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M7_Priest (Stock)

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Totals
3300 Price
80 Hit Points
14.63 / 15.2 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
28.6/25.4/25.4Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
28.6/0/25.4Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
288 h.p.Engine Power
49.9 km/hSpeed Limit
18 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
170 Standard Shell Damage
42 mmStandard Shell Penetration
7.5 Time for Complete Loading
14 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
320 mView Range
325 mSignal Range
T57
M7 Priest
II
T57
3300
Experimental artillery designed on the basis of the M3A3. The T57 was developed and tested in the fall of 1942, but was never mass-produced.

Possibly the most well-rounded artillery in tier 2. It has decent gun performance, mobility (though traverse is not very good), and top speed. It's the only one to have good armor.

T57

Stock

T56
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun II 76 mm Gun M1918 903 42/100 170/130 8 0.8 5.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Continental W-670 Series 12 256 288 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis I VVSS T36E6 3500 15.2 18
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IV SCR 210 0 325

T56

Speed

Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun II 76 mm Gun M1918 903 42/100 170/130 8 0.8 5.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Wright Continental R-975C1 516 400 20
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II VVSS T55E1 3500 16.3 20
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IX SCR 506 0 615

Compatible Equipment

Small Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Enhanced Vertical Coil Springs 1 Class
Medium-Caliber Artillery Shell Rammer
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Case of Cola
100-octane Gasoline
105-octane Gasoline
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Gun range: 550 m
  • Highest engine power and top speed for its tier
  • Very good all-around armor (for artillery)
  • Good view range
  • High ammo capacity


Cons:


  • Lower gun elevation than other tier 2 artilleries
  • Large dispersion when moving/turning
  • Slow rate of fire
  • Slow aiming (reloads faster than aim circle reach minimum size)
  • Inaccurate gun


Performance

For its tier the T57 has some of the best armor around, a high rate of fire and it does good damage, though as with all tier 2 SPGs, the splash damage is negligible. With most self-propelled guns, you have to worry about light tanks getting close, but in the T57 they pose far less of a threat and can be dispatched in "tank destroyer" mode (direct fire) with the T57's cannon. It's a great vehicle to begin learning about how to play artillery.

With a wide arc of fire, the T57 is good in large open maps, especially when the enemy has a lot of medium tanks. The T57 has a weakness that's uncommon in other SPG's: its gun has a low vertical arc of fire. As a result urban maps are more challenging than they usually are for artillery. Also if the target is above you, then there isn't much you can do. Despite this, the T57 still allows you to be a major contribution to your team.

With its significantly thicker armor than other SPGs of similar tier, the T57 can actually benefit from a Spall Liner. This is primarily to protect against ramming by enemy scouts, but it will also offer some protection against splash damage from enemy artillery fire. However, it's not enough to save you from a direct hit. A Gun Laying Drive is very helpful, but not worth it at this low of a tier unless you are keeping it long after researching its successor.

Many players love the T57 so much they decide to keep it in their garage.


Early Research

  • Nothing carries over from the T1 Cunningham. However, engines and radios carry over from the Stuart line, as well as the first two tank destroyers.
  • If you have engines or radios unlocked from other American tanks, install them right away.
  • Your first priority for research should be upgrading the suspension. Since you have no turret, you need to be able to turn quickly.
  • Go from here.


Historical Info

The 3in Gun Motor Carriage T57 was based on the Light Tank M3A3 chassis with an M7 gun and a Continental engine.[1] The engine was moved to the middle of the hull and a 3-inch gun was mounted in a superstructure in the rear. The project started in September 1942 and was abandoned in February 1943.


Historical Gallery

Sources and External Links

USA
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Self-Propelled Guns
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UK IILoyd Gun Carriage IIISexton II IIISexton I IVBirch Gun VBishop VIFV304 VIICrusader 5.5-in. SP VIIIFV207 IXFV3805 XConqueror Gun Carriage
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France 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
USSR IISU-18 IIISU-26 IVSU-5 VSU-122A VISU-8 VIIS-51 VIISU-14-1 VIIISU-14-2 IX212A XObject 261
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