75/46 M43

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75/46 M43
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75/46 M43
AB RB SB
4.7 4.7 4.7
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Description

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".

General info

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 Semoventes' 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.

Mobility

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.

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.

Armaments

Main armament

75 mm Ansaldo 75 L/34
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
42 -10°/+16° ±18° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 12.3 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 8.3 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
7.8 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Granate Perforante mod.39 APCBC 147 146 133 118 105 93
Granata mod.34 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Granate Perforante mod.39 APCBC 792 6.8 1.3 15 17 ° 48° 63° 71°
Granata mod.34 HE 550 5.7 0.1 0.1 686 ° 79° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
XX XX (+XX) XX (+XX) XX (+XX) No

Machine guns

Main article: Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)
8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
504 (24) 600 __° __°

Usage in the battles

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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