Are there any non-open top 7+/8+ vehicle with a Medium Howitzer besides BT-42?
July 23, 2022 at 9:03 pm #187990NanashiParticipant
Does any faction besides Finland have such a vehicle? Doing it through a versatile/dual purpose AT gun is fine.July 24, 2022 at 2:08 am #187991Stuart HarrisonParticipant
None that come to mind – they’re generally either heavier armoured to carry out the assault gun/close support roles(Stuh42, Sherman 105, etc), or they’re open topped to allow the crew to better serve the gun in the mobile field artillery role (Priest, Wespe, etc).July 25, 2022 at 2:11 am #187995Kar98kParticipant
The M3 105mm HMC has a medium howitzer and damage value of 7+
See details on page 45 of the Armies of the US.July 25, 2022 at 2:44 am #187996Stuart HarrisonParticipant
@Kar98 – the question is specifically asking for non open-topped, that one’s open-topped.July 25, 2022 at 7:55 am #187997NatParticipant
With a medium howitzer… not that I can think of…. closest I can think of is
SU76i – soviet book pg 51, DV 8+, light howitzer / med ATJuly 26, 2022 at 2:51 am #188008Kar98kParticipant
@Stuart – Yep, missed that.
Then I agree with Nat. The Su76i would be the closest that I can think of too.
Side note: I recall reading that the original plan for the SU-76 was supposed to have a fully enclosed fighting compartment, but this was changed to an open top. Yes, the open top was vulnerable to small arms fire and hand grenades, but it sometimes saved the crew’s lives when hit by a Panzerfaust or Panzerschreck – the blast and concussion from a hit usually meant death in a fully enclosed vehicle.August 10, 2022 at 10:08 pm #188068GeneralJimbo81Participant
Not that there are any official rules for it but there was 1920’s British Birch Gun. The Mk III (only 2 or 3 ever built) had a fully enclosed encasement / turret. Pretty sure it mounted a Light Howitzer (18lb Gun) though.
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