M36B2

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This page is about the American tank destroyer M36B2. For other versions, see M36 Jackson (Family).
M36B2
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M36B2
AB RB SB
5.7 5.7 5.7
Research:71 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:210 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The 90-mm Gun Motor Carriage M36B2 is a rank IV American tank destroyer with a battle rating of 5.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Drone Age".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull38 / 19 / 19
Turret76 / 31 / 25
Crew5 people
Visibility101 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Turret, Hull)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet, Transmission area)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38.1 mm (54°) Front glacis
50.8-107.8 mm (6-70°) Transmission housing
19.05 mm (38°) Top
25.4 mm Bottom
19.05 mm (31-36°) Top
19.05 mm (13-45°) Bottom
19.5 mm
10 mm
Turret 31.75 mm (5-53°) Turret front
76.2 mm Gun mantlet
31.75 mm (14-21°) 25.4 mm (0-22°) 6.5 mm

Notes:

  • Tracks are 20 mm thick, bogies are 10 mm thick while the wheels are 20 mm thick.
  • Small slivers of 5 mm armour hang off the top side hull armour, giving minuscule protections at those areas.
  • Track blocks on the side hull armour allows an extra 20 mm of armour at their locations.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB44 / 6 km/h
RB and SB41 / 6 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight29.9 t
Engine power
AB782 hp
RB and SB410 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB26.2 hp/t
RB and SB13.7 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 44 6 29.9 582 782 19.46 26.15
Realistic 41 6 363 410 12.14 13.71

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 270 → 4 044 Sl icon.png
RB4 120 → 5 096 Sl icon.png
SB4 690 → 5 801 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications61 700 Rp icon.png
103 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training61 000 Sl icon.png
Experts210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces890 Ge icon.png
Research Aces570 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
140 / 190 / 240 % Sl icon.png
178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
90mm_us_M82_APCBC_ammo_pack
Research:
3 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
160 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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90mm_us_M304_APCR_ammo_pack
Research:
2 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
5 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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90mm_us_M313_Smoke_ammo_pack
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png
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90mm_us_T108_HEAT_ammo_pack
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 300 Sl icon.png
260 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

90 mm M3 cannon
Ammunition47 rounds
First-order11 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
9.7 → 7.5 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: M3 (90 mm)

The 90 mm M3 is the same gun available for the Super Hellcat, the T25 or the M26 and stays reliably accurate until 800 m distance. Beyond 1,000 m the loss of accuracy becomes a real handicap. The high muzzle velocity of your shells grants you pretty flat firing trajectories and thus helps fire at moving targets from a distance. In that regard, using the "sight distance control" feature can increase your chances of successfully hitting enemy tanks.

The rotation speed of the gun is better than average compared to other tanks at the same rank or battle rating. Which makes tracking a target from a distance an easy task to perform as your targeting process is fast. Elevation and depression angles of the gun are important, allowing you to fire from unusual positions (behind a ridge, from uphill, etc.). Your reload time is similar to vehicles at the same BR, if not a little longer than average. Your recoil is important but not powerful enough to throw your gun off target after firing. Lacking a stabilizer, the tank can't reliably fire on the move.

90 mm M3 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 47 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A 21.1 29.3 35.5 39.3 41.8 9.75 8.63 7.95 7.50
Realistic 14.3 16.8 20.4 22.6 24.0

Ammunition

The available ammunition allows for engaging all types of targets:

  • T33: APBC; a solid shot with an average penetration power and no explosive filler.
  • M71: HE; useful for destroying open and lightly armoured vehicles.
  • M304: APCR; a composite round with a very high penetration power but no explosive filler and will only penetrate flat vertical surfaces.
  • M82: APCBC; a capped armour-piercing shell with a ballistic cap that has a better but still average penetration power and an explosive filler. It will destroy any armoured target it penetrates.
  • M348: HEATFS; a HEAT round with very high penetration and excellent performance on angled armour
  • M313: Smoke; useful to blind enemy vehicles that are too remote for you to disable so that you can progress towards objectives.
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
T33 shot APBC 175 172 160 146 134 122
M71 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
M304 shot APCR 287 281 259 234 211 191
M82 shot APCBC 185 183 171 157 144 133
M348 shell HEATFS 305 305 305 305 305 305
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%
T33 shot APBC 853 10.91 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°
M71 shell HE 823 10.55 0 0.1 925 79° 80° 81°
M304 shot APCR 1,021 7.62 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
M82 shot APCBC 853 10.94 1.2 14 137.2 48° 63° 71°
M348 shell HEATFS 853 6.5 0.05 0.1 926.17 65° 72° 77°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M313 821 10.7 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
47 39 (+8) 30 (+17) 21 (+26) 12 (+35) (+40) (+46) No

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Vertical guidance-10° / 70°
Horizontal guidance-60° / 60°
Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (200) 577 -10°/+70° ±60°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Fast speed
  • Roof cover to protect from air attacks
  • Fast turret traverse
  • Carries a powerful gun
  • HEATFS and APCBC to fight German heavies and post-war vehicles
  • Browning .50 cal to deal with light vehicles and aircraft

Cons:

  • Slow and lacking in manoeuvrability when stock
  • Most opponents can penetrate your thin armour with autocannons, guns, and bombs
  • Roof armor is 6.5 mm thick, meaning most cannons and rifle-calibre weaponry can knock out the crew
  • HEATFS explodes on fences and bushes
  • Useless APCR shell
  • Stock APBC is mediocre
  • HEATFS sometimes requires extra shots for destroying heavily-armoured targets

History

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Media

Skins

See also

Other M36B2s

External links

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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
M26 Pershing  T26E1-1 · T26E5
Prototypes  T14 · T29 · T30 · T32 · T32E1 · T34
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) · ▄M4A4 · ▄M4A4 · ▄M4 Hybrid
M26 Pershing  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1
M47 Patton  mKPz M47 G · ▅M47
M10 GMC  ␗M10 GMC · ▄M10 GMC
M36 GMC  ␗M36 GMC · M36B1 · ▅M36B2 · ▄M36B2
M19 MGMC  ▅M19A1
M42 MGMC  ▅M42 · ␗M42
  *The Ordnance Department was renamed to the Ordnance Corps after the Army Reorganization Act of 1950.

USA tank destroyers
M10  M10 GMC
M36  M36 GMC · M36B2
T95  T28 · T95
ATGM  M901 · ADATS
Wheeled  M3 GMC · T55E1
Other  M8 HMC · M50 · M56
China  ▃LVT(A)(4) (ZIS-2)