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?|Although its acceleration and traverse speed are less than optimal, it has excellent top speed. It has a slow turret traverse speed, which is the balance implemented for having a turret. It begins with a fun, but rather ineffective howitzer. The frontal armor is sloped with 39mm and 29mm armor; not as thick as its German counterparts, but more than its Soviet counterparts. It can bounce the shells off lower-tier tanks, but don't rely on it, and use the turret to your advantage. Once all of the crew reach 100% in Camouflage, this can be one of the hardest TDs to detect. Just remember this is a tank destroyer and not a combat tank. Also, the cost to repair this tank is very high, as is the cost of ammunition, meaning every time you lose a battle you may very well be losing 500-1,000 credits until you get the 75 mm AT Gun M7 L/50, which is a much better money making gun.+|Although its acceleration and traverse speed are less than optimal, it has excellent top speed. It has a slow turret traverse speed, which is the balance implemented for having a turret. It begins with a fun, but rather ineffective howitzer. The frontal armor is sloped with 39mm and 29mm armor; not as thick as its German counterparts, but more than its Soviet counterparts. It can bounce the shells from lower-tier tanks, but don't rely on it, and use the turret to your advantage. Once all of the crew reach 100% in Camouflage, this can be one of the hardest TDs to detect. Just remember this is a tank destroyer and not a combat tank. Also, the cost to repair this tank is very high, as is the cost of ammunition, meaning every time you lose a battle you may very well be losing 500-1,000 credits until you get the 75 mm AT Gun M7 L/50, which is a much better money making gun.
  
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Crew
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Mobility
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traverse Traverse
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Armor
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Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::stock|burstcount rounds
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Cycle Time: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::stock|reloadtime s
50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Magazine-fed Gun

Burst Length: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|burstcount rounds
Magazine Size: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|clipcount roundExpression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
Cycle Time: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Magazine Reload Times
Nominal: Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|reloadtime s
50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

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Magazine-fed Gun

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Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Click here for more information.

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::stock|damage2 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Click here for more information.

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::stock|damage3 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

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Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|damage1 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Click here for more information.

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|damage2 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Click here for more information.

Magazine-fed Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|damage3 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
Loaded-mag DPM: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
50% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
75% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
100% Crew: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".
With Vents and BiA: Expression error: Unrecognized word "unable".

Click here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Crew


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With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Crew
Accuracy


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With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With both and GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With BiA and Vents: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
With both and GLD: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
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gunTraverseArc Gun Arc
-°/+°-Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|depression°/+Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|elevation° Elevation Arc
Unable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::stock|maxammoUnable to match configuration for query: gun:m8a1::top|maxammo rounds Ammo Capacity
General
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With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Coated Optics: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Binocular Telescope: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






Unable to match configuration for query: turret:m8a1::top|viewrange m 

With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Coated Optics: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With Binocular Telescope: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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With 50% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Signal Boost: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
When affected by 100% Relaying: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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With 75% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Crew: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
With 100% Signal Boost: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
When affected by 100% Relaying: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m
Maximum possible: Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
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Although its acceleration and traverse speed are less than optimal, it has excellent top speed. It has a slow turret traverse speed, which is the balance implemented for having a turret. It begins with a fun, but rather ineffective howitzer. The frontal armor is sloped with 39mm and 29mm armor; not as thick as its German counterparts, but more than its Soviet counterparts. It can bounce the shells from lower-tier tanks, but don't rely on it, and use the turret to your advantage. Once all of the crew reach 100% in Camouflage, this can be one of the hardest TDs to detect. Just remember this is a tank destroyer and not a combat tank. Also, the cost to repair this tank is very high, as is the cost of ammunition, meaning every time you lose a battle you may very well be losing 500-1,000 credits until you get the 75 mm AT Gun M7 L/50, which is a much better money making gun.

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Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(gr/sec)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

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Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Has a turret
  • Good top speed
  • Good traverse speed
  • Good damage
  • Good elevation arc


Cons:


  • Poor turret traverse speed


Early Research

  • The Continental R-975-C1 engine and the 57 mm Gun M1 L/50 carry over from the T82 and can be installed immediately.
  • Research the upgraded suspension first.
  • Next research the SCR 610 radio.
  • Go from there.


Suggested Equipment


Tank Gun Rammer Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Coated Optics Binocular Telescope Camouflage Net 


Gallery

Historical Info

The 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8, sometimes known as the M8 Scott, was a self-propelled howitzer vehicle of the United States developed during the Second World War.

Development

It was developed on the chassis of the then-new Light Tank M5 (Stuart VI). The test vehicle had the standard M5 turret removed, and replaced with an open-topped turret, this vehicle was designated the T17E1 HMC. Armament consisted of a new open-topped turret armed with a 75 mm M2 howitzer, later an 75 mm M3 howitzer, which were reworks of the M1A1 pack howitzer. It carried 46 rounds of 75 mm ammunition; types of ammunition carried were Smoke M89 and H.E. (High Explosive) M48. It featured no coaxial or hull mounted Browning M1919A4 .30-06 machine guns as featured on standard Light Tank M5s. The only other armament was Browning M2HB .50-caliber machine gun for local area, and anti-aircraft defense; 400 rounds of .50-caliber were stowed onboard for the M2HB.

Production

The T17E1 HMC was ordered into production as the 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 in April 1942. Production ran from September 1942, to January 1944. A total of 1,778 vehicles were produced.

Combat Service

The M8 saw action in the Italian Campaign, the Western Front, and in the Pacific Theater of Operations during the war. It was used by the French Union and State of Vietnam during the First Indochina War. It was largely replaced by the adaption of the M4 Sherman to use the 105 mm howitzer.

Variants

  • 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8

Based on the Light Tank M5 chassis.

  • 75 mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8A1
Based on the Light Tank M5A1 chassis. Some rearmed with the M3 75 mm gun.


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