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|31563 HP Hit Points|
|29.42/29.517.48/32 t Weight Limit|
- Commander (Radio Operator)
|500550 hp Engine Power|
|56.3/14 km/h Speed Limit|
|2022 deg/s Traverse|
|1731.46 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio|
|// mm Hull Armor|
|500/600/360500/600/360 HP Damage|
|38/48/15039/49/182 mm Penetration|
|r/m 2.61 r/m 2.73 Rate of Fire|
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▲1365 Damage Per Minute
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With 50% Crew: 0.917 m
With 50% Crew: 0.892 m
|s 5.2 s 5.4 Aim time|
|99 deg/s Gun Traverse Speed|
|60° Gun Arc|
|-5°/+65°-5°/+65° Elevation Arc|
|4436 rounds Ammo Capacity|
|2020 % Chance of Fire|
|m 265 m 265 View Range|
|m 500 m 750 Signal Range|
- Stationary: 10%
- When Moving: 5.1%
- When Firing: 1.5%
- On Hard Ground: 1.25
- On Medium Ground: 1.44
- On Soft Ground: 2.4
Dispersion Change Values
- Turret Contribution
- Rotation: 0.44
- Shot Recoil: 5.75
- Suspension Contribution
- Acceleration: 0.38
- Turning: 0.38
With 100% Crew
A 155 mm SPG on the chassis of the M41 light tank. The vehicle saw action in the Korean War. In the early 1960s, improved SPGs of this type with rotating turrets were introduced, and the M44 was removed from service. According to different sources, between 250 and 600 vehicles were manufactured from 1953 through 1954.
The M44 leads to the M12.
Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables
|Rate of fire
|V||155 mm Howitzer M1||38/48/150||500/600/360||2.61||0.74||5.2||1735||45000|
|VI||155 mm Howitzer M45||39/49/182||500/600/360||2.73||0.72||5.4||1347||68000|
|Chance of Fire on Impact
Pros and Cons
- Excellent mobility that allows the M44 to easily achieve its top speed of 56 km/h.
- Wide horizontal and good vertical shell arc which helps reduce reticle bloom when shifting aim.
- The reload, aim time and excellent accuracy for an artillery piece make this a great team support weapon.
- Surprisingly profitable to play
- Second lowest average damage out of all Tier VI artillery, with 550 alpha.
- Lowest average stun duration of 6.76 seconds compared to other Tier 6 artillery.
The M44 is like a tier 6 version of the M53/55. It has moderately high mobility, combined with good damage, a fast reload, and decent accuracy. The M44 is well-rounded, with no really lackluster statistics that hinder it in any way. It is able to hurt anything it sees, and can do well even when bottom tier. During Clan Wars Campaigns, the M44 may see use during the Tier 6 stages.
- In 1.13, the M44 was directly nerfed with several changes, alongside the general artillery changes.
Reload of stock 155mm from 20.3 -> 23, aim time from 4.6 -> 5.2, turret bloom nerfed by 5% Reload of top 155mm from 19.9 -> 22, aim time from 4.9 -> 5.4, turret bloom nerfed by 6% Gun traverse from 10 degrees/sec -> 9/sec While the M44 is obviously still better than the other tier VI SPGs, it is no longer by a stupidly massive degree.
- 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.
- Research the top radio next, as it is also used on the M53/M55 later in the line.
- Suspension and engine last. Or you can simply go straight to the M12.
- Note that the top engine is shared with the M41 Walker Bulldog, T49 and T69 If you are going to be researching these lines in the future it is sensible 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.
Sources and External Links
- Hunnicutt, 1995, p.199-201.
Hunnicutt, R.P., 1995, Sheridan: A History of the American Light Tank - Volume-2, Presidio Press, 340p, ISBN:9780891415701.
- M44 Howitzer Motor Carriage Specs and brief history.
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