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(Wikipedia is incorrect, source: "Le artiglierie del Regio Esercito" by Filippo Cappellano, Storia Militare 1998, page 265. In the game itself it has the same gun with the same APCBC round of the Marder III H. The Italian 75/46 was named "Mod.34" not 43.)
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:GarageImage 75 46 M43.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian tank destroyer {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian tank destroyer {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].  
 
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''
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'''Armour type:'''
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The Semovente 75/46 retains the improved armour of its 4.0 predecessor, with a 25mm slightly-angled frontal plate sitting in front of a flat 75mm plate and a driver's hatch on the left-hand side adding an additional 25mm of protection. This allows the Semovente's frontal armour to effectively provide up to 145mm of penetration when properly angled, or 170mm over the driver's hatch. For this reason. players should always look to angle the tanks' left side toward the enemy to allow the hatch to bounce shots more effectively.
 
  
Despite this however, the vehicles' armour scheme does contain a number of weak spots. Angling to maximise the protection of the front and side armour exposes an 85mm flat target around the vehicles headlamps. In addition to this, the lower glacis offers only 50mm of angled armour plates, although shots that penetrate this area will often be absorbed by the transmission, saving the tank at the cost of its mobility
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* Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, casemate)
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* Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
  
As a result, the Semoventes' armour can provide very effective protection against same or lower-rank tanks when properly angled. Ideally, the vehicle will look to use its extremely effective high-velocity gun to engage targets from a distance, where its small frontal profile and strong frontal armour make it difficult to penetrate. Enemy players will often fail to identify the tanks weak-spots and simply fire into the flat frontal plate, allowing the Semovente to bounce rounds effectively.
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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| Hull || 25 mm (78°) ''Upper glacis'' <br> 50 mm (40°) ''Lower glacis - top'' <br> 30 mm (50°) ''Lower glacis - bottom'' || 40 mm  <br> 40 + 25 + 4 mm ''Casemate area'' <br> 40 + 4 mm ''Side skirts area'' || 25 mm ''Upper part'' <br> 25 mm (15°) ''Lower part'' || 25 mm (12°) ''Front glacis'' <br> 10-15 mm (12°) ''Rear - Engine hood'' <br> 5-15 mm (5°) ''Rear - Radiator vents''
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|-
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| Casemate || 75 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) ''Casemate front plate'' <br> 90 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) ''Driver port'' <br> 60 + 30 mm (spherical) + 25 mm (25°) ''Gun mantlet'' || 45 mm (7-9°) + 25 mm || 45 mm || 15 mm (0-4°) ''Centre'' <br> 15 mm (18°) ''Sides''
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|-
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|}
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'''Notes:'''
  
The armour becomes much less effective in a full up-tier however, with Allied guns such as the British 17-pdr, US 76mm M1 and Soviet 85mm D-5T being able to reliably penetrate the vehicle at close range even when angled. The tanks' small size and cramped crew compartments also means that APHE shells offer little hope of survival should they get through its armour.
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* Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick and bogies 10 mm thick.
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* The belly is 15 mm thick.
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* Mudguards are 4 mm thick.
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The {{PAGENAME}} has the same protection as the 75/34 M43 but sits at a much higher battle rating, making its armour increase useless. The vertical front armour plate is wide, easy to target and not thick enough to stop most shells. The sides are weak and the roof armour is poor. The lower glacis offers little protection, although shots that penetrate this area will often be absorbed by the transmission, saving the tank at the cost of its mobility.
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The armour is ineffective, with Allied guns such as the British 17-pdr, US 76 mm M1 and Soviet 85mm D-5T guns being able to reliably penetrate the vehicle at long range even when your vehicle is angled. The small crew of 3 also means that APHE shells will disable several crew members when they get through its armour.
  
 
As with most tank-destroyers, the vehicles' side and rear armour do little to protect it in case of a flank, and players should always look to keep their nose pointed toward the enemy.
 
