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World of Tanks Supertest: Somua SM – French Premium Heavy Tank

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The French Premium heavy tank Somua SM reenters Supertest. The tank has been re-balanced and has a new role. It’s armour has been increased, gun lost one shell, gun stats changed for close range combat and it’s mobility was reduced. These changes will hopefully make this vehicle different from the AMX 50-100.

The following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change before the final version is released to the live server.




Tier VIII Premium Heavy Tank
Hit Points
Gun 100 mm SA47
Shell Type AP / APCR / HE
Shell Avg. Penetration 232 / 263 / 50
Shell Avg. Damage 300 / 300 / 400
Reload Time Full Magazine 35.97 s
Reload Time between Shell 2.25 s
Magazine Size 5 rounds
Rate of Fire 6.671 rounds per minute
Aiming Time 2.3 s
Average Damage per Minute 2,001
Accuracy 0.384
Gun Depression/Elevation Angles -10 / +15
Hull / Turret Traverse Speed 32 / 27.1 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed 45 / 20 km/h
Terrain Resistance
Hard 1.151
Medium 1.247
Soft 2.014
Hull Armour 140 / 90 / 70 mm
Turret Armour 120 / 60 / 60 mm
Weigh/Load Limit 56.00t / 60.00t
Engine Power 700 hp
Specific Power 12.5 hp/t
Concealment of Stationary Vehicle 8.2 %
Concealment of Moving Vehicle 4.1 %
View Range 370 m
Signal Range 782 m
Crew 4

5 thoughts on “World of Tanks Supertest: Somua SM – French Premium Heavy Tank

  1. How much copy paste…seriously….

    50 100
    Lorr 40t
    Sonia SM

    About as much differences as OBJ 140 and t62a. Or the new and 30b and stb1.

  2. I agree with Havoc199 very similar tanks, Which one will play better i dont know but could be a good tank for certain situations for something like clan wars. Regardless do we really need another prem tank? seems like we get more prem tanks than actual tanks. The sad part about strongholds and clan wars right now is its owned by tier 8 premium tanks. I dont think this should be the case, they shouldnt be better than the grindable tanks in the game 🙁

    1. WG currently is trying to release Tier 8 tanks that will “fit” in the current branches. This while it might look similar to AMX 50 100, it will play differently. It’s a more closed range combat tank, with the soft stats I don’t expect players to be playing “sniper” with this.

    2. Agreed, not a sniper but I don’t expect this to be a great brawler either, the hull is pretty good, it can get over 240mm with good angling but the turret is one huge weak point. I expect it will be played like a less mobile Lorraine 40t with more clip potential. Its armor will protect it from long range and auto-aiming lights but not in a close range brawl.

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