M36 Jackson

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M36 Jackson

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USA Turreted TD Tier VI
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 884,200  Credits
Hit Points 560590 HP
Weight Limit 28.3/28.929.084/30.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner
Driver
Radio Operator
Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 350420 hp
Speed Limit 42/11 km/h
Traverse 2830 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 12.3714.44 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 114/25/25 mm
Turret Armor76/25/2576/25/25 mm
Armament
Damage 86.3-143.8180-300 HP
Penetration 96-160120-200 mm
Rate of Fire
19.35100% crew: 20.18 rpm
+ BiA : 20.64 rpm
+ Food: 21.55 rpm
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ BiA : 8 rpm
+ Food: 8.35 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
Aim time
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s
Turret Traverse
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -10°/+20°-10°/+20°
Ammo Capacity 5447 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2015 %
View Range
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
m
Signal Range
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ BiA : 421.24 m
+ Food: 439.86 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ BiA : 655.85 m
+ Food: 684.85 m
m
Parent Contour-USA-M10 Wolverine.pngContour-USA-M4A3E8 Sherman.png
Child
Contour-USA-T25 AT.png45,000 XP
Research
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The M36 Jackson is an American tier 6 tank destroyer.

The most powerful American tank destroyer. The M36 was developed on the chassis of the M10A1 and M10, with a total of 2,324 vehicles manufactured from November 1943 through September 1945.

It is very similar to the M10 Wolverine, with increased armor values and the ability to mount the powerful 90 mm AT Gun M3. However, it cannot mount the 105 mm AT SPH M4 L23 that's available on the M10 Wolverine. Upgrading to the roofed turret is a good idea as the roof protects the crew from the extensive HE damage open top vehicles are vulnerable to. Even though it has a turret, remember that the M36 Jackson is a tank destroyer and not a medium tank. By keeping the hull still and only rotating the turret to fire, Camouflage Nets and Binocular Telescopes won't reset, making it one of the more difficult tank destroyers to spot when used properly.

The M36 Jackson leads to the T25 AT.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
05V M36T74 0076 76/25/25 mm
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
d/s
360°
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
m
0------ 9,0009,000 Credits 4,500 4,500 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
06VI 76 mm AT Gun M1A2 54 115/110/185 HP 128/177/38 mm 96 Credits/7 Gold/68 Credits
19.35100% crew: 20.18 rpm
+ BiA : 20.64 rpm
+ Food: 21.55 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
--- 62,00062,000 Credits 1,590 1,590 kg
07VII 90 mm AT Gun M3 47 240/240/320 HP 160/243/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ BiA : 8 rpm
+ Food: 8.35 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
14,000 81,00081,000 Credits 2,050 2,050 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI M36T78 0076 76/25/25 mm
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
16100% crew: 16.69 deg/s
+ BiA : 17.06 deg/s
+ Food: 17.82 deg/s
d/s
360°
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
370100% crew: 370 m
+ BiA : 377.93 m
+ Food: 393.79 m
m
4,6004,600 16,10016,100 Credits 4,800 4,800 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
06VI 76 mm AT Gun M1A2 54 115/110/185 HP 128/177/38 mm 96 Credits/7 Gold/68 Credits
19.35100% crew: 20.18 rpm
+ BiA : 20.64 rpm
+ Food: 21.55 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -8°/+20°
--- 62,00062,000 Credits 1,590 1,590 kg
07VII 90 mm AT Gun M3 47 240/240/320 HP 160/243/45 mm 255 Credits/11 Gold/255 Credits
7.5100% crew: 7.82 rpm
+ BiA : 8 rpm
+ Food: 8.35 rpm
r/m
0.35100% crew: 0.34 m
+ BiA : 0.33 m
+ Food: 0.31 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -7°/+20°
14,000 81,00081,000 Credits 2,050 2,050 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Wright Continental R-975EC2 0350 350 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 10,50010,500 Credits 0515 515 kg
04IV Wright Continental R-975C1 0400 400 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 900 11,00011,000 Credits 0516 516 kg
05V GMC 6046 0420 420 hp 015 15 % Diesel 1,410 13,50013,500 Credits 0549 549 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
05V M36T41 28.8928.89 t 02828 d/s ------ 6,4006,400 Credits 7,000 7,000 kg
06VI M36T42 30.530.5 t 03030 d/s 6,9506,950 22,10022,100 Credits 7,000 7,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
06VI SCR 508
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ BiA : 421.24 m
+ Food: 439.86 m
395100% crew: 411.93 m
+ BiA : 421.24 m
+ Food: 439.86 m
m
0--- --- 21,60021,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
09IX SCR 506
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ BiA : 655.85 m
+ Food: 684.85 m
615100% crew: 641.36 m
+ BiA : 655.85 m
+ Food: 684.85 m
m
5,600 5,600 33,60033,600 Credits 0110 110 kg