As with most tank-destroyers, the vehicles' side and rear armour do little to protect it in case of a flank, and players should always look to keep their nose pointed toward the enemy.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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The Semovente has reasonable mobility for a tank destroyer, being able to hit and maintain around 37km/h when driving off-road on level ground. The vehicle has a slow reverse speed however, only being able to hit 4km/h in its single gear.
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Despite its lack of neutral steering, the tank can traverse its hull reasonably quickly from a full stop, greatly helping to overcome its lack of a turret.
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp= 263|rbMinHp= 164}}
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The {{PAGENAME}} has reasonable mobility for a tank destroyer, being able to hit and maintain around 37 km/h when driving off-road on level ground. The vehicle has a slow reverse speed however, only reaching -4 km/h in its single gear.
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Despite its lack of neutral steering, the {{PAGENAME}} can traverse its hull reasonably quickly from a full stop, greatly helping to overcome its lack of a turret.
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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{{Specs-Economy}}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{Specs-Tank-Armaments}}
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{Specs-Tank-Weapon|1}}
 
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{{main|OTO 75/43 mod.40 (75 mm)}}
 
{{main|OTO 75/43 mod.40 (75 mm)}}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="6" | [[OTO 75/43 mod.40 (75 mm)|75 mm OTO 75/43 mod.40]]
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! colspan="5" | [[OTO 75/43 mod.40 (75 mm)|75 mm OTO 75/43 mod.40]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
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! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
 
 
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| colspan="3" | 42 || -10°/+16° || ±18° || N/A
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 42 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+16° || rowspan="2" | ±18° || rowspan="2" | N/A || 12.3 || 17.1 ||20.7||22.9|| 24.4 || rowspan="2" | 7.80 || rowspan="2" |6.79|| rowspan="2" |6.25|| rowspan="2" | 6.00
 
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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! ''Realistic''
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| 8.3 || 9.8 ||11.9||13.2|| 14.0
! style="width:4em" |Mode
 
! style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
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| ''Arcade'' || 12.3 || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
 
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| ''Realistic'' || 8.3 || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
 
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
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| 7.8 || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
 
 
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===== Ammunition =====
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==== Ammunition ====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
 
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! 10m
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! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
 
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| Granate Perforante mod.39 || APCBC || 151 || 148 || 135 || 121 || 108 || 96  
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| Granate Perforante mod.39 || APCBC || 151 || 148 || 135 || 121 || 108 || 96
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| Granata mod.34 || HE || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10
 
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| Granata mod.34 || HE || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10 || 10
 
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|}
 
|}
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
! colspan="11" | Shell details
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
 
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
''in mm:''
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
 
! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
 
 
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! 0%
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! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
! 50%
 
! 100%
 
 
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| Granate Perforante mod.39 || APCBC || 792 || 6.8 || 1.2 || 14 || 28.9 || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| Granate Perforante mod.39 || APCBC || 792 || 6.8 || 1.2 || 14 || 28.9 || 48° || 63° || 71°
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| Granata mod.34 || HE || 550 || 5.74 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 686 || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
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| Granata mod.34 || HE || 550 || 5.74 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 686 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
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|}
 
|}
  
===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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[[File:Ammoracks 75-46 M43.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
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! Full<br>ammo
! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br /> rack empty
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! 1st<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br /> rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br />  rack empty
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
 
 
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|| '''XX''' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || XX&nbsp;''(+XX)'' || style="text-align:center" | No
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| '''42''' || 25&nbsp;''(+17)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+41)'' || No
 
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|}
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* Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)}}
 
{{main|Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)}}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | [[Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)|8 mm Breda Mod. 38]]
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! colspan="5" | [[Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)|8 mm Breda Mod. 38]]
 
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! colspan="7" | ''Pintle mount''
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! Mount !! Capacity (Belt) !! Fire rate !! Vertical !! Horizontal
 
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! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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| Pintle mount || 504 (24) || 600 || -10°/+80° || ±90°
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
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| colspan="4" | 504 (24) || 600 || __° || __°
 
