76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (76 mm)

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Description

The 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact cannon is an Italian fast-firing cannon.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Ground vehicles

Naval vessels

General info

The 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact is the Italian equivalent of the AK-176M. It has a fast aiming speed both vertically and horizontally, comparable to the AK-176M. This particular gun has one of the best balances of accuracy, stopping power, and range. While it is not the first 76 mm naval deck gun seen in game, it is by far one of the best multi-purpose weapon systems available for both naval and ground combat. The compact version of the OTO Melara 76/62 has a smaller carousel to be fitted with more ease on many platforms.

Available ammunition

The OTO Melara 76/62 has access to various rounds specific to this weapon system: the 76/62 SAPOM, 76/62 HE-MOM and 76/62 APFSDS rounds. However, the last one is only available in the OTOMATIC and is not available for any naval vessel. The proximity fuse on the HE-MOM will only trigger when in proximity with enemy aircraft, and as such, it is recommended to use this ammunition as primary ammunition when in naval combat.

Naval shells
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
100 m 1,000 m 2,000 m 3,000 m 4,000 m 5,000 m
76 mm DM-251 HE 12 12 12 12 12 12
76 mm DM-261 HE-VT 10 10 10 10 10 10
76/62 HE-MOM HE 15 15 15 15 15 15
76/62 SAPOM SAP 60 51 44 39 35 32
76/62 HE-VT MOM HE-VT* 15 15 15 15 15 15
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
76 mm DM-251 HE 914 6.3 0 0.1 864.6 79° 80° 81°
76 mm DM-261 HE-VT 925 6.3 0 0.1 668.1 79° 80° 81°
76/62 HE-MOM HE 925 6.35 0 0.1 1,080 79° 80° 81°
76/62 SAPOM SAP 925 6.35 1.2 4 655.2 47° 60° 65°
76/62 HE-VT MOM HE-VT* 925 6.35 0 0.1 1,080 79° 80° 81°
OTOMATIC
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
76/62 SAPOM SAPHEI 60 59 54 50 46 43
76/62 APFSDS APFSDS 311 308 301 291 281 271
76/62 HE-MOM HE-VT* 15 15 15 15 15 15
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
76/62 SAPOM SAPHEI 910 6.35 1.2 14 662.4 79° 80° 81°
76/62 APFSDS APFSDS 1,580 2.18 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
76/62 HE-MOM HE-VT* 910 6.3 0 0.1 1,070 79° 80° 81°

Comparison with analogues

Compared to AK-176M

Both systems are extremely similar except that the OTO Melara has access to semi-armour-piercing ammunition. It carries less ammunition than the AK-176M (115 vs 152) but can put more rounds in the air due to the higher rate of fire.

When talking about just the HE and HE-VT shells, the OTO Melara 76/62 has a much higher explosive payload (nearly double) but has a lower muzzle velocity (925 m/s vs 980 m/s). Both systems do the same purpose with different approaches, one uses a faster round with less payload and the other vice versa.

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Italy anti-aircraft guns
20 mm  Breda Mod.35 · Scotti-IF 20/70 mod.41 · Oerlikon KAD
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA
76 mm  OTO-Breda 76/62

Germany naval cannons
15 mm  MG 151
20 mm  2 cm/65 C/30 · 2 cm/65 C/38 · 2 cm/65 Flakzwilling 38 · 2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 · MG 151
30 mm  MK103/38
37 mm  3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette C/36 · 3.7 cm FlaK-Lafette LM/42 · 3.7 cm SK C/30
40 mm  4 cm Bofors Flak 28 · 40 mm/70 MEL58
88 mm  8.8 cm/76 SK C/32 · 8.8 cm S.K.C/35 · Flak.36 · 88 mm/45 AA SK L/45 · 88 mm/45 casemate SK L/45
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53
105 mm  10.5 cm SK C/32 · 10.5 cm SK C/33 AA
120 mm  L45
127 mm  12.7 cm SK C/34
150 mm  150 mm/45 SK L/45 · 15 cm/48 KC/36 · 15 cm/55 SK C/28 · 15 cm/60 SK C/25
203 mm  20.3 cm/60 SK C/34
283 mm  283 mm/45 SK L/45 · 283 mm/52 SK C/28
305 mm  305 mm/50 SK L/50
  Foreign:
30 mm  AK-230 (USSR)
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)
100 mm  100 mm/55 MLE model 53 (France)

Britain naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mk.II · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark V · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon Mark 24 · Rh202
40 mm  2pdr QF Mk.IIc · 2pdr QF Mk.VIII · 2pdr Rolls Royce · QF Mark V · QF Mark VII · QF STAAG Mark II
47 mm  3 pdr QF Hotchkiss
57 mm  6pdr 7cwt QF Mk IIA
76 mm  3 inch 12pdr 12 cwt QF Mk.V · 3 inch/70 Mark 6 · 76 mm/45 QF 3in 20cwt HA Mark I · 76 mm/50 12pdr 18cwt QF Mark I · OQF 3in 20cwt
102 mm  4 inch/40 QF mark III · 4 in QF Mark V · 4 inch/45 Mark XVI · 4 inch/50 BL Mark VII · BL Mark IX
114 mm  4.5 inch/45 QF Mark IV · 4.5 inch/45 QF Mark V · 8cwt QF Mk I
120 mm  4.7 inch/45 Mk.XII
133 mm  5.25 inch/50 QF Mark I
152 mm  6 inch/45 BL Mark VII · 6 inch/45 BL Mark XII · 6 inch/50 BL Mark XXIII · 6 inch/50 QF Mark N5
190 mm  7.5 inch/45 BL Mk.VI
203 mm  8 inch/50 Mark VIII
305 mm  305 mm/45 Mark X · 12 inch/50 Mark XI
343 mm  13.5 inch/45 Mark 5(H) ·
  Foreign:
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 2 (USA)
76 mm  76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact (Italy)

Italy naval cannons
20 mm  20 mm/65 Breda · 20 mm/70 Oerlikon 3S · 20 mm/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini mod.1939
37 mm  37 mm/54 Breda Mod.32 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.38 · 37 mm/54 Breda Mod.39
40 mm  40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917 · 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917, Modif.1930 · 40 mm/70 Breda-Bofors type 107
65 mm  65 mm/64 Ansaldo-Terni Mod.1939
76 mm  76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1910 · 76 mm/40 Armstrong mod.1897/1912 · 76 mm/40 Ansaldo mod.1917 · 76 mm/62 OTO-Melara Compact
100 mm  100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1928 · 100 mm/47 O.T.O. Mod. 1937
120 mm  120 mm/45 Canet-Schneider-Armstrong mod.1918-19 · 120 mm/50 Armstrong model 1909 · 120 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1926 · 120 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1926 · 120 mm/50 O.T.O. Mod.1936
135 mm  135 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1938
152 mm  152/53 mm Ansaldo mod.1926 · 152/53 mm O.T.O. Mod.1929
203 mm  203 mm/50 Ansaldo mod.1924 · 203 mm/53 Ansaldo mod.1927
305 mm  305 mm/46 Armstrong model 1909
  Foreign:
20 mm  2 cm/65 Flakvierling 38 (Germany)
40 mm  Bofors L/60 Mark 3 (USA)