[Feature] Somua SM: New French Heavy Tank

Tank Commanders,

French heavy tanks that feature magazine loading systems are typically fascinating vehicles with a high risk, high reward playstyle. Their poor armour and high manoeuvrability encourage players to speed up and get right into the fighting.

However, the new French heavy tank is not like its brethren. The  VIII Somua SM  presents a combination of features not previously seen in French heavy tanks: a magazine loading system and decent armour. (That said, this doesn't mean it's suited to frontal attacks! Check the descriptions below for details.)

Learn all about this new vehicle below!

Somua SM: Tier VIII French Premium Heavy Tank

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Main characteristics
Hit Points
1,450 HP
Average Damage
300/300/400 HP
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
37/20 km/h
Commander-Loader / Gunner-Loader / Radio Operator-Loader / Driver
Average Damage
300/300/400 HP
Average Penetration
232/263/50 mm
Dispersion at 100 m
0.4 m
Aiming Time
2.4 s
Shells in the Magazine
5 item(s)
Time for Loading One Shell / Time for Complete Loading
2.25/37 s
Gun Depression / Elevation Angles
-10/+15 deg
Turret Traverse Speed
26 deg/s
Signal Range
750 m
View Range
370 m
Hit Points
1,450 HP
Load Limit
60 t
60 item(s)
Engine Power
700 h.p.
Specific Power
12.5 h.p./t
Traverse Speed
32 deg/s
Top Speed / Reverse Speed
37/20 km/h
Want to know more about this tank? Click on the header of the section below!


Performance Summary: Somua SM



VIII Somua SM   

What's Hot

  • Excellent penetration: 232 / 263 / 50 mm
  • High damage potential: Bring 1500 damage worth of pain down on your enemies with a 5-round magazine
  • Fast reload between shells: 2.25 seconds gives you enough time to choose your target and aim at it
  • Excellent gun depression (10 deg)
  • Increased survivability with decent armour: Can deflect shots from same-tier vehicles

What's Not

  • Poor accuracy at long range (Dispersion of 0.4m @ 100m)
  • Having armour does not make the Somua SM suited to frontal assaults: You'll still have to choose your moments for doing burst damage
  • Long reload time (37s)

[Premium Shop] Somua SM

Event Start: 27 Mar 2018(Tuesday) @ 14:00 UTC+8(06:00 UTC)

Event End: 13 Apr 2018(Friday) @ 14:00 UTC+8(06:00 UTC)

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  • Somua SM - Standard (USD 46.61)
  •  Somua SM - Ultimate (USD 71.66)
  • Somua SM - Supreme (USD 108.60)
Somua SM - Standard (USD 46.61)

Package Contents:

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 Somua SM - Ultimate (USD 71.66)


Package Contents:

  • VIII Somua SM  
  •  1 Garage Slot
  • 6,000 
  • 5 x Victory EXP bonus (15 tokens)
  •  x30 +200% Crew Experience (Duration: 2 hours)

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Somua SM - Supreme (USD 108.60)


Package Contents:

  • VIII Somua SM  
  •  1 Garage Slot
  • 12,500 
  • 5 xVictory EXP bonus (30 tokens)
  •  x50 +300% Crew Experience (Duration: 2 hours)
  •  Improved Ventilation Class 3 x 1
  •  Vertical Stabiliser Mk. 2 x 1
  •  Enhanced Gun Laying Drive  x 1
  •   Large Repair Kit x 25
  •  Large First Aid Kit x 25
  •  Automatic Fire Extinguisher x 25