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M8a1


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American Tank Destroyer, Tier 4

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Upgrades from-T82 M8A1 Upgrades into-T49


The M8A1 is an American tier 4 tank destroyer.

This tank was a conversion of the M5 Light Tank to create a infantry support tank that was quick. It was armed with a M2/M3 75mm howitzer started to be mass produced from 1942 onwards. It earned the nickname of "Scott" from its crews but was really the M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage.

Although the M8A1 has a slow turret traverse speed, it is relatively mobile, with good acceleration and an excellent top speed. It begins with a fun, but ineffective, howitzer. The M8A1's armor is thin, and can occasionally bounce shells from lower-tier tanks. However, shots that do not bounce will almost always penetrate. Use the M8A1's turret, and excellent accuracy of the 57 mm, to your advantage. Once the crew reaches 100% in Camouflage, the M8A1 is difficult to detect. Just remember, the M8A1 is not built for close combat. Assist allies by providing support when the enemy is distracted with a more intimidating target. By the time the enemy realizes you are assisting your ally, he will most likely be dead. Also, keep in mind that the M8A1's repair and ammunition costs are high, meaning you may lose credits after a bad battle. Although the 76 mm AT Gun M7 L/50 is a better money maker than the 57 mm, the 57 mm is superior due to its greater penetration and higher DPM.

The M8A1 leads to the T49.

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