SPG: M53/M55

M53/M55

SPG on a modified chassis of the M47 medium tank. The prototype was produced in 1952, and in 1956 the SPG entered service in two variants: the M55 for the Army and the M53 for the Marines.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier IX
Hit Points 450 HP
Weight/Load Limit 44.61 / 44.7 t
Price 3,550,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Driver
  3. Gunner
  4. Gunner
  5. Loader
  6. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 770 h.p.
Speed Limit 56 km/h
Traverse Speed 22 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 10 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 25
  • sides 12
  • rear 12
Armament
Gun 155 mm Gun M46
Ammunition 40 pcs
Damage 938-1563 HP
Armor Penetration 66-110 mm
Rate of Fire 1.97 rounds/min
View Range 350 m
Signal Range 500 m

Configuration

Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
VIII 155 mm Gun M46 1250/1250 88/90 1.97 125,000
IX 8-inch Howitzer M47 1850/1450/1850 102/241/102 1.33 240,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VIII Ford GAC 770 20 59,000
X Continental AV-1790-7B 810 12 100,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VIII T97/T108 44.7 22 31,000
IX M53/M55 48.0 24 64,000
Radios

Radios

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