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M37

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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130,000  Credits Cost
180180 HP Hit Points
20.59/2120.95/23 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
  5. Loader
  6. Loader
Mobility
262296 hp Engine Power
56.3/14 km/h Speed Limit
2528 deg/s Traverse
12.7214.13 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
12.7/12.7/12.7 mm Hull Armor
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Shell Cost
410//410// HP Damage
27//27// mm Penetration



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4 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 15 s
50% Crew: 18.58 s
75% Crew: 16.22 s
100% Crew: 14.38 s
Rammer: 12.94 s
Vents: 14.06 s
Both: 12.66 s
Both and BiA: 12.38 s
Both and Max Crew %: 11.87 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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4 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 15 s
50% Crew: 18.58 s
75% Crew: 16.22 s
100% Crew: 14.38 s
Rammer: 12.94 s
Vents: 14.06 s
Both: 12.66 s
Both and BiA: 12.38 s
Both and Max Crew %: 11.87 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1549.8

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (410 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1549.8
50% Crew: 1250.5
75% Crew: 1430.9
100% Crew: 1615.4
100% Crew
Vents: 1652.3
Rammer: 1795.8
Both: 1836.8
Both and BiA: 1877.8
Both and Max Crew %: 1955.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1959.8
50% Crew: 1660.5
75% Crew: 1840.9
100% Crew: 2025.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 2205.8
Vents: 2062.3
Both: 2246.8
Both and BiA: 2287.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2365.7

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1873.7

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (410 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1873.7
50% Crew: 1512.9
75% Crew: 1734.3
100% Crew: 1955.7
100% Crew
Vents: 2000.8
Rammer: 2173
Both: 2222.2
Both and BiA: 2271.4
Both and Max Crew %: 2369.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2283.7
50% Crew: 1922.9
75% Crew: 2144.3
100% Crew: 2365.7
100% Crew
Rammer: 2583
Vents: 2410.8
Both: 2632.2
Both and BiA: 2681.4
Both and Max Crew %: 2779.8

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.82 m 

With 50% Crew: 1.016 m
With 75% Crew: 0.887 m
With 100% Crew: 0.786 m
With BiA: 0.769 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.752 m
Maximum possible: 0.721 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.8 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.991 m
With 75% Crew: 0.865 m
With 100% Crew: 0.767 m
With BiA: 0.75 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.734 m
Maximum possible: 0.703 m

For more details, see Crew
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5.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 6.813 s
With 75% Crew: 5.949 s
With 100% Crew: 5.274 s
With GLD: 4.794 s
With BiA: 5.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 5.045 s
With both and GLD: 4.587 s
Maximum possible: 4.396 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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5 s 

With 50% Crew: 6.194 s
With 75% Crew: 5.408 s
With 100% Crew: 4.794 s
With GLD: 4.358 s
With BiA: 4.689 s
With BiA and Vents: 4.587 s
With both and GLD: 4.17 s
Maximum possible: 3.997 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
1616 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed
51° Gun Arc
-11°/+43°-11°/+43° Elevation Arc
126126 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






260 m 

With 50% Crew: 204.3 m
With 75% Crew: 232.2 m
With 100% Crew: 260 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 273.2 m
With Coated Optics: 286 m
With Binocular Telescope: 325 m
Maximum possible: 372.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






260 m 

With 50% Crew: 204.3 m
With 75% Crew: 232.2 m
With 100% Crew: 260 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 273.2 m
With Coated Optics: 286 m
With Binocular Telescope: 325 m
Maximum possible: 372.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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325 m 

With 50% Crew: 262.4 m
With 75% Crew: 300.5 m
With 100% Crew: 339 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 390 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 357.5 m
Maximum possible: 487.9 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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750 m 

With 50% Crew: 605.4 m
With 75% Crew: 693.4 m
With 100% Crew: 782.2 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 900 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 825 m
Maximum possible: 1125.9 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top


IV

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130000

The M37 is an American tier 4 self-propelled gun.

