Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914 (100 mm)

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

While it is a cannon from 1914, it may seem weird that it comes with HESH. In reality, it's a flawed HEAT charge that has a poor fuze that would bend & mold the soft metal without fuzing and directly detonate the explosive matter the moment it impacts the target, acting as HESH without the chemical effect.

Available ammunition

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
Granata da 100 Mod.32 HE 27 27 27 27 27 27
Granata da 100 Mod.914 AC 47 46 43 40 38 35
Effetto Pronto da 100 HESH 75 75 75 75 75 75
Effetto Pronto mod.43 HEAT 110 110 110 110 110 110
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
0% 50% 100%
Granata da 100 Mod.32 HE 399 13.49 0 0.1 2.22 79° 80° 81°
Granata da 100 Mod.914 AC 370 16 1.2 19 1.55 47° 60° 65°
Effetto Pronto da 100 HESH 399 10.45 0.1 4 2.11 73° 77° 80°
Effetto Pronto mod.43 HEAT 431 12.5 0.05 0.1 1.54 62° 69° 73°

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914 is a howitzer and thus is difficult to learn to master. It has the benefit of being able to knock out most vehicles at its rank. Care should be taken not to aim at gun barrels, because these will reduce the lethality of the impact of the shell unless the target is open-topped, in which case such an impact will not likely matter. Aim your shells at locations in which the enemy crew or shells will take the most damage, resulting in an instant knock-out.

In the tank destroyer role the Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914 will usually have a slow rate of fire, so care should be taken to max out the reloading and leadership skills, as well as ace status to ensure the reload time is as short as possible. The arcing trajectory means that it is uniquely suited to go after tanks in the hull down position, and can even be used to provide indirect fire for your team, though this will require extensive practice.

Pros and cons


  • Powerful shells that will critically damage or outright knock out tanks
  • Arcing trajectory can be used to put down fire on tanks in hull down positions
  • Access to a HESH shell at rank I


  • Long reload time
  • Howitzer behaves differently than cannon; more difficult to learn drop
  • Large size makes it easy to damage


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See also

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External links

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Italy tank cannons
20 mm  Breda Mod.35 · Fucile Controcarri S Mod.39
25 mm  Oerlikon KBA B02
30 mm  Bushmaster 2 Mk.44
37 mm  Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18
40 mm  37/42M
47 mm  47/32 mod.35 · 47/32 mod.39 · 47/40 mod.38
60 mm  Cannone da 60/70 · OTO HVG
75 mm  41.M · 43.M · 75/18 mod.34 · 75/32 mod.37 · 75/34 mod.39 · Ansaldo 75 L/34 · OTO 75/43 mod.40
90 mm  90/53 mod.41 · Cannone da 90/50 M3A1 · Cockerill Mk.3
100 mm  Cannone da 100/17 Mod.1914
105 mm  Cannone Ansaldo da 105/25 · OTO Melara 105/52 · OTO Melara 105/55
106 mm  Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1
120 mm  OTO Breda 120/44 · OTO Melara 120/45
37 mm  M6 (USA)
75 mm  KwK37 (Germany) · KwK40 L48 (Germany) · M3 (USA) · M6 (USA) · StuK40 L48 (Germany)
76 mm  M1 (USA) · QF 17-pounder (Britain)
90 mm  M3 (USA)
105 mm  L7A3 (Germany) · M68 (USA)