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SU-8 (Stock)

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Totals
932000 Price
270 Hit Points
21.68 / 21.8 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
30/20/20Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
15/0/10Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
440 h.p.Engine Power
48 km/hSpeed Limit
20 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
530 Standard Shell Damage
65 mmStandard Shell Penetration
12.5 Time for Complete Loading
18 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
350 mView Range
360 mSignal Range
VI
SU-8
932000
A "Medium Triplex" artillery. Development started in 1934, but was soon suspended. After a pause, development resumed in 1939, but the vehicle never entered mass production.

With this artillery, you can almost fire all the way across the map. Like most Soviet artillery, the SU-8 fires at a high arc, so it can hit tanks behind cover more effectively than its counterpart, the Hummel. It can also hide close in cover and be somewhat immune to counter-battery fire from low arcing shots. It is harder to hit moving targets with the SU-8 due to the significantly low shell velocity. The weapons available require more time to aim than those on earlier Soviet artillery. It does get the 152mm howitzer, which packs a punch that the earlier Soviet artillery lacked.

SU-8

Stock

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 122 mm Howitzer A-19 2340 65/217 530/390 4.8 0.84 6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV M-5-400F 410 440 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis V SU-8 5160 21.8 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio V 10R 0 360

SU-8M

Recon

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 122 mm Howitzer A-19 2340 65/217 530/390 4.8 0.84 6
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV M-17L 610 450 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI SU-8 Bis 5160 24.5 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX 12RT 0 625

SU-8-152

Attack

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun VI 152 mm Howitzer ML-20 mod. 1931 2363 88/250 910/700 2.97 0.84 7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV M-17T 610 500 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis VI SU-8 Bis 5160 24.5 22
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX 12RT 0 625

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Fill Tanks with CO2
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Candle Suspension
Cyclone Filter
Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Lend-Lease Oil
Extra Combat Rations
Removed Speed Governor
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Gun range: booth: 1350 m
  • Good vehicle accerelation
  • High ammo capacity
  • High gun arc


Cons:


  • Horrible accuracy makes this arty useless after 8.6
  • Low vehicle traverse speed


Performance

If you can hit the enemy's rear or sides, you can hit hard. Otherwise,you generally hit about "200-300". This SPG is a vast improvement over the SU-5 because it has high ammo capacity and much better range. It has the fastest aim time of all the tier V counterparts, so with the GLD, it aim will be lightning fast, a significant advantage. With higher ammo capacity, you can expect more shots, though still try to make every shot count, and with better range, you don't have to keep up with your team, though it's still not enough.


Early Research

  • The 12RT Radio carries over from the SU-122A. Mount it immediately.
  • First, research the SU-8 Bis Suspension.
  • Next, research the 152 mm Howitzer ML-20 mod. 1931.
  • Now, research the M-17T Engine, followed by the M-17F Engine.


Historical Info

The SU-8 is a variant of the T-28.

In the interwar period, which created a number of projects of self-propelled light works, the SU-8 project was conceived. The project was a heavy self-propelled gun on the chassis of a medium tank, the T-28. The original chassis was retained as well as the rear engine section. But all the mechanical parts were stripped out and completely changed. Lafetovaný was a 76.2 mm caliber cannon, which was protected by the folding armored sides. The sides in the fight would be unfolded and thus allow the cannon to rotate sideways.

Information regarding the prototype contain large uncertainties. Some sources claim that some were been built, and others that the project remained only on paper. Work on the project started in 1932 under the leadership of prof. FLChlystova in the research department of the artillery academy. The reason for cancellation of the project was the attenuation of the production T-28.


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