The Semovente 75/46 M43 is a Rank III Italy tank destroyer with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
Survivability and armour
The Semovente 75/46 retains the improved armour of it's 4.0 predecessor, with a 25mm lightly-angled frontal plate sitting in front of a flat 75mm plate and a driver's hatch on the left-hand side adding 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 angled armour plates, although shots that penetrate this area will often be absorbed by the transmission, saving the tank at the cost of it's mobility
As a result, the Semovente's armour can provide very effective protection against same or lower-tier tanks when properly angled. Ideally the vehicle will look to use it's 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.
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.
As with most tank-destroyers, the vehicles' side and rear armour do little to protect in in case of a flank, and players should always look to keep their nose pointed toward the enemy.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.
|75 mm Ansaldo 75 L/34|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Granate Perforante mod.39||APCBC||147||146||133||118||105||93|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Granate Perforante mod.39||APCBC||792||6.8||1.3||15||17||°||48°||63°||71°|
|XX||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||No|
|8 mm Breda Mod. 38|
|Capacity (Belt capacity)|| Fire rate
| Horizontal |
Usage in the battles
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Pros and cons
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|Italy tank destroyers|
|M41||75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 90/53 M41M|
|M43||105/25 M43 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43|
|Other||L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40|
|Post-War||Centauro · Centauro ROMOR · Centauro MGS|
|USA||▄M18 · M36B1 · M113A1 (TOW)|
|Germany||▄StuG III G|