Tank Destroyer: M8A1

M8A1

The vehicle was intended as a self-propelled infantry support gun on the basis of the M5 tank. The M8A1 variant featured a modified turret and upgraded armament. From September 1943 through January 1944 a total of 1778 vehicles were manufactured.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier IV
Hit Points 250 HP
Weight/Load Limit 15.0 / 16.2 t
Price 130,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
Mobility
Engine Power 320 h.p.
Speed Limit 58 km/h
Traverse Speed 35 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 18 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 29
  • sides 29
  • rear 25
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 38
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
Armament
Gun 75 mm AT Howitzer M3
Ammunition 46 pcs
Damage 131-219 HP
Armor Penetration 29-48 mm
Rate of Fire 16.22 rounds/min
View Range 370 m
Signal Range 325 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
III M8A1
  • front 38
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
18 370 1,890
IV T87
  • front 38
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
18 370 5,180
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
III 75 mm AT Howitzer M3 175/110 38/91 16.22 5,400
IV 75 mm AT Gun M3 110/110/175 92/127/38 14.29 30,000
V 3-inch AT Gun M7 110/110/175 101/157/38 14.29 33,500
V 57 mm Gun M1 75/75/95 110/180/29 24.0 33,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
IV Twin Cadillac, Series 42 320 20 10,350
IV Continental R-975-C1 350 20 10,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
III VVS T16 16.2 35 1,850
IV T36 E6 17.5 40 5,850
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