 
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The small calibre of the Breda Mod. 38 machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help or to mow down minor obstacles blocking your line of sight.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
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The Semovente is usually most effective when remaining at a distance, where its powerful gun and strong frontal armour can do their best work. A player should ideally look to exploit the tanks' small frontal profile and reasonable mobility to get into strong position's on the enemies' flank. The 75mm gun's high velocity, good reload and post-penetration effectiveness make it ideal for attacking enemy tanks from the side, where it can easily penetrate their side armour even in a full up-tier. This normally represents the safest way to play the vehicle.  
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The Semovente is usually most effective when remaining at a distance, where its powerful gun and strong frontal armour can do their best work. A player should ideally look to exploit the tanks' small frontal profile and reasonable mobility to get into strong position's on the enemies' flank. The 75mm gun's high velocity, good reload and post-penetration effectiveness make it ideal for attacking enemy tanks from the side, where it can easily penetrate their side armour even in a full up-tier. This normally represents the safest way to play the vehicle.
  
Players can be considerably more aggressive when top-rank however. Most adversaries at 4.3 or below will struggle to stop the Semoventes' gun with their frontal armour, and the vehicles' fast traverse time and low profile can allow it to quickly take out an unaware enemy, even in close quarters.  
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Players can be considerably more aggressive when top-rank however. Most adversaries at 4.3 or below will struggle to stop the Semoventes' gun with their frontal armour, and the vehicles' fast traverse time and low profile can allow it to quickly take out an unaware enemy, even in close quarters.
  
 
The most dangerous adversaries for the Semovente are either heavy tanks with extremely thick and angled armour, or vehicles with powerful APCBC shells that can defeat its frontal plate. [[M4A3E2|Sherman Jumbos]] have the frontal armour to stop the Semoventes' gun, with their only weakspot being their machine gun port or their turret ring, both of which represent very small targets. A Jumbo in a hull-down position represents an incredibly difficult target for the Semovente, although its short-barrelled gun will have trouble penetrating the Italian tanks' frontal plate.
 
The most dangerous adversaries for the Semovente are either heavy tanks with extremely thick and angled armour, or vehicles with powerful APCBC shells that can defeat its frontal plate. [[M4A3E2|Sherman Jumbos]] have the frontal armour to stop the Semoventes' gun, with their only weakspot being their machine gun port or their turret ring, both of which represent very small targets. A Jumbo in a hull-down position represents an incredibly difficult target for the Semovente, although its short-barrelled gun will have trouble penetrating the Italian tanks' frontal plate.
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== History ==
 
== History ==
 
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{{main|105/25_M43#History|l1=History of the 105/25 M43}}
  
A German-designed variant of the Semovente 105/25, with improved armor and using the german Pak 40 anti-tank gun in place of the original howitzer.<ref name="LeartiglieriedelRegioEsercito">Filippo Cappellano. ''Le artiglierie del Regio Esercito'' Italy, Storia Militare, 1998</ref> Due to the low production output of the italian licensed version of the gun, only eleven were built, while other were outfitted with the available italian 75/34 gun. They only saw service with German forces in Italy in late 1944 and 1945.
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The {{PAGENAME}} is a German-designed variant of the Semovente 105/25, with improved armour and using the German Pak 40 anti-tank gun in place of the original 105 mm howitzer.<ref name="LeartiglieriedelRegioEsercito">Filippo Cappellano. ''Le artiglierie del Regio Esercito'' Italy, Storia Militare, 1998</ref> Due to the low production output of the Italian-licensed version of the gun, only eleven {{PAGENAME}} were built, while others were outfitted with the available Italian 75 mm Ansaldo L/34 gun, leading to the production of the [[75/34 M43]] tank destroyer.
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They only saw service with German forces in Italy in late 1944 and 1945.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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Skin and Camouflages for the [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?vehicleCountry=italy&vehicleType=tank&vehicleClass=tank_destroyer&vehicle=it_semovente_m43_75_46 75/46 M43] in Warthunder Live.
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?vehicleCountry=italy&vehicleType=tank&vehicleClass=tank_destroyer&vehicle=it_semovente_m43_75_46 Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
  
==References==
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;Videos
<references />
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{{Youtube-gallery|CbzyzAuAFyc|'''{{PAGENAME}} Review, The Stug 3G's italian brother!''' - ''Joseph 2000''}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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<!-- ''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
  
