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Somua SM — Tier VIII French heavy tank

Somua SM

VIII

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1800
HP
13 / 41
276.7m
View range
18 / 41
Firepower
Shell
1911
DPM
24 / 41
232
Penetration
5 / 41
310
Damage
23 / 41
135
Devices/crew damage
34 / 41
930
Burst damage
3 / 7
1000
Velocity
19 / 41
11.64%
Penetration loss over distance
25 / 41
Explosion radius
— / —
1603
DPM
32 / 41
263
Penetration
30 / 41
260
Damage
24 / 41
135
Devices/crew damage
34 / 41
780
Burst damage
3 / 7
1250
Velocity
11 / 41
3.80%
Penetration loss over distance
2 / 27
Explosion radius
— / —
2157
DPM
40 / 41
50
Penetration
32 / 41
350
Damage
33 / 41
135
Devices/crew damage
34 / 41
1050
Burst damage
4 / 7
1000
Velocity
8 / 41
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
1.76
Explosion radius
34 / 41
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
100.0
Caliber
34 / 41
6.16
Rate of fire
21 / 41
Reload time
— / —
23.20
Magazine reload time
7 / 7
Time to load next shell
— / —
3×1
Magazine size
1 / 7
3.00
Time before next shell is ready
3 / 7
Gun handling
2.30
Base aim time
22 / 41
0.337
Dispersion
17 / 41
Dispersion factors
0.220
When moving
19 / 41
0.220
When rotating
18 / 41
0.160
When rotating turret
25 / 41
4.000
After shot
11 / 41
Gun angles
10°
Depression
1 / 41
15°
Elevation
29 / 41
180°/180°
Aiming arc (left / right)
1 / 41
34.75
Turret traverse speed
4 / 41
Mobility
69.97
Weight
10 / 41
Speed
40
Forward
5 / 41
18
Backward
7 / 41
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.84
On hard terrain
21 / 41
11.00
On medium terrain
14 / 41
7.70
On soft terrain
13 / 41
Traverse speed
31.02
On hard terrain
26 / 41
26.59
On medium terrain
18 / 41
18.61
On soft terrain
20 / 41
6.82m×3.28m×2.01m
Size
19 / 41
Concealment
9.50%
While still
27 / 41
5.80%
While moving
27 / 41
3.69%
Upon firing while still
26 / 41
2.85%
Upon firing while moving
27 / 41
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
267.2m
While still
276.1m
While moving
281.1m
Upon firing while still
283.1m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
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

A French heavy tank, presented as an alternative for the AMX 50 at a design competition. Development started in 1946; however, the prototype was not ready until October 1951. German tank-building technologies were applied in the development of the vehicle: it was equipped with a 100-mm gun with a magazine-system autoloader installed in an oscillating turret. The tank underwent trials from January through July 1953, during which it did not show any promising results. Consequently, the project was discontinued in favor of the AMX 50.