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M41 (Stock)

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Totals
405000 Price
230 Hit Points
18.92 / 19.3 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
12.7/12.7/12.7Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
12.7/0/12.7Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
262 h.p.Engine Power
56.3 km/hSpeed Limit
18 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
700 Standard Shell Damage
78 mmStandard Shell Penetration
17.1 Time for Complete Loading
10 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
350 mView Range
325 mSignal Range
V
M41
405000
Artillery developed on the basis of the M24, with 60 vehicles actually produced out of a total of 250 ordered. The M41 did not see action in World War II, but fought in the Korean War.

Designed as a replacement for the M7 Priest self-propelled howitzer, the M41 is a typical American self-propelled artillery piece, having a wide weapon traverse, good gun with good accuracy and a spectacularly poor hull traverse coupled with a high top speed

After its rebalance to tier V, he M41 will feel right at home in any match that it gets placed, as its 155mm howitzer is capable of dealing apocalyptic damage to any tank it gets to encounter and effective range that spans from one corner to a map to much of the other. However, mind that the shell travel time is slower than other Tier 5 SPGs. Players coming fresh from the M37 will never have to worry about poking higher-tier enemies for insignificant damage.

M41

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 155 mm Howitzer M1 1735 78/240 700/700 3.51 0.82 7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Continental W-670 256 262 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis IV T72 10000 19.3 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IV SCR 510 0 325

M41A1

Speed

M44
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun V 155 mm Howitzer M1 1735 78/240 700/700 3.51 0.82 7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Twin Cadillac, Series 44T4 530 296 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V T72E1 10000 21.3 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X SCR 619 0 750

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
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
Case of Cola
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Gun range: 1300 m
  • High top speed on flat ground
  • Long range
  • Good gun arc
  • Only one gun, no grinding required and is very enjoyable when stock


Cons:


  • Horrible accuracy
  • Long aiming time
  • Slow acceleration
  • Slow traverse speed
  • Large reticule spread when traversing the gun


Performance

After the total rebalance of every artillery piece, the M41 is now one tier lower (VI->V) and receives standard tank matchmaking (battle tiers V-VII). Formerly known for what was arguably the most enjoyable stock grind of any artillery piece (excluding tier IIs) in the game, the M41 embodies the American artillery playstyle very well: Good damage, good rate of fire, good accuracy, good top speed, great weapon traverse arc and horrible tank traverse speeds. The M41 is very similar to the old M41, but is arguably more enjoyable since it meets tier FIVE and SIX tanks, something impossible previous to this patch. The 155mm Howitzer M1's HE shells can regularly one-shot or penetrate KV-1s, KV-1S'es, KV-2s, French tanks and every medium tank in its matchmaking bracket, causing catastrophic damage to anything it sees. Non-penetrating shells still deal large damage, since its base damage is already high. Non-penetrating hits for above 300 damage are common. However, the M41 now suffers from a significant amount of reticule bloom. Be sure to move the reticule slowly and deliberately to preserve accuracy. The M41 shoots slowly now, although the great damage of the gun and cheap ammunition costs balance it out.

After the nerfs and removal of many of its engines, the M41 does not accelerate as well as it used to. However, it's 15HP/ton ratio when upgraded and its high speed limit coupled with low weight allows it to outrun heavier tanks in contingencies.

Worthy of special mention is the very low ammunition costs of the M41's 155mm howitzer. The Grille has a 680 damage gun costing 505 credits per shot, the Hummel has a 950 damage gun that costs 1150 credits per shot, the SU-122A has a 910 damage gun costing 810 credits per shot, compared to the M41's much more favorable 700 damage costing a meager 505 credits per shot, making the M41 a much more favorable moneymaking artillery piece. However, it no longer meets tier VIII and IX enemies, which somewhat hurts its moneymaking potential: Damaging higher tiers have a higher amount of money gained per damage.

With that said, the M41 is an excellent tier V artillery piece, balancing agility, damage, speed and ammunition cost for a jack-of-all-trades artillery piece.


Early Research

  • Since 8.6 update, now all M37's engines and radios will carry over if you researched them previously.
  • The SCR 610 and SCR 619 radios are also used by the M8A1, so they will be available if you played it prior to the M41.
  • Research the Twin Cadillac Series 44T4 engine first since it has an inexpensive XP cost.
  • Next research the SCR 610 radio .
  • Lastly research the SCR 619 radio so you can once again have the excellent radio range if you haven't already.


Historical Info

SC371824 - Lt. Gen. William M. Hoge, Commanding General, U.S. IX Corps, left, holds the lanyard which will fire the 75,000th shell to be fired by the corps since the start of the conflict in Korea. Brig. Gen. William N. Gillmore, Commanding General, Corps Artilllery, stands to the right of General Hoge. This day also marked the end of the first year fighting in Korea.

The self-propelled howitzer M41 was based on a lengthened M24 Chaffee chassis, and had many of the same modifications as the hull of the M19 self-propelled twin 40mm anti-aircraft gun. The M41's engine was moved to behind the drivers' compartment, and the 155mm howitzer mount was placed at the rear of the vehicle. Of the 250 ordered, 60 were delivered.

Manufacturers

  • Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corp.
  • Massey Harris Co.


Historical Gallery

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