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M-42 45mm Anti-tank Gun
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Army Soviet Army
Role Anti-tank gun
Men per Squad 6
Unit Cost 240CoH2 Manpower Icon 240
6CoH2 Population Icon 6
Upkeep per Minute 9CoH2 Manpower Icon 9
Prereq. Defensive Tactics (Community)
Urban Defense Tactics
Cost to Reinforce 15CoH2 Manpower Icon 15
1CoH2 Population Icon 1
Health per Man 230Icon Health Small 230 (weapon)
80Icon Health Small 80 (each crewman)
Basic Weapon 1x M-42 45mm
4x Mosin Nagant Rifles
Firing Range 55
Sight Range 35
Primary Weapon Damage 80
Penetration 140 (near)
90 (far)
Max. Speed 3.6 m/s
Abilities (4)
Vehicle Tracking
  • Skilled crews are able to track hostile vehicles, even if they break visual contact.
  • Requires Veterancy 1
  • Costs Free.
  • Duration: ? seconds
  • Cooldown: ? seconds (from activation)

Anti-Tank Gun Ambush Tactics

  • Anti-tank gun squad puts camouflage training into practice.
  • Costs Free.
  • Cooldown: ? seconds (upon activation)

Load Armor Piercing

  • Armor Piercing round have better chance of penetrating enemy armor and longer range.

Load High Explosive Canister

  • Canister rounds are effective against massed infantry.

The M-42 45mm anti-tank gun has a high rate of fire but lacks real punch. However, when used in numbers and attacking from the flank, the M-42 can damage even medium tanks.


Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlock the 'Vehicle Tracking' veteran ability.
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +30% rotation speed.
  • +30% reload speed.
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • +30% accuracy.
  • +30% penetration.