M8A1

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M8A1

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USA Turreted TD Tier IV
Battle Tiers
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Totals
Cost 130,000  Credits
Hit Points 250265 HP
Weight Limit 15/16.216.63/17.5 t
Crew
Commander
Gunner (Loader)
Driver
Radio Operator
Mobility
Engine Power 320350 hp
Speed Limit 58/20 km/h
Traverse 3540 deg/s
Power/Wt Ratio 21.3321.05 hp/t
Pivot YesYes
Armor
Hull Armor 29/29/25 mm
Turret Armor38/25/2538/25/25 mm
Armament
Damage 131.3-218.882.5-137.5 HP
Penetration 29-4876-126 mm
Rate of Fire
16.22100% crew: 16.91 rpm
+ BiA : 17.29 rpm
+ Food: 18.06 rpm
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ BiA : 15.23 rpm
+ Food: 15.91 rpm
r/m
Accuracy
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ BiA : 0.4 m
+ Food: 0.39 m
m
Aim time
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ BiA : 1.78 s
+ Food: 1.71 s
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s
Turret Traverse
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 deg/s
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 deg/s
deg/s
Gun Arc 360°
Elevation Arc -8°/+25°--9°/+25°
Ammo Capacity 4646 rounds
General
Chance of Fire 2020 %
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
325100% crew: 338.93 m
+ BiA : 346.59 m
+ Food: 361.91 m
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ BiA : 799.82 m
+ Food: 835.18 m
m
Parent Contour-USA-T82.png
Child
Contour-USA-T49.png10,500 XP
Research
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The M8A1 is an American tier 4 tank destroyer.

The vehicle was intended as a self-propelled infantry support gun on the basis of the M5 tank. The M8A1 variant featured a modified turret and upgraded armament. From September 1943 through January 1944 a total of 1778 vehicles were manufactured.

Although the M8A1 has a slow turret traverse speed, it is relatively mobile, with good acceleration and an excellent top speed. It begins with a fun, but ineffective, howitzer. The M8A1's armor is thin, and can occasionally bounce shells from lower-tier tanks. However, shots that do not bounce will almost always penetrate. Use the M8A1's turret, and excellent accuracy of the 57 mm, to your advantage. Once the crew reaches 100% in Camouflage, the M8A1 is difficult to detect. Just remember, the M8A1 is not built for close combat. Assist allies by providing support when the enemy is distracted with a more intimidating target. By the time the enemy realizes you are assisting your ally, he will most likely be dead. Also, keep in mind that the M8A1's repair and ammunition costs are high, meaning you may lose credits after a bad battle. Although the 76 mm AT Gun M7 L/50 is a better money maker than the 57 mm, the 57 mm is superior due to its greater penetration and higher DPM.

The M8A1 leads to the T49.


















Modules

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
03III M8A1 0038 38/25/25 mm
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 deg/s
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 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------ 1,8901,890 Credits 1,200 1,200 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
03III 75 mm AT Howitzer M3 46 175/110 HP 38/91 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold
16.22100% crew: 16.91 rpm
+ BiA : 17.29 rpm
+ Food: 18.06 rpm
r/m
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ BiA : 1.78 s
+ Food: 1.71 s
s

Front: -10°/+25°
Sides: -10°/+25°

Rear: -2°/+25°
--- 5,4005,400 Credits 0138 138 kg
04IV 75 mm AT Gun M3 46 110/110/175 HP 92/127/38 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold/56 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ BiA : 15.23 rpm
+ Food: 15.91 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ BiA : 0.4 m
+ Food: 0.39 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ BiA : 1.78 s
+ Food: 1.71 s
s

Front: -10°/+25°
Sides: -10°/+25°

Rear: -0°/+25°
2,100 30,00030,000 Credits 1,437 1,437 kg
05V 57 mm Gun M1 66 75/75/95 HP 110/180/29 mm 50 Credits/7 Gold/28 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ BiA : 25.59 rpm
+ Food: 26.73 rpm
r/m
0.39100% crew: 0.37 m
+ BiA : 0.37 m
+ Food: 0.35 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ BiA : 1.78 s
+ Food: 1.71 s
s

Front: -10°/+25°
Sides: -10°/+25°

Rear: -0°/+25°
2,350 33,00033,000 Credits 0400 400 kg

Turret
TierNameArmorTraverse SpeedTraverse ArcView RangeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV T87 0038 38/25/25 mm
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 deg/s
18100% crew: 18.77 deg/s
+ BiA : 19.2 deg/s
+ Food: 20.04 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
1,2001,200 5,1805,180 Credits 1,550 1,550 kg
Guns compatible with this Turret:
Gun
TierNameAmmoDamagePenetrationShell PriceRate of FireAccuracyAim TimeElevationXP CostPriceWeight
03III 75 mm AT Howitzer M3 46 175/110 HP 38/91 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold
16.22100% crew: 16.91 rpm
+ BiA : 17.29 rpm
+ Food: 18.06 rpm
r/m
0.53100% crew: 0.51 m
+ BiA : 0.5 m
+ Food: 0.48 m
m
1.9100% crew: 1.82 s
+ BiA : 1.78 s
+ Food: 1.71 s
s

