37/42M (40 mm)
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
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|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
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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|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|
|47 mm||47/32 mod.35 · 47/40 mod.38|
|60 mm||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)|