Weak Spot Guide: FCM 36 Pak 40

The tier 3 French premium tank destroyer FCM 36 Pak 40 packs a ton of armor at tier 3 for a tank destroyer and while it is very slow it can take a beating before it is destroyed.  The FCm 36 Pak 40’s armor is primarily located in the frontal area and specifically on the hull of the tank.  The main weak spots on the FCM 36 Pak 40 are located on the superstructure of the tank destroyer which is located around the gun above the heavily armored hull of the tank.  Below this weak spot guide will break down the FCM 36 Pak 40 into a frontal, side, and rear view, while giving you the best places to focus on aiming at.  The easiest areas to penetrate will be highlighted in green, the second best areas in yellow, and the strongest armor will be highlighted in red.

Frontal View

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The front of the FCM 36 Pak 40 is very tough for a lot of players unfamiliar with the tank since the weak spots are located around the gun.  Most tanks and tank destroyers have their strongest armor around the gun but the FCM 36 Pak 40 is unlike other tanks with its armor design.  The hull is strong across the entire front aside from two small strips next to the tracks on either side of the hull which are very easy to damage.  Otherwise it is best to stick to shooting at the areas around the gun or the yellow areas on the superstructure.  There is also a very small view port on the hull(the tiny green dot) that has zero armor, but it is surrounded by very tough armor.

Side View

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The side of the FCM 36 Pak 40 is much easier to deal with if you avoid shooting at the frontal armor of the tank and also the areas where the tracks overlap the hull armor.  The FCM 36 Pak 40’s tracks do not overlap the entire side hull and there is a large weak area in the center of the tracks.  Otherwise stick to hitting the large, weak, and flat areas on the side superstructure area on top of the hull.

Rear View

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The rear of the FCM 36 Pak 40 is actually tougher than the side profile since the tank’s profile is smaller and the hull armor returns as the prominent armor for the rear.  The red sections across the back of the hull are difficult to damage due to thickness and/or angle.  It is best to simply stick to the extremely weak green area on the superstructure that can be damage by any tank the FCM 36 Pak 40 faces.

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