37/42M (40 mm)

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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

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Available ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
36M APHEBC 60 57 48 39 31 25
39M HE 3 3 3 3 3 3
43M APBC 64 62 52 42 34 27
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
36M APHEBC 800 0.9 1.2 9 15 48° 63° 71°
39M HE 800 0.86 0 0.1 63 79° 80° 81°
43M APBC 800 0.9 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


  • Short reload
  • Good penetration
  • Great in close combat


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


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See also

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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  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
37 mm  M6 (USA)
75 mm  KwK37 (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)