FCM 36 PaK 40
|180 Hit Points|
|13.84 / 14.6 kgWeight|
|40/20/40Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|20/0/15Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)|
|91 h.p.Engine Power|
|24 km/hSpeed Limit|
|37 deg/secTraverse Speed|
|110 Standard Shell Damage|
|98 mmStandard Shell Penetration|
|3.77 Time for Complete Loading|
|44 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed|
|400 mView Range|
|310 mSignal Range|
The FCM36 PaK40 is a French Tier 3 Premium Tank Destroyer. Ten were constructed in 1943 using the French FCM36 Light Infantry tank as a basis by Baukommando Becker. The conversions were given the name Marder I, although this name is also used to name similar conversions such as those using Lorraine tractor or H39 tank chassis. The FCM36 Pak40 conversions were assigned to 21st Panzer Division and used in Normandy from 1944.
FCM 36 PaK 40
|Level||Gun||Weight (t)||Average Penetration (mm)||Rate of Fire||Dispersion at 100 m||Aiming Time|
|IV||75 mm PaK 40/2||1520||98/126/38||110/110/175||15.92||0.37||1.5|
|Level||Engine||Weight (t)||Engine Power (h.p.)||Chance of Fire on Impact|
|Level||Suspension||Weight (t)||Load Limit||Traverse Speed (deg/s)|
|III||FCM 36 Pak 40||2000||14.6||37|
|Level||Radio||Weight (t)||Signal Range (m)|
|III||FuG Spr. D||0||310|
Pros and Cons
- 400m view range at tier 3
- Effective RoF/Pen/Alpha
- Locked turret with very poor depression
- Very slow
- Tank traverse poor
- Weak armour
The FCM36 Pak40 boasts one of the finest guns in its tier, but is hampered by poor mobility particularly when compared to the Marder II in the German tree at the same tier. Using its excellent gun and view range it should be played as purely as a sniper, but it can play this role with ease up to tier 5 matches.
As its speed and traverse are both poor, relocation during a match is difficult, and it is prone to being picked off by advancing light tanks which the FCM 36 Pak40 will struggle to turn and shoot at if they approach from the side.
None, this is a premium tank.
Marder I conversions were performed by Captain Alfred Becker’s Baukommando in Paris and at Krefeld (in cooperation with Alkett in Berlin). The FCM36 PaK40 conversions served in France as part of "Schnelle Brigade West", which was incorporated into the 21st Panzer Division in 1943. It then served with 21st Panzer Division’s Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 200, commanded by Major Alfred Becker.The FCM36 PaK40 in the game is interesting as it exists in the French tree, but while it was based on a French tank it was only ever used by the German army.
|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|