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This page is about the premium Italian light tank AUBL/74 HVG. For the regular version, see AUBL/74.
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The FIAT AUBL/74 60/70M (AUBL/74 HVG) is a premium gift rank V Italian light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy" as a reward for the 2019 Operation H.E.A.T event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 / 8 / 8
Turret15 / 8 / 8
Crew3 people
Visibility69 %

Armour Type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
  • Wheel (tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 8 mm (74°) Upper Glacis
8 mm (29-36°) Driver viewport glacis
8 mm (44°) Lower Glacis
8 mm (36-46°) Top
5 mm (39°) Engine vents
8 mm (22-30°) Bottom
8 mm Wheelwells
8 mm (11°) Upper plate
8 mm (44°) Lower glacis
8 mm (16°) Front glacis
8 mm (spherical) Driver hatch
8 mm
8 mm (4°) Rear
Turret 15 mm (24°) Turret front
8 mm (13°) Turret Cheeks
15 mm (8-50°) Gun Mantlet
8 mm (34°)
15 mm (cylindrical) Cupola well
8 mm (68-72°) Turret underside
8 mm (12°) 8 mm (85°) Front
8 mm Centre & Rear
Cupola 15 mm (cylindrical) 8 mm


  • The tires are 10 mm thick and the suspension rods are 1 mm thick.
  • The side engine grilles are only 5 mm thick, so make sure to protect those weak points.
  • There is an engine grille on the roof which is also only 5 mm thick. A weak point planes might look to take advantage of.
  • A tightly spaced crew of three makes it easily taken out by machine guns and autocannons.


The design allows you to swim and control movement in the water
Speedforward / back
AB112 / 22 km/h
RB and SB100 / 20 km/h
Number of gears10 forward
2 back
Weight8.7 t
Engine power
AB305 hp
RB and SB160 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.1 hp/t
RB and SB18.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 112 22 8.7 248 305 28.51 35.06
Realistic 100 20 142 160 16.32 18.39

The AUBL/74's mobility is great. It can reach up to 100 km/h, with an average speed off-road of 46-56 km/h. It retains nice control over manoeuvrability even at high speeds. However, mobility really suffers on snow or mud and severely hampers your speed. The AUBL/74 HVG also has amphibious capabilities, although speed in the water is limited to around 4 km/h.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB2 490 Sl icon.png
RB2 887 Sl icon.png
SB3 647 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts550 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 600 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 120 / 170 / 210 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Brake System
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Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
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Improved FPE
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Crew Replenishment
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism
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Artillery Support
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Improved optics


Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition38 rounds
First-order13 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 27°
Main article: OTO HVG (60 mm)
60 mm OTO HVG Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 38 -6°/+27° ±180° Two-plane 28.56 39.53 48.00 53.08 56.47 7.80 6.90 6.36 6.00
Realistic 17.85 21.00 25.50 28.20 30.00


M300: This will be your default ammunition option, and realistically the only ammunition worth using. This round has decent penetration and is effective against angled armour, but it may face difficulty penetrating heavily armoured targets. Due to its small post-penetration damage, it is necessary to aim for important crew and modules.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M300 APFSDS 249 246 240 231 222 213
OTO HE HE 17 17 15 13 11 11
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
M300 APFSDS 1,620 0.87 - - - 78° 80° 81°
OTO HE HE 1,000 3.07 0.4 0.1 765 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the AUBL/74 HVG
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
38 14 (+24) 10 (+28) (+37) No
  • Racks 2 & 3 are first-stage ammo racks

Machine guns

Ammunition800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate801 shots/min
Ammunition1 600 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 001 shots/min
7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 800 (200) 801 N/A N/A
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,600 (200) 600 -8°/+20° ±120°

Usage in battles

For the AUBL/74, it is recommended you play in ground realistic battles. This vehicle should be played as either a Scout, Flanker or a Sniper. Use your mobility to relocate from one sniper position to another. Never brawl unless you have to. Due to the highly mobile platform (FIAT 6616), your mobility is one of the best in its class. Use your mobility to get to a good attack position early in the game to launch a surprise attack from the side. Use the terrain and obstruction to hide from enemy. Use the "free-look" button ("C" by default) to look around frequently to learn the situation around you. Make sure nobody is looking at your way before you poke out and fire. As a light tank, you also have the ability to scout enemy players; allowing you to gather intel on the positions of the enemy team, as well as earn points for each vehicle destroyed via your intel alongside assist credit. It's important to note that the AUBL/74 trades armour for mobility and you don't have any armour on this vehicle. With only 8 mm of armour on the front of the hull, the armour on this vehicle won't even stop high-calibre machine gun fire at mid-range. Don't even think about surviving a hit, it's impossible unless it's a sub-calibre APDS or APFSDS round in which case it may pass straight through the vehicle without inflicting any damage. You'll also be at the mercy of artillery, and due to pressure damage you will die very quickly to artillery. Another issue you'll encounter is enemy aircraft, most of their suspended armament and even at times their main cannons or heavy machine guns will take you out with ease. Again, try to keep moving positions or utilize cover, where enemy aircraft have no way of damaging your vehicle. The main armament on this vehicle is a 60 mm HVG cannon made by OTO Melara. It can fire two types of rounds, APFSDS and HE. The HE shell is useless due to the small explosive mass. The only shell you will use is M300 APFSDS shell. It will penetrate 249 mm of armour at close range, fairly decent as a light tank but not enough to penetrate the front of some heavy tanks. Due to the small diameter, the post-penetration damage it inflicts is limited. Try to launch attacks from the side or rear of the target, and aim for important modules first like the gunner or cannon breech. You might not get a one shot kill but you will divert the opponents' attention away from your teammates. The cannon is two-plane stabilized which gives you an advantage to shoot first as a light tank.

