Ariete PSO

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C1 Ariete PSO
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
88 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
110 / 65 / 20Hull
140 / 60 / 20Turret
53.8 tWeight
2480 hp1300 hpEngine power
46.1 hp/t24.2 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
73 km/h forward
35 km/h back
65 km/h forward
31 km/h back
120 mm OTO Breda 120/44 cannonMain weapon
42 roundsAmmunition
15 roundsFirst-order
6 / 7.8 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
4500 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
4000 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
1200 shots/minFire rate
400000 Rp icon.pngResearch
1030000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png6600 / 10784/8300 / 13562/5900 / 9640Repair
300000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1030000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2100 Ge icon.pngAces
238 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian medium tank Ariete PSO. For other versions, see Ariete (Family).


GarageImage Ariete PSO.jpg

The C1 Ariete PSO is a rank VII Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Survivability and armour

The Ariete PSO's armour can withstand some 105mm APFSDS shells, though the turret can resist some high ranking HEAT-FS shells as well. Though the composite side skirts does not provide much protection against kinetic shells, it does affect HEAT-FS shells in that even if one penetrates, the penetrating projectile does not travel as far into the tank and so reduces the overall damage to the tank (outside of direct hits to the ammunition racks).

A common weak point on the Ariete PSO from the front is the gun mantlet, as some shots may go through the armour and damage the gun breech and/or the crew. When dealing with a shell that can penetrate, the Ariete PSO's left side (right when facing directly at the Ariete) has three ammo racks lined up with each other, and so a frontal penetration at that side of the Ariete has a high chance of detonating these rack, or a shot at the Ariete's left side.

Under normal circumstance however, the Ariete PSO's four crew members make it a relatively survivable tank to drive, as the common knock-out of the gunner and commander with a penetration through the turret will leave just two (loader and driver), allowing the Ariete PSO to withdraw and continue fighting at the expense of a longer reload time.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock AoA Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 73 35 53 0.8 1761 2480 33.23 46.1
Realistic 65 31 1150 1300 21.7 24.16

The top speed is similar to other tanks, but the acceleration is bad so take this into consideration with tactical mobility. While the Ariete can't turn well at low speeds, it does have a good neutral turning speed on the spot.


Main armament

The armament of the Ariete PSO tank is one of the greatest in the game , with a large amount of penetration in each single armour-piercing shell. Their performances line-up with other 120 mm guns in other tanks like the Leopard, and so it should be able to deal with the majority of the top-ranking vehicles with consideration of armour weak points and vulnerabilities.

120 mm OTO Breda 120/44 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 42 -10°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 38.1 __.__ __.__ __.__ 75.0 7.8 _.__ _.__ 6.0
Realistic 23.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ 40.0


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
DM12A1 HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
DM33 APFSDS 481 478 470 461 450 440
CL3143 APFSDS 625 622 613 601 588 575
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
DM12A1 HEATFS 1,140 13.5 0.0 0.1 2,150 65° 72° 77°
DM33 APFSDS 1,640 4.3 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
CL3143 APFSDS 1,705 4.3 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
42 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) No

Machine guns

7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,500 (200) 1,200 ±5° N/A
Commander's cupola 2,000 (200) 1,200 -8°/+60° ±120°
Loader's cupola 2,000 (200) 1,200 -8°/+60° ±120°

Usage in battles

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Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive DM33
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire LWS/LR Smoke grenade
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism NVD
IV Transmission Engine PSO Tipo 2 Artillery Support CL3143

Pros and cons


  • Powerful OTO Breda 120/44 cannon
  • Currently shares the best APFSDS round with the regular Ariete
  • Turret armour gives crew good survivability


  • Mobility is not as good as other top tier tanks
  • Weak lower glacis


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See also

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Italy medium tanks
M11/39  M11/39
M13/40  M13/40 (I) · M13/40 (II) · M13/40 (III)
M14/41  M14/41 · M14/41 (47/40)
M15/42  M15/42
P26/40  P40 · P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
OF-40  OF-40 · OF-40 Mk.2A · OF-40 (MTCA)
Ariete  Ariete (P) · Ariete · Ariete PSO
Foreign  ▄M4 Hybrid · M4 Tipo IC · ▄Sherman Vc · ▄M4A4
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"