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Howitzer Motor Carriage M8

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General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1942
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced1778
Weightunknown
Crew4
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length4.46 mtr
Width2.26 mtr
Height2.34 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed35 mph
Max Cross Country Speed24 mph
Range Road100 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacity89 gal
Horse Power220 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information

Armour Details
Turret
Front28mm@30°(32mm)
Side25mm@12°(26mm)
Rear15mm@12°(15mm)
Topn/a
Superstructure
Front28mm@45°(40mm)
Side25mm@(25mm)
Rear25mm@(25mm)
Top12mm@90°(12mm)
Hull
Front43mm@45°(61mm)
Side25mm@(25mm)
Rear25mm@(25mm)
Top12mm@90°(12mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 61 mm - Minimum 12 mm

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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