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Somua S35

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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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42,000  Credits Cost
230250 HP Hit Points
19.76/20.220.29/23.5 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Gunner, Loader)
  2. Driver
  3. Radio Operator (Loader)
Mobility
190230 hp Engine Power
45/12 km/h Speed Limit
3538 deg/s Traverse
9.6211.34 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
NoNo Pivot
Armor
47/40/35 mm Hull Armor
42/42/4240/40/60 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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20/1200/13
Shell Cost
50/50/6255/55/70 HP Damage
25/46/2466/98/24 mm Penetration



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25 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.4 s
50% Crew: 3.05 s
75% Crew: 2.69 s
100% Crew: 2.4 s
Rammer: 2.16 s
Vents: 2.35 s
Both: 2.11 s
Both and BiA: 2.07 s
Both and Max Crew %: 1.99 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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20.69 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 2.9 s
50% Crew: 3.69 s
75% Crew: 3.25 s
100% Crew: 2.9 s
Rammer: 2.61 s
Vents: 2.83 s
Both: 2.55 s
Both and BiA: 2.5 s
Both and Max Crew %: 2.4 s

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






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1193

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (50 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1193
50% Crew: 937.5
75% Crew: 1065.5
100% Crew: 1193
100% Crew
Vents: 1221
Rammer: 1325.5
Both: 1356.5
Both and BiA: 1382.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1442

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1243
50% Crew: 987.5
75% Crew: 1115.5
100% Crew: 1243
100% Crew
Rammer: 1375.5
Vents: 1271
Both: 1406.5
Both and BiA: 1432.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1492

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (50 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1193
50% Crew: 937.5
75% Crew: 1065.5
100% Crew: 1193
100% Crew
Vents: 1221
Rammer: 1325.5
Both: 1356.5
Both and BiA: 1382.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1442

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1243
50% Crew: 987.5
75% Crew: 1115.5
100% Crew: 1243
100% Crew
Rammer: 1375.5
Vents: 1271
Both: 1406.5
Both and BiA: 1432.5
Both and Max Crew %: 1492

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (62 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1479.32
50% Crew: 1162.5
75% Crew: 1321.22
100% Crew: 1479.32
100% Crew
Vents: 1514.04
Rammer: 1643.62
Both: 1682.06
Both and BiA: 1714.3
Both and Max Crew %: 1788.08

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1541.32
50% Crew: 1224.5
75% Crew: 1383.22
100% Crew: 1541.32
100% Crew
Rammer: 1705.62
Vents: 1576.04
Both: 1744.06
Both and BiA: 1776.3
Both and Max Crew %: 1850.08

See here, here, or here for more information.






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1137.95

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (55 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1137.95
50% Crew: 894.3
75% Crew: 1015.85
100% Crew: 1137.95
100% Crew
Vents: 1164.35
Rammer: 1264.45
Both: 1294.15
Both and BiA: 1318.9
Both and Max Crew %: 1375.55

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1192.95
50% Crew: 949.3
75% Crew: 1070.85
100% Crew: 1192.95
100% Crew
Rammer: 1319.45
Vents: 1219.35
Both: 1349.15
Both and BiA: 1373.9
Both and Max Crew %: 1430.55

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (55 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1137.95
50% Crew: 894.3
75% Crew: 1015.85
100% Crew: 1137.95
100% Crew
Vents: 1164.35
Rammer: 1264.45
Both: 1294.15
Both and BiA: 1318.9
Both and Max Crew %: 1375.55

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1192.95
50% Crew: 949.3
75% Crew: 1070.85
100% Crew: 1192.95
100% Crew
Rammer: 1319.45
Vents: 1219.35
Both: 1349.15
Both and BiA: 1373.9
Both and Max Crew %: 1430.55

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (70 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1448.3
50% Crew: 1138.2
75% Crew: 1292.9
100% Crew: 1448.3
100% Crew
Vents: 1481.9
Rammer: 1609.3
Both: 1647.1
Both and BiA: 1678.6
Both and Max Crew %: 1750.7

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 1518.3
50% Crew: 1208.2
75% Crew: 1362.9
100% Crew: 1518.3
100% Crew
Rammer: 1679.3
Vents: 1551.9
Both: 1717.1
Both and BiA: 1748.6
Both and Max Crew %: 1820.7

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


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0.41 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.522 m
With 75% Crew: 0.459 m
With 100% Crew: 0.41 m
With BiA: 0.401 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.393 m
Maximum possible: 0.377 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.38 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.484 m
With 75% Crew: 0.426 m
With 100% Crew: 0.38 m
With BiA: 0.371 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.364 m
Maximum possible: 0.349 m