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
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;Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* [[105/25 M43]] / [[M43 "G.C.Leoncello"]]
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* [[75/34 M43]]
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;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
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* [[Jagdpanzer 38(t)]]
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* [[Jagdpanzer IV]]
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* [[SU-85]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* ''other literature.''-->
 
* ''other literature.''-->
  
* [[Wikipedia:Semovente_da_75/46|[Wikipedia<nowiki>]</nowiki> Semovente da 75/46]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Semovente_da_75/46|[Wikipedia] Semovente da 75/46]]
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===References===
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{{Italy tank destroyers}}
 
{{Italy tank destroyers}}

Latest revision as of 14:36, 28 December 2020

RANK 4 FRANCE
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75/46 M43
it_semovente_m43_75_46.png
GarageImage 75 46 M43.jpg
75/46 M43
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Description

The Semovente 75/46 M43 is a rank III Italian tank destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull50 / 40 / 25
Turret100 / 70 / 45
Crew3 people
Visibility61 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, casemate)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 25 mm (78°) Upper glacis
50 mm (40°) Lower glacis - top
30 mm (50°) Lower glacis - bottom
40 mm
40 + 25 + 4 mm Casemate area
40 + 4 mm Side skirts area
25 mm Upper part
25 mm (15°) Lower part
25 mm (12°) Front glacis
10-15 mm (12°) Rear - Engine hood
5-15 mm (5°) Rear - Radiator vents
Casemate 75 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) Casemate front plate
90 mm (5°) + 25 mm (25°) Driver port
60 + 30 mm (spherical) + 25 mm (25°) Gun mantlet
45 mm (7-9°) + 25 mm 45 mm 15 mm (0-4°) Centre
15 mm (18°) Sides

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick and bogies 10 mm thick.
  • The belly is 15 mm thick.
  • Mudguards are 4 mm thick.

The 75/46 M43 has the same protection as the 75/34 M43 but sits at a much higher battle rating, making its armour increase useless. The vertical front armour plate is wide, easy to target and not thick enough to stop most shells. The sides are weak and the roof armour is poor. The lower glacis offers little protection, although shots that penetrate this area will often be absorbed by the transmission, saving the tank at the cost of its mobility.

The armour is ineffective, with Allied guns such as the British 17-pdr, US 76 mm M1 and Soviet 85mm D-5T guns being able to reliably penetrate the vehicle at long range even when your vehicle is angled. The small crew of 3 also means that APHE shells will disable several crew members when they get through its armour.

As with most tank-destroyers, the vehicles' side and rear armour do little to protect it in case of a flank, and players should always look to keep their nose pointed toward the enemy.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB53 / 7 km/h
RB and SB49 / 7 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight15.7 t
Engine power
AB353 hp
RB and SB185 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB22.5 hp/t
RB and SB11.8 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 53 7 15.7 263 353 16.75 22.48
Realistic 49 7 164 185 10.45 11.78

The 75/46 M43 has reasonable mobility for a tank destroyer, being able to hit and maintain around 37 km/h when driving off-road on level ground. The vehicle has a slow reverse speed however, only reaching -4 km/h in its single gear.

Despite its lack of neutral steering, the 75/46 M43 can traverse its hull reasonably quickly from a full stop, greatly helping to overcome its lack of a turret.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB6 200 → 8 047 Sl icon.png
RB3 770 → 4 893 Sl icon.png
SB4 100 → 5 321 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications34 500 Rp icon.png
73 900 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 300 Ge icon.png
Crew training43 000 Sl icon.png
Experts150 000 Sl icon.png
Aces550 Ge icon.png
Research Aces390 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
130 / 140 / 160 % Sl icon.png
154 / 154 / 154 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement it.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
2 300 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 900 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
1 900 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
2 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 700 Sl icon.png
130 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition42 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.6 → 5.9 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 16°
Horizontal guidance-18° / 18°
75 mm OTO 75/43 mod.40 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 42 -10°/+16° ±18° N/A 12.3 17.1 20.7 22.9 24.4 7.80 6.79 6.25 6.00
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0

