Comparing: M8A1 vs. Marder 38T vs. SU-85B
The vehicle was intended as a self-propelled infantry support gun on the basis of the M5 tank. The M8A1 variant featured a modified turret and upgraded armament. From September 1943 through January 1944 a total of 1778 vehicles were manufactured.
Developed on the basis of the Pz.Kpfw. 38 (t) tank. Either a Pak 40 or Pak 36(r) gun was mounted in a cabin with an open top and back. The vehicle entered service at the end of 1942. This tank destroyer was mass-produced until the middle of 1944 and was used until the end of the war.
In April-May of 1943, the SU-85B tank destroyer designed by the Gorky Automobile Plant underwent trials. The vehicle was a modernization of the SU-85A and featured the artillery LB-2 gun, 160-hp engine, and SU-76M chassis. The cabin, drive wheels, and spare parts kits were redesigned. Only one prototype was built.
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|Battle Tiers||4 5 6||4 5 6||4 5 6|
|Speed Limit||58 km/h||47 km/h||43 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||20 km/h||18 km/h||14 km/h|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||17.50 %||%||%|
|When Firing||7.57 %||%||%|
|Neto Credits Income||852.018|
|Kills per Battle||0.491965|
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