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Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (Priest)

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Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (Priest)

Armour Details

 

   
   
   
   

Superstructure

 Front 12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Side  12mm@0(12.0mm)
 Rear  12mm@0(12.0mm)
   

Hull

 Front 50mm@45(71.0mm)
 Side  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Rear  38mm@0(38.0mm)
 Top  14mm@90(14.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 71 (mm) - Minimum 12 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 2854
Weight  23 (tonnes)
Crew 7
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 6.08 (mtr)
Width 2.92 (mtr)
Height 2.97 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 25 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 15 (mph)
Range Road 125 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 175
Horse Power 375
Power/Weight 16.3 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (Priest) was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 2854 of which were used by the americans between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 7 and was 2.92 metres wide, 6.08 metres long, 2.97 metres high and weighed 23 tonnes.

Powered by a 375hp petrol engine the Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (Priest) was capable of a road speed of 25mph and a cross country speed of 15mph. The 175 gallon fuel capacity gave the Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 (Priest) a road range of 125 miles

Based on the sp gun chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 105mm Howitzer M3A1 L/18 with a muzzle velocity of 310m/sec which was capable of penetrating 43mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
105mm Howitzer M3A1 L/18
 Calibre 105 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 310 m/sec
 Shell Weight 14.9 Kg
 Ammunition69 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 46 45 44 43 41 39 37 36
Flight Time(secs) 0.32 0.65 1.32 2.72 4.17 5.7 7.29 8.96
Hit Probability % 98 98 90 39 20 14 8 5
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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