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
Granate Perforante mod.39 APCBC 151 148 135 121 108 96
Granata mod.34 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
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%
Granate Perforante mod.39 APCBC 792 6.8 1.2 14 28.9 48° 63° 71°
Granata mod.34 HE 550 5.74 0.1 0.1 686 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the 75/46 M43
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
42 25 (+17) (+41) No

Notes:

  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Machine guns

Ammunition504 rounds
Belt capacity24 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)
8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle mount 504 (24) 600 -10°/+80° ±90°

The small calibre of the Breda Mod. 38 machine gun makes it largely ineffective against all armoured vehicles but the ones with an open compartment. It still can be used to ping targets as a rangefinding help or to mow down minor obstacles blocking your line of sight.

Usage in battles

The Semovente is usually most effective when remaining at a distance, where its powerful gun and strong frontal armour can do their best work. A player should ideally look to exploit the tanks' small frontal profile and reasonable mobility to get into strong position's on the enemies' flank. The 75mm gun's high velocity, good reload and post-penetration effectiveness make it ideal for attacking enemy tanks from the side, where it can easily penetrate their side armour even in a full up-tier. This normally represents the safest way to play the vehicle.

Players can be considerably more aggressive when top-rank however. Most adversaries at 4.3 or below will struggle to stop the Semoventes' gun with their frontal armour, and the vehicles' fast traverse time and low profile can allow it to quickly take out an unaware enemy, even in close quarters.

The most dangerous adversaries for the Semovente are either heavy tanks with extremely thick and angled armour, or vehicles with powerful APCBC shells that can defeat its frontal plate. Sherman Jumbos have the frontal armour to stop the Semoventes' gun, with their only weakspot being their machine gun port or their turret ring, both of which represent very small targets. A Jumbo in a hull-down position represents an incredibly difficult target for the Semovente, although its short-barrelled gun will have trouble penetrating the Italian tanks' frontal plate.

Heavy Soviet tanks such as the KV-1 and the rarer IS-1 are also tough opponents for the Semovente, with the KV best shot through the turret cheeks or the machine-gun port when angled. While the IS-1 has a far better gun than either the KV-1 or the Jumbo, its vulnerable turret ring can allow the Semovente to bypass its extremely thick frontal armour.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful gun with effective penetration and post-penetration damage, high velocity and accuracy, and a decent reload.
  • Strong frontal armour that can be easily angled
  • Unlike nearly every other Semovente, the guns' best shell is available immediately
  • Small frontal profile makes the tank easy to conceal and difficult to hit
  • Decent mobility and good hull traverse
  • One of relatively few tank-destroyers to mount a machine-gun, allowing players to find and mark targets

Cons:

  • Armour becomes much less effective when uptiered against stronger vehicles
  • The Italian tech tree lacks effective partners for the Semovente, meaning players are often forced to rely on weaker vehicles once the tank is knocked out, unless they want to be dragged into higher-rank games
  • As a casemate tank destroyer, the Semovente is extremely vulnerable to flanks
  • The tank lacks any other ammunition choice outside of its (admittedly very good) APHE and lacklustre HE, meaning players do not have the option of switching to an AP or APCR round for tougher opponents when necessary
  • A cramped interior and only 3 crew lessens survivablilty

History

Development

The 75/46 M43 is a German-designed variant of the Semovente 105/25, with improved armour and using the German Pak 40 anti-tank gun in place of the original 105 mm howitzer.[1] Due to the low production output of the Italian-licensed version of the gun, only eleven 75/46 M43 were built, while others were outfitted with the available Italian 75 mm Ansaldo L/34 gun, leading to the production of the 75/34 M43 tank destroyer.

Combat usage

They only saw service with German forces in Italy in late 1944 and 1945.

Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

References

  1. Filippo Cappellano. Le artiglierie del Regio Esercito Italy, Storia Militare, 1998


Italy tank destroyers
M41  75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 90/53 M41M
M42  75/34 M42
M43  105/25 M43 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43
Wheeled  Breda 501
Other  L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40
Post-War  Centauro · Centauro ROMOR · Centauro MGS
USA  ▄M18 · M36B1 · M113A1 (TOW)
Germany  ▄StuG III G