The Semovente 105/25 M43 is one of the more advanced tank destroyers, built by Italy in the later stages of the war.
Soon, War Thunder tankers will have the chance to command the Semovente 105/25 M43 as they climb up the ranks of the highly anticipated Italian ground forces tree, coming to the game with update 1.85!
Note: A production variant of the Semovente 105/25 M43 will become available for all testers of the Italian armoured vehicles at rank III. The premium version of the Semovente 105/25 M43 with “Leoncello” insignia is already available in our store as a part of a pre-order pack.
In mid-1942, the Italian Army put out a set of requirements for a new vehicle that could double up as both an infantry support vehicle as well as a tank destroyer, depending on the situation. In response to this, Fiat-Ansaldo and OTO both began developing prototypes around these requirements in parallel.
In War Thunder, the Semovente 105/25 M43 will await eager tankers at rank III of the upcoming Italian ground forces tree, arriving to the game as part of update 1.85. Reminiscent of the well-known German StuH, the Semovente 105/25 combines great firepower in a compact package, making for an effective tank destroyer at the lower ranks.
Armed with a large caliber 105mm cannon, the Semovente 105/25 represents a serious threat to its enemies at the third rank. However, as any low-velocity cannon, the 105mm on the Semovente will perform best at short-range engagements, offered by urban environments for example.
Although the ammunition choices might leave something to be desired in terms of penetrating power, they will most certainly make up for that in destructive power thanks to their large quantities of explosive filler. For more heavily armored targets, the Semovente 105/25 also has a HEAT round at its disposal, which is capable of dealing with even the most armored targets that the vehicle can face.
Fun fact : Due to the vehicle’s low silhouette and stretched looks, the Italians nicknamed the Semovente 105/25 “Bassotto”, meaning dachshund.
Clever positioning with the Semovente 105/25 will be of utmost importance for future commanders of this machine. Due to the fact that the 130 horsepower engine only allows the machine to reach a top speed of 38 km/h, players might want to avoid frequent repositioning and instead, take the time to get the machine into an advantageous position, where it can do the most good over a longer period of time.
Clever positioning however, isn’t only important to mitigate the vehicle’s low mobility, but also to make the most out if its armor protection. Being a casemate tank destroyer, the thickest portions of armor will be concentrated around the vehicle’s front. The Semovente, with its 75mm of frontal armor, is certainly capable of taking a couple shots, but it’s a much wiser choice to use the vehicle’s low silhouette to hide it behind cover in order to avoid getting shot in the first place.
The Semovente 105/25 M43 will be available to all testers at the third rank of the Italian ground forces tree, coming to War Thunder with the upcoming 1.85 update. We highly recommend giving it a try as there’s rarely something as satisfying as netting a single shot kill from a high caliber gun and the Semovente 105/25 will most certainly provide that to fans of Italian armor! Until then, happy hunting commanders!
Source: War Thunder News Portal
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