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RenaultUE57 (Stock)

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Totals
42500 Price
150 Hit Points
2.19 / 7.8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
9/6/6Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
9/6/6Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
38 h.p.Engine Power
36 km/hSpeed Limit
28 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
55 Standard Shell Damage
66 mmStandard Shell Penetration
2.2 Time for Complete Loading
44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
360 mView Range
300 mSignal Range
III
Renault UE 57
42500
Developed in 1943 in Great Britain by mounting the British 6-pounder gun on the chassis of the French tankette UE2. One prototype was manufactured.

The Renault UE 57 is a French tier 3 tank destroyer.

The Renault UE was originally built as a tankette (chenillette in French) for the purposes of being a light armoured tractor for hauling artillery and supplies around the battlefield. Originally armed with just a machine gun over 5000 were built for the French army and under license in other European countries.

The UE 57 was developed by Free French forces in 1943 in Great Britain by mounting the British 6-pounder gun on the chassis of the French tankette UE2. One prototype was manufactured, but did not impress during testing and was returned to its original state.

Renault UE 57

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 47 mm SA-L mle. 1937 100 66/98/24 55/55/70 27.27 0.35 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine I Renault 85 300 38 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Renault UE 500 7.8 28
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio III ER 52 0 300

UE 57 (6-pdr) early

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. IV 450 110/180/24 75/75/70 21.43 0.39 2
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine I Renault 85 300 38 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Renault UE 500 7.8 28
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio V ER 53 0 360

UE 57 (6-pdr) late

Speed

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 6-pdr AT Gun Mk. IV 450 110/180/24 75/75/70 21.43 0.39 2
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine II Renault ACL 400 48 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III Renault UE bis 500 7.8 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VII ER 56 0 455

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:


  • Best camouflage values in the game when stationary, as well as when firing and a very small silhouette.
  • Fast rate of fire
  • Extremely fast-firing, accurate stock weapon
  • Good speed and acceleration for a Tier 3 TD, similar to the SU-76
  • Very small size makes it hard to hit


Cons:


  • Very narrow arc of fire and poor gun depression
  • Poor traverse speed, and nearly untraversable at sloped terrain
  • Worthless armor; front-mounted engine is easily knocked out
  • 6-pounder gun can only fire AP and APCR rounds, and borders on inaccurate for a sniping role
  • The lightest tank in game at 2.7 tons, it is extremely fragile to any type of ramming.


Performance

Often nicknamed "The Rat", the Renault UE 57 is the smallest tank for its tier and one of the smallest tanks in the game. Its most obvious features are its great gun choices, starting with the same gun from the FT AC. Its next 57mm is an excellent gun for its tier and can penetrate almost anything it comes across. However, its armor can't bounce anything, but if you get shots off on your enemy before they do they'll most likely be dead. It has a great rate of fire, though the elevation, traverse and depression of the gun are very limited. It's also a relatively fast tank, which is negated by its terrible traverse speed. In all it's best used to snipe from afar using its highly accurate and great gun, as you won't last long if you get very close to the front line.


Historical Info

The Renault UE Chenillette was a light tracked armoured carrier and prime mover produced by France between 1932 and 1940.

In 1930 the French Infantry decided to develop a light armoured vehicle able to tow and supply small cannon and mortars. In 1931 the Renault company was given the contract for production of its Renault UE, combined with the Renault UK trailer. In 1937, from a number of competitors, the Renault UE2 was chosen as an improved type for large-scale production.

The UE could pull or carry 1000kg including 350kg in a rear mounted cargo bin and 600kg towed behind. A UE was often assigned to pull light artillery or mortars with an ammunition supply or bring up additional ammunition to support a machine gun detachment.

While the regular UE tankette remained unarmed or equipped with a single light machine gun, during the Fall of France in May 1940 there was a rush to send any available vehicle to the front with armament to stem the German Army's advance. There was a single prototype developed armed with a 25mm Hotchkiss gun, which resulted in an unfulfilled order for more to act as light tank destroyers.

Renault UE 57 was a prototype vehicle built by the forces of Free French Forces commanded by Charles de Gaulle in exile, while France was under German occupation. Developed in England 1943, the design was very crude, and it can hardly be justified even when taking into consideration the lack of funds and resources Free French Forces were suffering from. Essentially, it was a Renault UE artillery tractor with the small lightly armored superstructure on the rear of the vehicle. Main armament was to be British Ordnance QF 6 pounder anti-tank gun (57 mm) which was at the time already obsolete. Only one prototype was ever built, which was to serve as a demonstrator for the eventual small series manufacture. After the disappointing trials, all further development stopped, and all production plans were cancelled. After cancellation the armament was removed, and the vehicle was converted back to the artillery tractor.

After the Fall of France the German army capturde significant numbers of UE tankettes and some of these underwent modification to become Tank Destroyers. These were armed with a 37mm PaK36 gun and were designated Selbstfahrlafette für 3.7 cm Pak36 auf Renault UE(f); a further modification swapped the gun for 4 rocket launchers



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
Heavy Tanks IVB1 VBDR G1 B VIARL 44 VIIAMX M4 mle. 45 VIIIAMX 50 100 VIIIFCM 50 t VIIIFCM 50 t Liberté IXAMX 50 120 XAMX 50 B
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
Tank Destroyers
USA IIT18 IIIT82 IVM8A1 IVT40 VM10 Wolverine VT67 VIM18 Hellcat VIM36 Jackson mark_id mark_id VIIT25/2 VIIT25 AT VIIIT28 VIIIT28 Prototype IXT30 IXT95 XT110E3 XT110E4
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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