90/53 M41M

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Semovente 90/53 M41M
it_semovente_m41m_90.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
3.7/3.7/3.7BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
15.7 tWeight
4 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
90 mm 90/53 mod.41 cannonWeapon 1
8 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 19°Vertical guidance
-45° / 45°Horizontal guidance
Economy
18 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
77 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 600 / 1 996/1 600 / 1 996/1 670 / 2 084Repair
22 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
77 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
330 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.36 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage 90 53 M41M.jpg


The Semovente 90/53 M41M (shortened as 90/53 M41M) is a Rank II Italian tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour is not great, but the gun shield protects from .50 cal fire from the front and the very sloped hull armor can bounce shots. The back is very vulnerable as your crew can be knocked out by anything and the ammo is also stored there. One artillery shell behind you can one shot the 90/53.

Despite that, it has better survivability than what people may expect from such a thin armored vehicle. Because of its layout, the 90/53 M41M separates the crew into two different areas, the front compartment of the hull and the rear turret, with the engine bay in between. This also gives additional protection from the front side to the ammunition storage area, and so being destroyed by an ammo explosion is not a frequent thing.

Mobility

The Mobility is good on flat terrain and even on some slopes, about the same as other Italian tanks on the same chassis. Due to the 90° horizontal fire angle, the 90/53 can drive diagonally while aiming.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 90/53 mod.41 (90 mm)
90 mm 90/53 mod.41
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
8 -5°/+19° ±45° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 9.7 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 6.5 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
__.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Granata Perforante da 90 APCBC 131 130 120 110 100 91
Granata da 90 HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
Granata Perforante mod.43 APCBC 158 156 146 134 123 114
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Granata Perforante da 90 APCBC 758 12 0.8 28 520 ° 48° 63° 71°
Granata da 90 HE 850 10 0.1 0.5 1 ° 79° 80° 81°
Granata Perforante mod.43 APCBC 773 11 0.8 28 180 ° 48° 63° 71°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wide traverse angle
  • Exceptionally lethal APHE shells with outstanding penetration
  • Acceptable reloading time

Cons:

  • Poor gun depression
  • Extremely poor ammunition capacity (8 rounds)
  • Poor armour & exposed crewmembers in the turret
  • Poor dispersion, especially without upgrades
  • Mediocre mobility

History

The Semovente M41M da 90/53 consisted of the 90 mm anti-aircraft gun mounted on the rear of a lengthened M14/41 hull and chassis. The engine was moved from the rear of the vehicle to a central position. Conceived and built specifically for anti-tank use on the Eastern Front after it was clear Italian forces had no answer to Russian tanks like the T-34, was hurriedly designed and rushed into production in early 1942. In practice the large gun overstressed the chassis and engine, so production stopped after 30 were produced and none were ever sent to Russia. Only a handful of rounds could be carried on the vehicle; it had to be accompanied by a turretless L6/40 tank used as its ammunition carrier.

Twenty-four surviving vehicles were formed into the 10th Self-Propelled Gun Unit (Raggruppamento Semoventi), divided into 3 gruppi. It was sent to Sicily in June, 1943, and was deployed against the US 7th Army in fighting in the Licata area, losing all but two of its vehicles. These last two vehicles were abandoned and captured in Messina when Sicily fell. The few left behind in Italy were seized and used by Germany.

Media

Skins and camouflages for the 90/53 M41M from live.warthunder.com.

See also

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External links


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
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