For more details, see Crew
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1.5 s 

With 50% Crew: 1.909 s
With 75% Crew: 1.68 s
With 100% Crew: 1.5 s
With GLD: 1.364 s
With BiA: 1.466 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.438 s
With both and GLD: 1.308 s
Maximum possible: 1.253 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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1.7 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.164 s
With 75% Crew: 1.904 s
With 100% Crew: 1.7 s
With GLD: 1.545 s
With BiA: 1.661 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.63 s
With both and GLD: 1.482 s
Maximum possible: 1.421 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4042 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-18°/+18°-11°/+25° Elevation Arc
11869 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
2020 % Chance of Fire






320 m 

With 50% Crew: 251.4 m
With 75% Crew: 285.7 m
With 100% Crew: 320 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 336.2 m
With Coated Optics: 352 m
With Binocular Telescope: 400 m
Maximum possible: 458.1 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






330 m 

With 50% Crew: 259.3 m
With 75% Crew: 294.7 m
With 100% Crew: 330 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 346.7 m
With Coated Optics: 363 m
With Binocular Telescope: 412.5 m
Maximum possible: 472.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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300 m 

With 50% Crew: 242.2 m
With 75% Crew: 277.4 m
With 100% Crew: 312.9 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 360 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 330 m
Maximum possible: 450.4 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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710 m 

With 50% Crew: 573.1 m
With 75% Crew: 656.4 m
With 100% Crew: 740.5 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 852 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 781 m
Maximum possible: 1065.9 m

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


III

AnnoF44_Somua_S35.png

42000

The Somua S35 is a French tier 3 medium tank.

Good firepower, armor protection, and mobility made the S35 one of the best tanks of its time. However, the small turret forced the commander to handle multiple tasks at once: searching for enemy targets, aiming and reloading the gun, and coordinating the actions of the crew. This workload reduced his situational awareness and decreased the vehicle’s effectiveness on the battlefield. By the time France capitulated on June 22, 1940, a total of 427 vehicles had been manufactured.

The Somua S35 leads to the SARL 42.

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)

II 47 mm SA34 25/46/24 50/50/62 25 0.4 1.3 90 2400
III 47 mm SA35 45/79/24 55/55/70 24 0.38 1.3 100 3250
III 47 mm SA37 66/98/24 55/55/70 20.69 0.38 1.7 100 4750

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

II APX 1CE 42/42/42 40 320 2000 600
III ARL 2C 40/40/60 42 330 2340 1850

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Engines

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

III Somua V8 190 20 540 4500
IV Hispano-Suiza V8 219 15 400 9800
V Somua V8 version définitive 230 20 540 16000

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Suspensions

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

II Somua S35 20.2 35 B/2 6000 600
III Somua S40 23.5 38 B/2 6000 1900

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Radios

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

V ER 29 360 50 3650
III ER 28 300 15 620
VII ER 26 ter 455 150 21800
IX ER 27 710 200 43500


Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Coated Optics Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Leaf Springs 2 Class Improved Ventilation Class 2 Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters 100-octane Gasoline 105-octane Gasoline Manual Fire Extinguisher Strong Coffee Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer 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:


  • Solid armor for tier 3 - Many angled and rounded areas
  • Top gun has good penetration against Tier 3s and even some tier 4s and 5s
  • High ROF, good aim time and accuracy
  • 11 degrees of gun depression
  • 98mm of penetration with APCR on top gun - Can be a saving grace in Tier 5 matches


Cons:


  • Low HP/ton - Maneuverability is sluggish
  • Will struggle on higher tier matches
  • SA34 and SA35 have lower velocity rounds, making it harder to hit moving targets


Performance

  • At the top of the match list, the Somua S35 is in its prime - AT tier 3, the armor is excellent to shrug off small cannon and autocannon fire and the top 47mm can disperse whatever it comes across. It can lead an assault reliably, as long it has backup. Be wary of tank destroyers of tier 3 such as the Marder II as they can easily pierce your armor. On a map like Ensk or Himmelsdorf, it can show its true colors, taking cover in the rubble and sidescrape around buildings.
  • At the middle of the match list, where it is most common, the armor loses its effectiveness drastically. Become a support tank - Don't lead any charge as you will find yourself back to the garage quickly.
  • At the bottom of the match list, your armor is totally pointless - your gun will definitely struggle against tier 5 enemies (unless sparing some APCR rounds). Avoid heavy tanks - T1 Heavy and KV-1 tanks will devour your little vehicle. Keep back out of the fight and once the battle has developed, attack the enemies flanks - any time a Somua pops up on a Tier 5 enemies' map is a dead Somua, as they are simple to defeat.


