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?The M36 Slugger (it was known as the Slugger or Jackson by the British, although unlike other vehicle names such as the [[M4 Sherman]], the name was not adopted by [[USA|American]] soldiers, who called it TD (a nickname for any tank destroyer in general) beyond its formal designation) is an [[USA|American]] tier 6 [[Tank Destroyers|tank destroyer]]. It is very similar to the [[M10]] Wolverine, but has a turret which has a roof, and it has increased armor values, can mount a 90mm gun, which the Wolverine can't, also, it cannot mount the 105mm AT SPH M4 L23 which the [[M10]] Wolverine has. +The M36 Slugger is an [[USA|American]] tier 6 [[Tank Destroyers|tank destroyer]]. It is very similar to the [[M10]] Wolverine, but has a closed turret, increased armor values, and can mount a powerful 90mm gun (which the Wolverine can't). However, it cannot mount the 105mm AT SPH M4 L23 which the [[M10]] Wolverine has.
?:The M36 Slugger leads to the [[T25 AT]].+The M36 Slugger leads to the [[T25 AT]].
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M36 Slugger

M36 tank destroyer
Cost 834,200  Credits
Health 560
Weight/Load Limit 28,28/28,89t
Engine Power 350hp
Speed Limit 42km/h
Traverse Speed 28deg/s
Hull Armor 114/25/25mm
Damage 86-114HP
Penetration 96-160mm
Rate of Fire 22,22r/m
Accuracy 0.33m
Aim time 1.5s
Gun Traverse gunTraverse
Gun Traverse Arc gunTraverseArc
Gun Vertical Limits gunVerticalLimits
Ammo Capacity ammo
Chance of Fire 20%
View Range 420m
Signal Range 450m
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Child Contour-USA-T25_AT.png
Values Are Stock // Top

The M36 Slugger is an American tier 6 tank destroyer. It is very similar to the M10 Wolverine, but has a closed turret, increased armor values, and can mount a powerful 90mm gun (which the Wolverine can't). However, it cannot mount the 105mm AT SPH M4 L23 which the M10 Wolverine has. The M36 Slugger leads to the T25 AT.


76 mm AT Gun M1A2
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1 590 1 590(kg)
90 mm AT Gun M3
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2 050 2 050(kg)

0075 75/25/25(mm)
0018 18(d/s)
0420 420(m)
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4 500 4 500(kg)
0076 76/25/25(mm)
0018 18(d/s)
0420 420(m)
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4 800 4 800(kg)

Wright Continental R-975EC2
0350 350(h.p.)
020 20%
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0515 515(kg)
Wright Continental R-975C1
0380 380(h.p.)
020 20%
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0549 549(kg)
GMC 6046
0420 420(h.p.)
015 15%
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0549 549(kg)

28.89 28.89(t)
028 28(d/s)
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7 000 7 000(kg)
30.5 30.5(t)
030 30(d/s)
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7 000 7 000(kg)

SCR 508
0450 450(m)
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0100 100(kg)
SCR 506
0700 700(m)
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0110 110(kg)

Historical Info


The M36 tank destroyer, formally 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage, M36, was an American tank destroyer used during World War II. It was known as Jackson or Slugger by the British, after the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson. American soldiers usually referred to them as TDs for 'tank destroyers'. The M36 first served in combat in Europe in September 1944, and served until the end of the war; it also served during the Korean War, and in the armies of several other countries.


With the advent of heavy German armor such as the Panther and Tiger, the standard U.S. tank destroyer, the 3in Gun Motor Carriage M10, was rapidly becoming obsolete, because its main armament, the 3in M7 gun, had difficulty engaging these new tanks past 500 meters. This was foreseen, however, and in September, 1942 American engineers had begun designing a new tank destroyer armed with the M3 90 mm gun. This was several months before any Allied unit encountered a Tiger in combat, as the British First Army in Tunisia was the first western Allied unit to encounter the Tiger I in the leadup to the Battle of the Kasserine Pass at the start of 1943, and well over a year before any US unit encountered a Panther in combat. The first M36 prototype was completed in March 1943, with a new turret mounting the 90 mm M3 gun on a standard M10 chassis. After testing, an order for 500 was issued. The prototype was designated T71 Gun Motor Carriage; upon standardization the designation was changed to 90 mm Gun Motor Carriage M36 in June 1944. Like all US tank destroyers, the turret was open-topped to save weight and provide better observation. Postwar, a folding armored roof kit was developed to provide some protection from shell fragments, as with the M10. The M36 had a large bustle at the rear of its turret which provided a counterweight for the main gun. Eleven additional rounds of ammunition were stored inside the counterweight.


It was not until September 1944 that the vehicle first began to appear in the European Theater of Operations. About 1,400 M36s were produced during the war. The need for 90 mm gunned tank destroyers was so urgent that, during October-December 1944, 187 conversions of standard Medium Tank M4A3 hulls were produced by Grand Blanc Arsenal. These vehicles, designated M36B1, were rushed to the European Theater of Operations and used in combat alongside standard M36s. The M36 was well liked by its crews, being one of the few armored fighting vehicles available to US forces that could destroy heavy German tanks from a distance. After World War II, the M36 was used in the Korean War. It could destroy any Soviet-made AFV deployed in that theater of operations. One postwar modification was the addition of a ball-mounted machine gun on the co-driver's side, as in many other armored fighting vehicles of the time.