The vehicle was created in 1944 and was based on the M24 Chaffee light tank. Production started in 1945 with a total of 150 vehicles produced. The vehicle saw action in the Korean war.

While the hull is a conversion of the M24 Chaffee, unfortunately the extra weight means it retains little of the original vehicle's maneuverability. The initial acceleration and hull traverse rate are very poor. The gun should be the first upgrade as the suspension will handle the weight. Upgrading the gun will allow you to fire almost across the map (the increased range isn't listed on the in-game stats). Despite the vehicle's flaws, both 105mm guns hit very hard for their tier and allow the M37 to punch above its weight in heavier battles. Another important thing to note is the M37's extremely wide gun traverse arc of 52 degrees, which, along with the GW Panther, gives it the widest gun traverse arc in the game for an SPG without a traversable turret.

As of the 8.6 update the M37 has been bumped up to tier 4, with the previously tier 4 M7 Priest taking its place.

The M37 leads to the M41 HMC.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III 105 mm Howitzer M3 27 410 4 0.82 5.5 433 12850
V 105 mm Howitzer M4 27 410 4 0.8 5 517 40500

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III Continental W-670 262 20 256 8200
IV Twin Cadillac, Series 44T4 296 20 530 10200

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

III T85E1 21 25 0 10000 1380
IV T85E2 23 28 0 10000 3900

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IV SCR 510 325 80 1980
VI SCR 610 420 100 24600
X SCR 619 750 80 54000


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 1 t Class Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Case of Cola Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Gun range: stock: 650 m, top: 990 m
  • Excellent ammo capacity
  • High top speed
  • Good firing range with the top gun
  • Excellent signal range


Cons:


  • Slow traverse speed
  • Large dispersion while turning/moving
  • Tiny splash damage radius
  • Rather poor accuracy, but on par for its tier
  • Somewhat large target, hard to camouflage and easy to hit


Performance

The M37 has moved up a tier, being the M7's historical successor. Mounting similar guns as the M7 Priest a tier below, the M37 shoots much faster than the M7 Priest with ridiculous amounts of ammunition. By not needing to get so close to the action, the minimal armor becomes far less of an issue. This Artillery has the same damage, penetration and firing range as the Wespe and Lorraine39 L AM, but it carries far more ammunition and has a much wider gun arc, making it superior in this aspect. The massive ammo supply allows liberal use of guess work when firing at unseen targets, a definite advantage over the limited ammo capacity of other SPGs. With that said, the M37 is arguably the best of the normal tier IV artillery pieces. The Birch Gun has a much faster firing gun with far less damage and a fully traversable turret, and the Sturmpanzer II lobs larger, heavier, more powerful shells at a higher ammo cost, worse accuracy and worse rate of fire.

Being based on the M24 Chaffee's chassis, the M37 is reasonably fast, although the removal of its top engines hampers its acceleration.


Early Research

  • Unfortunately, no modules are carried over from the M7 Priest.
  • If you have played the M24 Chaffee before, you are able to mount the top engine. The radio can also be researched from the turreted tank destroyer line, and the T69.
  • Research the 105 mm Howitzer M4 first for improved RoF, accuracy, and much-improved range.
  • Research the upgraded suspension afterward for added traverse speed and weight capacity.
  • Go from there.


Suggested Equipment


Artillery Shell Rammer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Camouflage Net 


Gallery

Historical Info

105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M37 at Aberdeen proving ground

The 105mm HMC M37 was based on a lengthened chassis of the M24 Chaffee light tank, and the vehicle was modified much the same way as the 105mm HMC M7, which used the medium tank M3 or M4 chassis. The M4 105mm howitzer was the same as that used in the howitzer-armed Shermans, and was mounted on the M37 to the right of the carriage's centerline, replacing the assistant driver's position. The .50cal machine gun ring mount was to the right of the howitzer mount.

Manufacturers

  • American Car & Foundry Co.
  • Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corp.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

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