Early Research

  • Nothing carries over from the Hotchkiss H35. However, the SA35 cannon will be unlocked if you played either the AMX 38 or the D2 previously. The SA35 is light enough for the stock suspension, so if you have it unlocked, mount it immediately. In addition, the SA37 cannon will be unlocked if you've already elited the D2, but you have to research the turret first to mount it.
  • Research the SA35 cannon first if it isn't unlocked. It has nearly twice the penetration of the SA34.
  • Research the ARL 2C turret and the SA37 cannon next. Both the turret and the SA37 will fit on the stock suspension, as long as you don't mount any equipment (Binocs will fit).
  • Researching the Hispano-Suiza V8 diesel engine will increase horsepower slightly, reduce the chance of fire, and reduce the weight. This provides sufficient weight capacity for Vents and Binocs, while still using the stock suspension.
  • If you don't have the suspension upgraded yet, do it now for the +3 traverse speed and slightly improved terrain resistance.
  • Researching the ER 29 radio provides a useful increase in signal range without weighing much.
  • Elite the vehicle as you wish from there.


Suggested Equipment


Improved Ventilation


Gallery

Historical Info

The SOMUA S35 was a French Cavalry tank of the Second World War. Built from 1936 until 1940 to equip the armoured divisions of the Cavalry, it was for its time a relatively agile medium-weight tank, superior in armour and armament to its French and foreign competitors, such as the contemporary versions of the German Panzerkampfwagen III. It was constructed from well-sloped, mainly cast, armour sections, that however made it expensive to produce and time-consuming to maintain.


During the German invasion of May 1940, the SOMUA S35 proved itself to be a tactically effective type, but this was negated by the French command's strategic mistakes in deploying the Cavalry armoured divisions. After the defeat of France in June 1940, limiting production to a number of about 440, captured SOMUA S35s were used by the Axis powers, some of them on the Eastern Front. A derived type, the SOMUA S40, with an improved suspension, lowered hull cast and welded turret armour, had been planned to replace the original version on the production lines in July 1940. Agreements to produce this improved type for the benefit of Vichy France, Germany and Japan, ultimately did not lead to any manufacture.


Historical Gallery

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UK IVickers Medium Mk. I IIVickers Medium Mk. II IIIVickers Medium Mk. III IVMatilda IVGrant IVAC 1 Sentinel VCrusader VSherman III VMatilda Black Prince VISherman Firefly VICromwell VIAC 4 Experimental VICromwell B VIIComet VIIICenturion Mk. I VIIIFV4202 VIIIChieftain/T95 IXCenturion Mk. 7/1 XCenturion Action X
Germany IIIGroßtraktor - Krupp IIIPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A IIIPz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) IVPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J IVPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D IVVK 20.01 (D) VPz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K VTurán III prototípus VPz.Kpfw. III/IV VPz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. VPz.Kpfw. V/IV VPz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha VPz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H VPz.Kpfw. T 25 VIPz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm VIVK 30.01 (P) VIVK 30.01 (D) VIVK 30.02 (M) VIIPanther/M10 VIIPanther VIIVK 30.02 (D) VIIIPanther mit 8,8 cm L/71 VIIIPanzer 58 Mutz VIIIIndien-Panzer VIIIPanther II IXE 50 IXT 55A IXLeopard Prototyp A XE 50 Ausf. M XLeopard 1
France IIID2 IIISomua S35 IVSARL 42 VRenault G1 VIIILorraine 40 t VIIIAMX Chasseur de chars VIIIM4A1 Revalorisé IXAMX 30 1er prototype IXBat.-Châtillon 25 t AP XBat.-Châtillon 25 t XAMX 30 B
USSR IVA-32 IVT-28E with F-30 IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85M VIT-34-85 Rudy VIT-34-85 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-54 first prototype VIIIT-44-100 (R) VIIISTG VIIISTG Guard VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XObject 907 XT-22 medium XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIType 59 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 VIII59-Patton IXWZ-120 X121 X121B
Japan IIChi-Ni IIType 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 VIIISTA-2 IXType 61 XSTB-1
Czechoslovakia IVST vz. 39 VŠkoda T 24 VIŠkoda T 40 VIŠkoda T 25 VIIKonštrukta T-34/100 VIIITVP VTU Koncept IXŠkoda T 50 XTVP T 50/51
Sweden IVLago VStrv m/42 VIStrv m/42-57 Alt A.2 VIStrv 74 VIILeo VIIIPrimo Victoria
Poland VIPudel