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|This page is about the Italian medium tank Ariete PSO. For other versions, see Ariete (Family).|
The C1 Ariete PSO is a rank VII Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 10.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
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)|
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.
The armament of the Ariete PSO tank is one of the greatest in the game of 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)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
|42||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||__ (+__)||No|
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|7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59|
| Rate of fire
|Commander's cupola||2,000 (200)||1,200||-8°/+20°||±120°|
|Loader's cupola||2,000 (200)||1,200||-8°/+20°||±120°|
Usage in battles
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|II||Suspension||Brake System||FPE||Adjustment of Fire|
|III||Filters||Crew Replenishment||Elevation Mechanism||Smoke grenade||NVD|
|IV||Transmission||Engine||PSO Tipo 2||Artillery Support||CL3143||Laser rangefinder|
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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|Italy medium tanks|
|Carro Armato||M11/39 · M13/40 (I) · M13/40 (II) · M13/40 (III) · M14/41 · M15/42|
|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"|