  • Inadequate gun for its tier

History

Development

After the Italian Armistice in 1943, the Germans took control of Northern Italy and restarted the production of the Semovente da 105/25. Lacking 105 mm guns, 53 units were produced with the 75/34 Mod. SF gun for the Wehrmacht in 1943-44.

Combat usage

These saw service with German forces in southern Europe in 1944.

Media

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Vehicles equipped with the same gun
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links


Italy tank destroyers
M41  75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 90/53 M41M
M42  75/34 M42
M43  105/25 M43 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43
Wheeled  Breda 501
Other  L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40
USA  M36B1 · M113A1 (TOW)
Germany  ▄StuG III G