SPG: M44

M44

A 155-mm SPG on the chassis of the M41 light tank. Developed from 1947 through 1951. Multiple faults were revealed after the vehicle entered service. The M44 was withdrawn from mass production due to the development of improved SPGs of this class. According to different sources, 250–600 vehicles of this type were manufactured from 1953 through 1954.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier VI
Hit Points 280 HP
Weight/Load Limit 29.42 / 29.5 t
Price 920,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Loader
  5. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 500 h.p.
Speed Limit 56 km/h
Traverse Speed 20 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 10 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 12
  • sides 12
  • rear 12
Armament
Gun 155 mm Howitzer M1
Ammunition 36 pcs
Damage 525-875 HP
Armor Penetration 59-98 mm
Rate of Fire 2.67 rounds/min
View Range 360 m
Signal Range 500 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
V 155 mm Howitzer M1 700/700 78/240 2.67 45,000
VI 155 mm Howitzer M45 700/700 78/240 2.73 68,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VII Continental AOS-895-3 500 20 31,000
VIII Continental AOSI-895-5 550 20 43,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
V T99E1 29.5 20 9,750
VI M44 32.0 22 16,500
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VIII AN/PRC-10 500 22,000
X AN/PRC-25 750 54,000