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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".
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.
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.
|90 mm 90/53 mod.41|
|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 da 90||APCBC||132||130||121||110||101||92|
|Granata da 90||HE||14||14||14||14||14||14|
|Granata Perforante mod.43||APCBC||158||156||146||134||124||114|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Granata Perforante da 90||APCBC||758||12.1||1.2||14||520||°||48°||63°||71°|
|Granata da 90||HE||850||10.1||0.1||0.5||1||°||79°||80°||81°|
|Granata Perforante mod.43||APCBC||773||11.1||1.2||14||180||°||48°||63°||71°|
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Wide traverse angle
- Exceptionally lethal APHE shells with outstanding penetration
- Acceptable reloading time
- Poor gun depression
- Extremely poor ammunition capacity (8 rounds)
- Poor armour & exposed crewmembers in the turret
- Poor dispersion, especially without upgrades
- Mediocre mobility
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.
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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)|