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Howitzer Motor Carriage M8


Howitzer Motor Carriage M8

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Armour Details


 Front 28mm@30(32.0mm)
 Side  25mm@12(26.0mm)
 Rear  15mm@12(15.0mm)


 Front 28mm@45(40.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)


 Front 43mm@45(61.0mm)
 Side  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@0(25.0mm)
 Top  12mm@90(12.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 61 (mm) - Minimum 12 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced 1778
Weight  15.73 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.46 (mtr)
Width 2.26 (mtr)
Height 2.34 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 35 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 24 (mph)
Range Road 100 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity 89
Horse Power 220
Power/Weight 13.98 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 was a self propelled artillery vehicle , 1778 of which were used by the americans between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.26 metres wide, 4.46 metres long, 2.34 metres high and weighed 15.73 tonnes.

Powered by a 220hp petrol engine the Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 was capable of a road speed of 35mph and a cross country speed of 24mph. The 89 gallon fuel capacity gave the Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 a road range of 100 miles

Based on the sp gun chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 75mm Gun M2 with a muzzle velocity of 0m/sec which was capable of penetrating 0mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
75mm Gun M2
 Ammunition89 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
No data available

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