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M103 — Tier IX American heavy tank

M103

IX
Cost
  • 3 640 000
  • 168 500
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1700
HP
9 / 11
282.5m
View range
1 / 11
Firepower
Shell
2545
DPM
5 / 11
258
Penetration
2 / 11
400
Damage
8 / 11
165
Devices/crew damage
6 / 11
Burst damage
— / —
1067
Velocity
2 / 11
7.75%
Penetration loss over distance
10 / 11
Explosion radius
— / —
2163
DPM
5 / 11
340
Penetration
1 / 11
340
Damage
8 / 11
165
Devices/crew damage
6 / 11
Burst damage
— / —
1067
Velocity
6 / 11
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
3277
DPM
4 / 11
60
Penetration
10 / 11
515
Damage
6 / 11
165
Devices/crew damage
6 / 11
Burst damage
— / —
1067
Velocity
1 / 11
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.42
Explosion radius
8 / 11
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
120.0
Caliber
8 / 11
6.36
Rate of fire
4 / 11
9.43
Reload time
2 / 9
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.08
Base aim time
3 / 11
0.335
Dispersion
3 / 11
Dispersion factors
0.200
When moving
7 / 11
0.200
When rotating
7 / 11
0.100
When rotating turret
2 / 11
4.000
After shot
6 / 11
Gun angles
8°
Depression
1 / 11
15°
Elevation
6 / 11
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 11
24.30
Turret traverse speed
5 / 11
Mobility
56.69
Weight
8 / 11
Speed
34
Forward
9 / 11
12
Backward
10 / 11
Effective Power / Weight ratio
13.91
On hard terrain
5 / 11
12.84
On medium terrain
3 / 11
8.78
On soft terrain
5 / 11
Traverse speed
34.65
On hard terrain
4 / 11
31.99
On medium terrain
3 / 11
21.89
On soft terrain
4 / 11
6.87m×2.98m×2.65m
Size
8 / 11
Concealment
10.10%
While still
7 / 11
6.10%
While moving
7 / 11
3.46%
Upon firing while still
7 / 11
2.74%
Upon firing while moving
7 / 11
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 282m
258.6m
While still
267.8m
While moving
274.0m
Upon firing while still
275.6m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 328–410
  • 246–328
  • 164–246
  • 82–164
  • 0–82
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

The development started in 1948. In 1952 the order was placed for production of 300 vehicles to fight in the Korean War. The tank was designated as M103.