M19A1 (Japan)

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This page is about the SPAA M19A1 (Japan). For the American variant, see M19A1.
▅M19A1
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▅M19A1
AB RB SB
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Description

The Twin Gun Motor Carriage M19A1, like the M16 MGMC (Japan), was American surplus equipment at the end of WWII, and was gifted to the start-up of the JSDF. Serving in the JASDF and JGSDF, they were in service until 1979 when they were deemed obsolete.

It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit". Being a simple hand-me-down from the US, it plays and is exactly the same as the M19A1, offering 2 x 40 mm in a large open-top turret. Having relatively high armour penetration and the benefit of being built on the chassis of the M24 Chaffee, it can be used to flank and demolish ground targets. Fighting air targets with the M19 may prove more difficult than previous Japanese anti-aircraft vehicles: offering 40 mm auto cannons, the fire rate is diminished but is exchanged for increased shell velocity and single shell damage potential that can shred planes with a single hit.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 12 / 12
Turret12 / 8 / 8
Crew6 people
Visibility123 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12.7 mm (59°) Upper glacis
12.7 mm (45°) Lower glacis
12.7 mm (11°) 12.7 mm 12.7 mm
Turret 12.7 mm (cylindrical) Gun shield - lower part
12.7 mm (spherical) Gun shield - upper part
8 mm (cylindrical)
8 + 12.7 mm (cylindrical) Turret base
8 mm (cylindrical)
8 + 12.7 mm (cylindrical) Turret base

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 10 mm thick while tracks are 15 mm thick.

The M19A1 (Japan) is so lightly armoured that it is very vulnerable to nearby ammorack detonations, bomb blasts and even heavy MG fire can reliably penetrate the vehicle from beyond 1,000 m. As the M19A1 (Japan) has an open-topped turret, gun servants are also very exposed to MG fire, artillery strikes and plane strafings.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB62 / 26 km/h
RB and SB57 / 24 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight18.7 t
Engine power
AB565 hp
RB and SB296 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB30.2 hp/t
RB and SB15.8 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 62 26 18.7 420 565 22.46 30.21
Realistic 57 24 262 296 14.01 15.83

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 326 → 1 706 Sl icon.png
RB1 006 → 1 294 Sl icon.png
SB1 493 → 1 921 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications19 810 Rp icon.png
32 500 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost980 Ge icon.png
Crew training13 000 Sl icon.png
Experts47 000 Sl icon.png
Aces330 Ge icon.png
Research Aces280 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 90 / 130 % 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:
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Brake System
Research:
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Cost:
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Filters
Research:
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Cost:
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Transmission
Research:
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Cost:
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195 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved Parts
Research:
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Cost:
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Improved FPE
Research:
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Cost:
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
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Cost:
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40mm_usa_M2_HE_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
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Cost:
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40mm_usa_M2_AP_ammo_pack
Research:
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Cost:
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
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Cost:
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
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Cost:
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Artillery Support
Research:
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Cost:
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Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition352 rounds
Belt capacity8 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
0.6 → 0.5 s
Fire rate120 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 85°
40 mm Dual Automatic Gun M2 (x2) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 352 (8) 120 -5°/+85° ±180° N/A 35.2 48.8 59.2 65.5 69.7 0.65 0.58 0.53 0.50
Realistic 23.8 28.0 34.0 37.6 40.0

Ammunition

  • Default: AP-T · FI-T*
  • Mk.II: FI-T*
  • M81A1: AP-T

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
Mk.II FI-T* 9 8 7 6 5 4
M81A1 AP-T 72 69 58 46 37 29
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%
Mk.II FI-T* 874 0.83 0.1 0.1 63 79° 80° 81°
M81A1 AP-T 875 0.88 - - - 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M19A1 (Japan)
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
44 40 (+4) 36 (+8) 32 (+12) 30 (+14) 26 (+18) 22 (+22) 18 (+36)
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
12th
rack empty
13th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
16 (+28) 12 (+32) (+36) (+40) (+42) (+44) Yes

Notes:

  • Ammunition is modelled as 44 clips of 8 rounds
  • The visual discrepancy concerns the total number of rounds: 312 rounds are modeled but you can pack 352 rounds.

Usage in battles

Due to the lack of armour, this vehicle should never be used to engage ground vehicles. Keep it for engaging air targets, but always be aware of the limited ammo that's available.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High-penetrating 40 mm rounds
  • Capable of penetrating medium and light tanks and ground vehicles side-on, allowing for flanking tactics

Cons:

  • Low rate of fire cannons
  • Little armour and open roof leads to high vulnerability against any damage one may take

History

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Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


U.S. Army Ordnance Department/Corps*
Light tanks  T18E2 · M24 (Designed in collaboration with Cadillac)
M3 Stuart  M3 · M3A1 Stuart · M3A1 (USMC)
M5 Stuart  M5A1
Medium tanks  M3 Lee
M4 Sherman  M4 · M4A1 · M4A2 · M4A3 (105) · Calliope
  M4A1 (76) W · M4A2 (76) W · M4A3 (76) W
M26 Pershing  T20 · T25 · M26 · M26E1 · M26 T99
Patton Series  M46 · M46 "Tiger" · M47
Prototypes  T54E1 · T95E1
Heavy tanks  M103
M4 Jumbo  M4A3E2 · Cobra King · M4A3E2 (76) W
M6 Heavy  M6A1 · M6A2E1 · T1E1
M26 Pershing  T26E1-1 · T26E5
Prototypes  T14
T29  T29 · T30 · T34
T-32  T32 · T32E1
Tank destroyers  M3 GMC · M10 GMC · M56
M8 GMC  M8 HMC · M8A1 GMC
M36 GMC  M36 GMC · M36B2
Prototypes  T28 · T95
SPAAGs 
Production  M19 MGMC · M42
Export/Captured  ␗M8 HMC · SU-57
Stuart  Stuart I · Stuart III · ␗M3A3 Stuart · ␗M3A3 (1st PTG) · ▄M3A3 · ▄M3A3 Stuart · ▃Stuart VI (5th CAD) · ␗M5A1
Lee/Grant  ▂M3 Medium · ▃Grant I · Grant I
M4 Sherman  Sherman II · ▄M4A1 · ␗M4A1 (75) W · ▀M4 748 (a) · ▂M4A2 · ▄M4A3 (105) · ▅M4A3 (76) W · ▄M4A3E2
  ␗M4A4 · ␗M4A4 (1st PTG) · ▄Sherman V · ▄M4A4 · ▄Sherman I Composito
M26 Pershing  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1
M47 Patton  mKPz M47 G · ▅M47
M10 GMC  ␗M10 GMC · ▄M10 GMC
M36 GMC  ␗M36 GMC · M36B1 · ▅M36 · ▄M36B2
M19 MGMC  ▅M19A1
M42 MGMC  ▅M42 · ␗M42
  *The Ordnance Department was renamed to the Ordnance Corps after the Army Reorganization Act of 1950.

Japan anti-aircraft vehicles
Ke-Ni Derivatives  Ta-Se · So-Ki
Wheeled  Type 94
Tracked  SUB-I-II
Radar SPAAG  Type 87
Missile SPAA  Type 93 · Type 81 (C)
USA  ▅M16 MGMC · ▅M19A1 · ▅M42