M24 Chaffee

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M24 Chaffee
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Type: Light Tanks
Faction: Us.png United States
Weaponry
Main Cannon: 75mm M6 L/39
Coaxial Gun: M1919A4
Machine Gun: M1919A4
Hull Armor
Front (Upper): 25 mm
Front (Lower): 25 mm
Sides (Upper): 25 mm
Sides (Lower): 25 mm
Rear: 19 mm
Top: 13 mm
Front (Turret): 38 mm
Mantlet: 38 mm
Side (Turret): 25 mm
Rear (Turret): 25 mm
Top (Turret): 25 mm
Specifications
Class Restriction Tank Crewman
Passengers: 5
Max Speed: 40.8 km/h

25.4 mph

Credits Cost: 179,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Gold Cost: 2,150 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Ribbon Required: Armor Assault Armor Assault
Requirement: United States- 5th Grade

Description[edit source]

The Chaffee is a late-war American light tank. It is fast and with its lightweight 75mm main gun it packs a serious punch compared to other light tanks. The Chaffee is often used in harassing tactics against heavier tanks.
― Heroes & Generals

Tips

  • The Chaffee has far less reserve ammunition than the previous American light tank, the M5A1. Maintain firing discipline, as the tank only carries 48 rounds.
  • With its 75mm gun and high mobility, the Chaffee can easily flank and attack larger enemy tanks where their armor is lighter before retreating to safety.
  • The Chaffee is the only Light Tank with the ability to kill other light tanks in two hits, though this rarely happens. Along with this, the Chaffee is the only Light Tank that destroys jeeps in 1 hit (AP or APCR).
  • The 75mm HE round has a larger explosive radius than the 37mm HE of the M5A1. Use it to your advantage when engaging infantry.
  • Unlike the M5A1 Stuart, the time to reload the next shell in the Chaffee is much longer due to its larger main gun.
  • The armor on the Chaffee is still very light, so avoid direct frontal attacks on enemy armor and beware of anti-tank infantry.
  • The 75mm round is quite heavy, and so it will arc noticeably higher. Zero its sights to the proper range by pressing your jump key.
  • The Repair cost of the Chaffee is around 654 credits per spawn, which is significantly higher than other light tanks, be careful not to rush headlong into battle and waste a tank.

Ammunition

Name Penetration[1] Damage[2] Velocity Credits Cost Gold Cost
[75mm L/40] 75mm AP M72 Shot 50mm - 90mm 400 - 700 619 m/s 3,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 35 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[75mm L/40] 75mm APCBC M61 65mm - 100mm 550 - 800 588 m/s 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
[75mm L/40] 75mm M61 HE/APC 8mm - 25mm 250 - 400 550 m/s 7,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 83 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Camouflage

Factory Ardennes Four Color Olive Drab & Black
Price (Credits) 184,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 135,000 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png
Price (Gold) 735 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png 540 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
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Upgrades

Supply Crates can be fitted to your vehicle to aid nearby infantry.

Name Contents Credits Cost Gold Cost
Ammunition Supply Crate Ammo 1,300 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 15 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Medic Supply Crate Health 4,400 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 52 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png
Anti-tank Supply Crate Panzerfaust 60 7,500 HnGCurrencySymbol credits.png 90 HnGCurrencySymbol gold.png

Specialist Ribbon

Vehicle Required: M24 Chaffee
V SPC 17.png M24 Chaffee Specialist
Using the M24 Chaffee light tank in battle will earn you points on this ribbon.
More points are awarded for scoring hits on enemy tanks. The highest award is given for destroying enemy tanks.
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Icon-US-Symbol.png American Unlocks
Ammunition Supply Crate
Olive Drab & Black
Ardennes Four Color
Medic Supply Crate
75mm M61 HE/APC
Anti-Tank Supply Crate
75mm APCBC M61

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. As of 2016-4-21, the game does not yet have penetration fall off with distance.
  2. Against armor