Pros and cons


  • High engine HP/weight ratio and amazing top speed
  • Perfect mobility on roads and urban environments
  • Decent speed on plain fields, enough to keep up with light tanks
  • Easy to control even at high speeds
  • A rather small size vehicle, difficult to target and easy to hide
  • Smoke grenade launchers located on the turret, a player can choose which side of the tank to cover
  • Has an anti-aircraft light machine gun
  • Decent armament for a light tank: acceptable rate of fire and penetration plus near-perfect accuracy using APFSDS
  • APFSDS rounds have excellent angled penetration, very useful against targets such as the Strv 103s
  • Two-plane stabilizer allows accurate fire on the move
  • Has premium status, granting increased RP & SL
  • Can navigate water features
  • Outfitted with night vision devices


  • Stabilizer only works up to 75 km/h
  • Horrible mobility in shallow water and snow results in heavy dependence on roads
  • The main gun, while accurate, has a low calibre of 60 mm, more than one shot is often required to take out an enemy tank
  • Small crew of three
  • Next to no armour, vulnerable even to light machine gunfire
  • Easily taken out by SPAA and other light tanks
  • Driver's view ports greatly limit the gun depression on front-right of the tank
  • All six smoke grenades are launched at once
  • While swimming, it can only go around 4-5 km/h
  • Does not have thermal vision capabilities


The story of the AUBL HVG begins during the Cold War. The AUBL, also known as the Fiat 6616, was a joint venture between Fiat and OTO Melara. After the Second World War, Italy learned the need for light armoured and armed vehicles. After having built the Fiat 6614, OTO Melara experimented by seeing how adding a cannon would do for the vehicle, with also the main focus being for the Fiat 6616 to carry heavier armament for the armoured platoons of the mobile battalions. After several alterations the first prototype was built in 1972, and with many minor improvements, Italy would decide to buy 50 for the Carabinieri (Military Police). It officially entered service in 1975 with a total of 185 units produced. The Fiat 6616 was a great light vehicle that would be able to reach high speeds of 100 km/h if on the right terrain. After Italy had bought theirs, it was decided that the next course of action was to put it on the market, and countries such as Peru and Somalia showed interest and acquired the vehicle. Those countries actually used it in combat, specifically the Somalians. One of the many upsides of the Fiat 6616 was the ability of it being able to travel submerged underwater, increasing its versatility. It was able to fit many different types of armaments, such as a 20 mm Rheinmetall Mk.20 Rh 202 gun, a 60 mm OTO-Breda T60 quick firing HVG, French made HS90, FV101 turret, and also a 90 mm Cockerill Mk.3 cannon. Other equipment that could also be installed came in the form of a unique flare dispenser which would be used for crowd dispersal; many different types of ATGMs such as Milan, MAPAT and TOW, and for export purposes, the Peruvian version would mount an HJ-73C Chinese made ATGM. After having a very extensive service record (Libya safekeeping, Lebanon UN safekeeping, protecting places of high interest in Italy) it was put out of service, now only some remain as static displays or are in storage inside Italy; however as previously mentioned some of the countries that acquired them still use them to this day. The AUBL/74 HVG was first seen in 1989, in the form of 1 singular prototype known. The AUBL/74 HVG would not be picked up by the Italian army nor anyone from the export market, although it could fire OTO-HE and MECAR APFSDS-T (which could penetrate up to 130 mm at 60 degrees from 1,500 m), which allowed it to be a great reconnaissance vehicle for the time, the project didn't continue and OTO Melara continued to experiment on the vehicle by adding more and more diverse armaments in the hopes more nations would acquire it.



See also

Vehicles in the same family
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.

Italy light tanks
L6/40  L6/40 · L6/40 (31 Rgt.)
M11/39  M11/39
Autoblindo  AB 41 · AB 43
Fiat 6614/6616  FIAT 6614 · AUBL/74 · AUBL/74 HVG
R3 Capraia  R3 T106 FA
Centauro  Centauro I 105 · Centauro I 105 R · Centauro I 120 · Centauro RGO · VRCC
Freccia  VBC (PT2) · Freccia
Dardo  Dardo · VCC-80/60 · VCC-80/30
Other  C13 T90
USA  ▄M3A3 · ▄M24 · ▄M18
WWII  Csaba · Toldi IIA
Post  ◔BTR-80A · KF41

Italy premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  L6/40 (31 Rgt.) · Toldi IIA · AUBL/74 HVG · VRCC · Centauro RGO
Medium tanks  M13/40 (II) · Turan II · M14/41 (47/40) · Celere Sahariano · P40 "G.C. Leoncello" · ▄Sherman I Composito · ▄Pz.IV G
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete" · OF-40 (MTCA)
Heavy tanks  Tigris
Tank destroyers  Breda 90/53 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · Zrinyi I