SPG: M40/M43

M40/M43

The Long Tom and its successor, the M43, became the most powerful Allied SPGs. The M40 fought in the battle for Cologne in 1945. Both vehicles were used during the Korean War.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier VIII
Hit Points 400 HP
Weight/Load Limit 36.69 / 37.0 t
Price 2,700,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
  6. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 400 h.p.
Speed Limit 38 km/h
Traverse Speed 20 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 10 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 108
  • sides 25
  • rear 12
Armament
Gun 155 mm Gun M1A1
Ammunition 30 pcs
Damage 938-1563 HP
Armor Penetration 66-110 mm
Rate of Fire 1.82 rounds/min
View Range 380 m
Signal Range 325 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VII 155 mm Gun M1A1 1250/1250 88/90 1.82 96,500
VIII 8-inch Howitzer M1 1850/1450/1850 102/241/102 1.23 150,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Wright Continental R-975C1 400 20 11,000
V Wright Continental R-975C4 460 20 13,900
VI Ford GAA early 500 20 29,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VII M40 37.0 20 19,070
VIII M43 39.5 22 32,000
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IV SCR 510 325 1,980
VI SCR 610 420 24,600
X SCR 619 750 54,000