Front: -8°/+25°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -7°/+25°
--- 5,4005,400 Credits 0138 138 kg
04IV 75 mm AT Gun M3 46 110/110/175 HP 92/127/38 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold/56 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ BiA : 15.23 rpm
+ Food: 15.91 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ BiA : 0.4 m
+ Food: 0.39 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+25°
2,100 30,00030,000 Credits 1,437 1,437 kg
05V 57 mm Gun M1 66 75/75/95 HP 110/180/29 mm 50 Credits/7 Gold/28 Credits
24100% crew: 25.03 rpm
+ BiA : 25.59 rpm
+ Food: 26.73 rpm
r/m
0.39100% crew: 0.37 m
+ BiA : 0.37 m
+ Food: 0.35 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -10°/+20°
Sides: -10°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+25°
2,350 33,00033,000 Credits 0400 400 kg
05V 3-inch AT Gun M7 46 110/110/175 HP 101/157/38 mm 56 Credits/7 Gold/56 Credits
14.29100% crew: 14.9 rpm
+ BiA : 15.23 rpm
+ Food: 15.91 rpm
r/m
0.43100% crew: 0.41 m
+ BiA : 0.4 m
+ Food: 0.39 m
m
1.7100% crew: 1.63 s
+ BiA : 1.59 s
+ Food: 1.53 s
s

Front: -9°/+25°
Sides: -8°/+20°

Rear: -6°/+25°
2,250 33,50033,500 Credits 1,450 1,450 kg

Engine
TierNamePowerFire ChanceTypeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV Twin Cadillac 42 series 0320 320 hp 020 20 % Gasoline --- 10,35010,350 Credits 0530 530 kg
04IV Continental R-975-C1 0350 350 hp 020 20 % Gasoline 550 10,50010,500 Credits 0500 500 kg

Suspension
TierNameLoad LimitTraverse SpeedXP CostPriceWeight
03III VVS T16 16.216.2 t 03535 d/s ------ 1,8501,850 Credits 3,000 3,000 kg
04IV T36 E6 17.517.5 t 04040 d/s 1,1001,100 5,8505,850 Credits 3,000 3,000 kg

Radio
TierNameRangeXP CostPriceWeight
04IV SCR 510
325100% crew: 338.93 m
+ BiA : 346.59 m
+ Food: 361.91 m
325100% crew: 338.93 m
+ BiA : 346.59 m
+ Food: 361.91 m
m
0--- --- 1,9801,980 Credits 0080 80 kg
06VI SCR 610
420100% crew: 438 m
+ BiA : 447.9 m
+ Food: 467.7 m
420100% crew: 438 m
+ BiA : 447.9 m
+ Food: 467.7 m
m
1,480 1,480 24,60024,600 Credits 0100 100 kg
10X SCR 619
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ BiA : 799.82 m
+ Food: 835.18 m
750100% crew: 782.14 m
+ BiA : 799.82 m
+ Food: 835.18 m
m
9,000 9,000 54,00054,000 Credits 0080 80 kg

Historical Info

The 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8, sometimes known as the M8 Scott, was a self-propelled howitzer vehicle of the United States developed during the Second World War.

Development

It was developed on the chassis of the then-new Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI). The test vehicle had the standard M5 turret removed, and replaced with an open-topped turret, this vehicle was designated the T17E1 HMC. Armament consisted of a new open-topped turret armed with a 75 mm M2 howitzer, later an 75 mm M3 howitzer, which were reworks of the M1A1 pack howitzer. It carried 46 rounds of 75 mm ammunition; types of ammunition carried were Smoke M89 and H.E. (High Explosive) M48. It featured no coaxial or hull mounted Browning M1919A4 .30-06 machine guns as featured on standard Light Tank M5s. The only other armament was Browning M2HB .50-caliber machine gun for local area, and anti-aircraft defense; 400 rounds of .50-caliber were stowed onboard for the M2HB.

Production

The T17E1 HMC was ordered into production as the 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 in April 1942. Production ran from September 1942, to January 1944. A total of 1,778 vehicles were produced.

Combat Service

The M8 saw action in the Italian Campaign, the Western Front, and in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the war. It was used by the French Union and State of Vietnam during the First Indochina War. It was largely replaced by the adaption of the M4 Sherman to use the 105 mm howitzer.

Variants

  • 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8

Based on the Light Tank M5 chassis.

  • 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8A1
Based on the Light Tank M5A1 chassis. Some rearmed with the M3 75 mm gun.
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