Historical Info

The M36 Tank Destroyer, formally 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American Tank Destroyer used during World War II. It was known as Jackson or Slugger by the British, after the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson. American soldiers usually referred to them as TDs for 'Tank Destroyers'. The M36 first served in combat in Europe in September 1944, and served until the end of the war; it also served during the Korean War, and in the armies of several other countries.

Development

With the advent of heavy German armor such as the Panther and Tiger, the standard U.S. Tank Destroyer, the 3in Gun Motor Carriage M10, was rapidly becoming obsolete, because its main armament, the 3in M7 gun, had difficulty engaging these new tanks past 500 meters. This was foreseen, however, and in September, 1942 American engineers had begun designing a new Tank Destroyer armed with the M3 90 mm gun. This was several months before any Allied unit encountered a Tiger in combat, as the British First Army in Tunisia was the first western Allied unit to encounter the Tiger I in the leadup to the Battle of the Kasserine Pass at the start of 1943, and well over a year before any US unit encountered a Panther in combat. The first M36 prototype was completed in March 1943, with a new turret mounting the 90 mm M3 gun on a standard M10 chassis. After testing, an order for 500 was issued. The prototype was designated T71 Gun Motor Carriage; upon standardization the designation was changed to 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 in June 1944. Like all US Tank Destroyers, the turret was open-topped to save weight and provide better observation. Postwar, a folding armored roof kit was developed to provide some protection from shell fragments, as with the M10. The M36 had a large bustle at the rear of its turret which provided a counterweight for the main gun. Eleven additional rounds of ammunition were stored inside the counterweight.

Service

It was not until September 1944 that the vehicle first began to appear in the European Theater of Operations. About 1,400 M36s were produced during the war. The need for 90 mm gunned Tank Destroyers was so urgent that, during October-December 1944, 187 conversions of standard Medium Tank M4A3 hulls were produced by Grand Blanc Arsenal. These vehicles, designated M36B1, were rushed to the European Theater of Operations and used in combat alongside standard M36s. The M36 was well liked by its crews, being one of the few armored fighting vehicles available to US forces that could destroy heavy German tanks from a distance. After World War II, the M36 was used in the Korean War. It could destroy any Soviet-made AFV deployed in that theater of operations. One postwar modification was the addition of a ball-mounted machine gun on the co-driver's side, as in many other armored fighting vehicles of the time.

M36s were also exported after World War II to various countries. One of the recipients was Yugoslavia where the engine was replaced with the 500 hp Soviet-made diesel engine used in T-55 main battle tanks. Yugoslavian M36s participated in the Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995) but they are no longer in service with the Croatian Armed Forces due to their withdrawal immediately after the war. M36s were also used by Serbian forces in Bosnia and Croatia, and they were used during the Kosovo War as decoys for NATO air strikes. The M36 was used by the French army, during the First Indochina War. They were also supplied as part of U.S. military aid to Pakistan in the 1950s and served in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

The Republic of China Army acquired eight ex-French examples in 1955 and had them stationed in Kinmen island group, where they are deemed more maneuverable than the bigger M48A3 and later CM11/12 MBTs while being more powerful than M24 and M41 light tanks. As of April 2001, at least two still remained in service with troops defending Lieyu Township.
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