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M44 (Stock)

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Totals
920000 Price
280 Hit Points
29.41 / 29.5 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
12.7/12.7/12.7Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
12.7/12.7/0Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
500 h.p.Engine Power
56.3 km/hSpeed Limit
20 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
700 Standard Shell Damage
78 mmStandard Shell Penetration
16 Time for Complete Loading
10 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
360 mView Range
500 mSignal Range
VI
M44
920000
A 155-mm artillery on the chassis of the M41 light tank. Developed from 1947 through 1951. Multiple faults were revealed after the vehicle entered service. The M44 was withdrawn from mass production due to the development of improved artillery of this class. According to different sources, 250–600 vehicles of this type were manufactured from 1953 through 1954.

M44

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 3.75 0.82 6.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Continental AOS-895-3 771 500 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V T99E1 15000 29.5 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII AN/PRC-10 0 500

M44A1

Recon

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 155 mm Howitzer M45 1347 78/240 700/700 4 0.8 6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VII Continental AOS-895-3 771 500 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI M44 15000 32 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X AN/PRC-25 0 750

M44A2

Speed

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 155 mm Howitzer M45 1347 78/240 700/700 4 0.8 6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine VIII Continental AOSI-895-5 771 550 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI M44 15000 32 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio X AN/PRC-25 0 750

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 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: both guns 1300 m
  • Good rate of fire
  • Fast aimtime
  • Cheap shells
  • Very wide gun arc, larger than both the M37 and the GW Panther


Cons:


  • Horrible accuracy
  • Low damage compared to other Tier 6 arty (except for FV304)
  • Slow acceleration
  • Less adaptability to TD mode like the M41


Performance

The M44 is like a combined M37 and M41. The gun arc is very wide and can cover large areas of the map without having to turn the hull and reset the camo net. The gun is also hard-hitting and can hurt many high tier enemies. However, unlike the M37 and M41, the M44 is very tall, especially with the comical machine gun mount off to the right front side of the crew area. Always stay hidden and use a camo net.

The hull traverse, at stock, is terrible. That improves somewhat with the upgraded suspension and engine, but some players opt to go straight to the next tier, since those modules are considered secondary for self-propelled guns in most cases.


Early Research

  • None of the available upgrades are researched and carry over from the M41.
  • Research the M45 Howitzer 2nd gun first. It is lighter than stock gun so no need for tracks first.
  • Tier-10 Radio next.
  • Suspension and engine last. Or you can simply go straight to the M12.
  • Note that the top engine is shared with the T69 Tier 8 medium autoloader. If you are going to be researching that line in the future it is sesible to research the engine here.

Alternatively, research the suspension first, as you cannot mount the camouflage net without the upgraded suspension. This will allow for increased survivability, while you are researching the other upgrades.


Historical Info

The T99 design was approved in 1947 and development of what would become the M44 began. The design was based upon the chassis of the M41 Walker Bulldog light tank and incorporated the 155mm howitzer M45. Testing during development revealed flaws in the design and production halted. The first 250 vehicles built by Massey Harris had to be rebuilt under the last of a series of revised designs which was designated T194 in 1951. The production models were designated the 155mm self-propelled howitzer M44.[1]


Sources and External Links

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