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FCM_36Pak40 (Stock)

AnnoF27 FCM 36Pak40.png
Totals
850 Price
180 Hit Points
13.84 / 14.6 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
40/20/40Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
20/0/15Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
91 h.p.Engine Power
24 km/hSpeed Limit
37 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
110 Standard Shell Damage
98 mmStandard Shell Penetration
3.77 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
400 mView Range
310 mSignal Range
FCM 36 PaK 40
III
FCM 36 PaK 40
850
In 1943, ten FCM36 tanks were converted into tank destroyers. Earlier, twelve vehicles of that type were converted into artillery carrying the 105 mm gun.

The FCM36 PaK40 is a French Tier 3 Premium Tank Destroyer. Ten were constructed in 1943 using the French FCM36 Light Infantry tank as a basis by Baukommando Becker. The conversions were given the name Marder I, although this name is also used to name similar conversions such as those using Lorraine tractor or H39 tank chassis. The FCM36 Pak40 conversions were assigned to 21st Panzer Division and used in Normandy from 1944.

FCM 36 PaK 40

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 75 mm PaK 40/2 1520 98/126/38 110/110/175 15.92 0.37 1.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine I Berliet MDP 200 91 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III FCM 36 Pak 40 2000 14.6 37
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III FuG Spr. D 0 310

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Springs
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Strong Coffee
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • 400m view range at tier 3
  • Effective RoF/Pen/Alpha


Cons:


  • Locked turret with very poor depression
  • Very slow
  • Tank traverse poor
  • Weak armour


Performance

The FCM36 Pak40 boasts one of the finest guns in its tier, but is hampered by poor mobility particularly when compared to the Marder II in the German tree at the same tier. Using its excellent gun and view range it should be played as purely as a sniper, but it can play this role with ease up to tier 5 matches.

As its speed and traverse are both poor, relocation during a match is difficult, and it is prone to being picked off by advancing light tanks which the FCM 36 Pak40 will struggle to turn and shoot at if they approach from the side.


Early Research

None, this is a premium tank.


Historical Info

The Germans army captured around 50 FCM36 light infantry tanks after the fall of France. In 1943, as they were now obsolete for their original role, ten of them were converted to self-propelled anti-tank guns armed with 75mm PaK 40 L/46 anti-tank guns. The new vehicles were designated 7.5cm PaK40(Sf) auf Geschutzwagen FCM(f) and were also known with the collective term for many of the tank destroyer conversions as Marder I. It had a layout similar to the other Marder I variants – the main armament was mounted in an open-topped fighting compartment with sides made of metal shields. A four-man crew operated the vehicle. Armor protection ranged from 10 to 40mm.

Marder I conversions were performed by Captain Alfred Becker’s Baukommando in Paris and at Krefeld (in cooperation with Alkett in Berlin). The FCM36 PaK40 conversions served in France as part of "Schnelle Brigade West", which was incorporated into the 21st Panzer Division in 1943. It then served with 21st Panzer Division’s Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 200, commanded by Major Alfred Becker.

The FCM36 PaK40 in the game is interesting as it exists in the French tree, but while it was based on a French tank it was only ever used by the German army.



France
Light Tanks IRenault FT IID1 IIHotchkiss H35 IIIAMX 38 IVAMX 40 VELC AMX VIAMX 12 t VIF224 AMX Chaffee VIIAMX 13 75 VIIIAMX 13 90
Medium Tanks IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
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Tank Destroyers IIRenault FT AC IIIFCM 36 PaK 40 IIIRenault UE 57 IVSomua SAu-40 VS35 CA VIARL V39 VIIAMX AC mle. 46 VIIIAMX AC mle. 48 IXAMX 50 Foch XAMX 50 Foch (155)
Self-Propelled Artillery IIRenault FT 75 BS IIILorraine 39L AM IVAMX 105 AM mle. 47 VAMX 13 105 AM mle. 50 V105 leFH18B2 VIAMX 13 F3 AM VIILorraine 155 mle. 50 VIIILorraine 155 mle. 51 IXBat.-Châtillon 155 55 XBat.-Châtillon 155 58
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UK IIUniversal Carrier 2-pdr IIIValentine AT IVAlecto VAT 2 VIChurchill Gun Carrier VIAT 8 VIIAT 15A VIIAT 7 VIIIAT 15 IXTortoise XFV215b (183)
Germany IIPanzerjäger I IIIMarder II IVHetzer IVMarder 38T VPz.Sfl. IVc VStuG III Ausf. G VIDicker Max VIJagdpanzer IV VINashorn VIIE-25 VIIJagdpanther VIISturer Emil VIIIFerdinand VIIIJagdpanther II VIII8,8 cm PaK 43 Jagdtiger VIIIRhm.-Borsig Waffenträger IXJagdtiger IXWaffenträger auf Pz. IV XJagdpanzer E-100 XWaffenträger auf E 100
France IIRenault FT AC IIIFCM 36 PaK 40 IIIRenault UE 57 IVSomua SAu-40 VS35 CA VIARL V39 VIIAMX AC mle. 46 VIIIAMX AC mle. 48 IXAMX 50 Foch XAMX 50 Foch (155)
USSR IIAT-1 IIISU-76 IIISU-76I IVSU-85B VSU-85 VSU-85I VISU-100 VISU-100Y VIISU-152 VIISU-100M1 VIISU-122-44 VIIIISU-152 VIIISU-101 IXObject 704 IXSU-122-54 XObject 263 XObject 268
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