M36s were also exported after World War II to various countries. One of the recipients was Yugoslavia where the engine was replaced with the 500 hp Soviet-made diesel engine used in T-55 main battle tanks. Yugoslavian M36s participated in the Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995) but they are no longer in service with the Croatian Armed Forces due to their withdrawal immediately after the war. M36s were also used by Serbian forces in Bosnia and Croatia, and they were used during the Kosovo War as decoys for NATO air strikes. The M36 was used by the French army, during the First Indochina War. They were also supplied as part of U.S. military aid to Pakistan in the 1950s and served in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.

The Republic of China Army acquired eight ex-French examples in 1955 and had them stationed in Kinmen island group, where they are deemed more maneuverable than the bigger M48A3 and later CM11/12 MBTs while being more powerful than M24 and M41 light tanks. As of April 2001, at least two still remained in service with troops defending Lieyu Township.

American Tanks
Light Tanks T1 Cunningham  • M2 Light Tank  • T1E6  • T2 Light Tank  • T7 Combat Car  • M22 Locust  • M3 Stuart  • MTLS-1G14  • M5 Stuart  • M24 Chaffee  • T21  • T71
Medium Tanks T2 Medium Tank  • M2 Medium Tank  • M3 Lee  • M4 Sherman  • M4A2E4 Sherman  • M7  • Ram II  • M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo  • M4A3E8 Sherman  • T20  • M26 Pershing  • T23  • T26E4 Super Pershing  • T69  • M46 Patton  • T54E1  • M48A1 Patton  • M60
Heavy Tanks T1 Heavy Tank  • T14  • M6  • T29  • M6A2E1  • T32  • T34  • M103  • T57 Heavy Tank  • T110E5
Tank Destroyers T18  • T82  • M8A1  • T40  • M10 Wolverine  • T49  • M18 Hellcat  • M36 Jackson  • T25 AT  • T25/2  • T28  • T28 Prototype  • T30  • T95  • T110E3  • T110E4
Self-Propelled Guns T57  • M7 Priest  • M37  • M41  • M44  • M12  • M40/M43  • M53/M55  • T92

Tank Destroyers
USA II T3 HMC  • III T56 GMC  • IV M8A1  • IV T40  • V M10 Wolverine  • V T67  • VI T78  Gold  • VI M18 Hellcat  • VI M36 Jackson  • VII M56 Scorpion  Gold  • VII T28 Concept  Gold  • VII Super Hellcat  Gold  • VII T25/2  • VII T25 AT  • VIII TS-5  Gold  • VIII T28  • VIII T28 Prototype  • IX T30  • IX T95  • X T110E3  • X T110E4
UK II Universal Carrier 2-pdr  • IV Valentine AT  • IV Alecto  • V Archer  • V AT 2  • VI Churchill Gun Carrier  • VI Achilles  • VI AT 8  • VI Excalibur  Gold  • VII Challenger  • VII AT 15A  Gold  • VII AT 7  • VIII AT 15  • VIII Charioteer  • VIII Turtle Mk. I  Gold  • IX Tortoise  • IX FV4004 Conway  • X FV215b (183)  Gold  • X FV4005 Stage II  • X FV217 Badger
Germany II Panzerjäger I  • III Marder II  • IV StuG III Ausf. B  • IV Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer  • IV Marder 38T  • V StuG IV  Gold  • V Pz.Sfl. IVc  • V StuG III Ausf. G  • VI Dicker Max  Gold  • VI Jagdpanzer IV  • VI Nashorn  • VII E 25  Gold  • VII Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger  Gold  • VII Jagdpanther  • VII Sturer Emil  • VIII Ferdinand  • VIII Kanonenjagdpanzer 105  Gold  • VIII Rheinmetall Skorpion G  Gold  • VIII Rheinmetall Skorpion  Gold  • VIII Jagdpanther II  • VIII 8,8 cm Pak 43 Jagdtiger  Gold  • VIII Rhm.-Borsig Waffenträger  • IX Jagdtiger  • IX Waffenträger auf Pz. IV  • X Grille 15  • X Jagdpanzer E 100  • X Waffenträger auf E 100
France II Renault FT AC  • III FCM 36 Pak 40  Gold  • III Renault UE 57  • IV Somua SAu 40  • V M10 RBFM  Gold  • V S35 CA  • VI ARL V39  • VII AMX AC mle. 46  • VIII AMX AC mle. 48  • VIII AMX Canon d'assaut 105  Gold  • IX AMX 50 Foch  • X AMX 50 Foch (155)  Gold  • X AMX 50 Foch B
USSR II AT-1  • III SU-76I  Gold  • IV SU-85A  • IV SU-76M  • V SU-85  • V SU-85I  Gold  • VI SU-100  • VI SU-100Y  Gold  • VII ISU-122S  Gold  • VII SU-152  • VII SU-100M1  • VII SU-122-44  Gold  • VIII ISU-152  • VIII ISU-130  Gold  • VIII T-103  Gold  • VIII SU-130PM  Gold  • VIII ISU-152K  Gold  • VIII SU-101  • IX Object 704  • IX Object 263  • X Object 268  • X Object 268 Version 4
China II T-26G FT  • III M3G FT  • IV SU-76G FT  • V 60G FT  • VI WZ-131G FT  • VII T-34-2G FT  • VIII WZ-111-1G FT  • VIII WZ-120-1G FT  Gold  • IX WZ-111G FT  • X WZ-113G FT
Sweden II Pvlvv fm/42  • III Ikv 72  • IV Sav m/43  • V Ikv 103  • VI Ikv 65 Alt II  • VII Ikv 90 Typ B  • VIII UDES 03  • VIII Strv S1  Gold  • IX Strv 103-0  • X Strv 103B