Palmaria

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Palmaria
Palmaria
Details
Tier / Class:
7 SPG
Nation:
Italy
Dealer:
Zhang Feng
Reputation:
540,300
Cost:
6,080,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
790
DPM:
3,950 (4,389)
Penetration:
52 mm
Hit Points:
2,375
Hull F/S/R:
70 / 35 / 35
Turret F/S/R:
70 / 70 / 18
Max Speed:
59.40 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.16 (5.03) s
Hull Traverse:
25.30 (31.10) deg/s
Camouflage:
20%
Vision:
370 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.16°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0 / -5.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
12.00 deg/s

The Palmaria is a tier 7 Self-Propelled Gun originating from Italy, and is sold by Zhang Feng. It can be unlocked from the 2S3 Akatsiya, and leads to the M109A6 Paladin.

Currently, all SPGs in the game are locked to PvE mode.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Self propelled guns: fire support vehicles for PvE missions.
  • High caliber: the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

As a self-propelled gun, the Palmaria is best used as a support vehicle for helping the team progress by removing heavily armored targets such as MBTs from the battle. Teamwork is needed for those both working with and playing an SPG. Teammates should be asked to call out targets if they are in trouble, and front-line vehicles should be supported in the battle.

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Aim time and accuracy are an improvement over the last two vehicles in the tree
  • High mobility
  • Good armor for an SPG, front plate can resist light autocannon rounds

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Very large target

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Improved Fire Control Systems and Improved Ready Racks will increase effective damage output. Upgrading to the MB 837 Ka-500 Diesel Engine will expedite movement between firing locations, but other upgrades such as the Spall Liner and Upgraded Exhaust Smoke are less important and should be researched later.

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Advanced Fire Control
  • Advanced Muzzle Reference System
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Improved Turret Drive

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

  • Commander: Freja Hojbjerg, for improvements to aim speed and overall accuracy
  • Driver: Smooth Ride, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Do the Twist
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Explosive Shells

Armor[edit | edit source]

Palmaria Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 70/35/35 Steel 70/70/18 Aluminum None
Built on the OF-40 Chassis, the Palmaria is exceptionally armored for a SPG, offering resistance to light and medium autocannon fire.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

155mm L39 Howitzer
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
155mm M107 HE HE Stock 790 52mm 0.16° 300 m/s 12.00s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 837 Ea-500 Diesel Engine Stock Stock 59.40km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.16s {{{0-max}}} 25.30deg/s {{{firechance}}}


MTU MB 837 Ka-500 Diesel Engine 7,140 155,155 59.40km/h {{{reverse}}} 5.03s {{{0-max}}} 31.10deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Palmaria Technology
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 11,425 248,240 Increases vehicle HP by 150.


GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades 17,135 372,365 Provides a total of eight smoke deployments with a two-round magazine. Individual charges are on a six second cooldown, with an eighty second cooldown for the magazine.


Improved Fire Control System 24,095 523,635 Reduces aim time by 20%.


Improved Ready Racks 58,010 1,260,605 Increases reload speed by 10%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Self-Propelled Howitzer
Developed: 1980-1981
Service: 1982+
Vehicles Built: cca 200
Operators: Libya, Nigeria, Argentina

Developed by OTO Melara in Italy for the export market, this self-propelled howitzer utilizes an autoloader to allow for an increased rate of fire. The name came from the island of Palmaria, located in the La Spezia gulf (La Spezia was the seat of the OTO Melara company).

The Palmaria SPH consisted of a modified OF-40 hull with a new OTOBREDA turret, armed with a long OTO Melara 155mm Obice da 155/39 howitzer (barrel length was 39 calibers, although some sources state 41 calibers). The turret was fully traversable (the drive was hydraulic with its own independent propulsion), the gun could depress to -4 degrees and elevate to +70 degrees. Its maximum range (using standard high-explosive ammunition) was 24.7 kilometers, but it could be augmented by using rocket-assisted projectiles. Other shells fired included illumination rounds and smoke rounds. The gun was automatically loaded and the average rate of fire was 4 rounds per minute during intensive action but was, according to some sources, capable of firing three round bursts. Average sustainable rate of fire was 3 rounds per minute.

The prototype was first shown to the representatives of the United Arab Emirates, but they weren’t quite interested. Two customers appeared in 1982 – Libya and Nigeria. Libya was a pariah country back then and it’s generally unclear how did Colonel Kaddafi’s forces get their hands on those vehicles. In 1982, around 200 were ordered (some source claim 210), but the details of that deal remain unclear to this day. 160 were reported operational by 2007 and they participated in the Libyan Civil War. By now, most are probably gone. Nigeria ordered 25 vehicles in 1982 and they are also still in service. The final customer of sorts was Argentina in 1986 – they ordered turrets only and had them installed on modified TAM tank chassis to produce a rather unique version of the Palmaria. And that was the end of Palmaria sales. The vehicle was offered for years until the early 2000s, but no other customer was interested.

See also[edit | edit source]