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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''40 mm 37/42M''' is a Hungarian anti-tank gun. It is currently used in the {{Specs-Link|it_toldi_II_a}} tank.  
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The '''40 mm 37/42M''' is a Hungarian anti-tank gun. It is currently used in the {{Specs-Link|it_toldi_II_a}} tank.
  
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
 
=== Vehicles equipped with this weapon ===
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=== Available ammunition ===
 
=== Available ammunition ===
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
 
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| 36M || APHEBC || 60 || 57 || 48 || 39 || 31 || 25
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| 36M || APHEBC || 63 || 61 || 52 || 42 || 35 || 29
 
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| 39M || HE || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3
 
| 39M || HE || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3 || 3
 
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| 43M || APBC || 64 || 62 || 52 || 42 || 34 || 27
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| 43M || APBC || 72 || 69 || 60 || 50 || 42 || 35
 
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| 36M || APHEBC || 800 || 0.9 || 1.2 || 9 || 15 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| 36M || APHEBC || 800 || 0.97 || 1.2 || 9 || 15 || 48° || 63° || 71°
 
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| 39M || HE || 800 || 0.86 || 0 || 0.1 || 63 || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| 39M || HE || 800 || 0.97 || 0 || 0.1 || 63 || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
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| 43M || APBC || 800 || 0.9 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 47° || 60° || 65°
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| 43M || APBC || 800 || 1.05 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 47° || 60° || 65°
 
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The gun has short reload time. Therefore it's good in close combat, especially on urban maps like Poland, Eastern Europe or Sweden. Though the gun can be used for long-range combat, the penetration drop off over range means that armour-piercing power of the 40 mm shells would be significantly reduced at around 500 metres, where it loses around 12 mm of penetration.
 
The gun has short reload time. Therefore it's good in close combat, especially on urban maps like Poland, Eastern Europe or Sweden. Though the gun can be used for long-range combat, the penetration drop off over range means that armour-piercing power of the 40 mm shells would be significantly reduced at around 500 metres, where it loses around 12 mm of penetration.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
* Short reload  
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* Short reload
* Good penetration  
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* Good penetration
* Great in close combat  
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* Great in close combat
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''

Latest revision as of 16:04, 12 September 2021

Description

The 40 mm 37/42M is a Hungarian anti-tank gun. It is currently used in the Toldi IIA tank.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.

Available 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
36M APHEBC 63 61 52 42 35 29
39M HE 3 3 3 3 3 3
43M APBC 72 69 60 50 42 35
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%
36M APHEBC 800 0.97 1.2 9 15 48° 63° 71°
39M HE 800 0.97 0 0.1 63 79° 80° 81°
43M APBC 800 1.05 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The gun has short reload time. Therefore it's good in close combat, especially on urban maps like Poland, Eastern Europe or Sweden. Though the gun can be used for long-range combat, the penetration drop off over range means that armour-piercing power of the 40 mm shells would be significantly reduced at around 500 metres, where it loses around 12 mm of penetration.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Short reload
  • Good penetration
  • Great in close combat

Cons:

  • Not useful in long-range attacks due to drop-off in penetration at ranges

History

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Media

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See also

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External links

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Italy tank cannons
20 mm  Breda Mod.35 · Fucile Controcarri S Mod.39
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44
37 mm  Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18
40 mm  37/42M
47 mm  47/32 mod.35 · 47/40 mod.38
60 mm  Cannone da 60/70 · OTO HVG
75 mm  41.M · 75/18 mod.34 · 75/32 mod.37 · 75/34 mod.39 · Ansaldo 75 L/34 · OTO 75/43 mod.40
90 mm  90/53 mod.41 · Cannone da 90/50 M3A1 · Cockerill Mk.3
105 mm  Cannone Ansaldo da 105/25 · OTO Melara 105/52 · OTO Melara 105/55
106 mm  Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1
120 mm  OTO Breda 120/44 · OTO Melara 120/45
  Foreign:
37 mm  M6 (USA)
75 mm  KwK37 (Germany) · KwK40 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA) · StuK40 (Germany)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · QF 17-pounder (Britain)
90 mm  M3 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany) · M68 (USA)