Centauro MGS

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Centauro MGS
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GarageImage Centauro MGS.jpg
Centauro MGS
AB RB SB
10.0 10.3 10.3
Research:390 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 020 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Centauro MGS is a rank VII Italian tank destroyer with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB) and 10.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Hull break
Low structural strength makes the vehicle susceptible to serious damage
LWS
Notifies about the vehicle's exposure to laser emissions
Armourfront / side / back
Hull20 / 15 / 15
Turret20 / 20 / 20
Crew4 people
Visibility136 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB120 / 44 km/h
RB and SB110 / 40 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
2 back
Weight27.0 t
Engine power
AB992 hp
RB and SB520 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB36.7 hp/t
RB and SB19.3 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 120 44 27 739 992 27.37 36.74
Realistic 110 40 460 520 17.04 19.26

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 700 → 2 733 Sl icon.png
RB3 800 → 6 110 Sl icon.png
SB2 960 → 4 759 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications470 700 Rp icon.png
440 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training290 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 020 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 100 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 140 / 150 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new wheels.png
Tires
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods new car suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
6 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement it.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
20 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods counterMeasures.png
LWS/LR
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
290 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics
Research:
31 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
27 000 Sl icon.png
470 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
28 000 Sl icon.png
480 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.
Thermal imager
Allows to see thermal radiation in the infrared range day and night

Main armament

120 mm OTO Melara 120/45 cannon
Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition33 rounds
First-order9 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 16°

Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibility of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: {{main|Name of the weapon}}. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.

120 mm OTO Melara 120/45 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 33 -6°/+16° ±180° Two-plane 25.20 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 17.00 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

Ammunition

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
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
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
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

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
33 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB machine gun
Ammunition1 080 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Vertical guidance-8° / 20°
Horizontal guidance-45° / 120°
Ammunition2 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Ammunition4 500 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Main article: M2HB (12.7 mm)
12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ ___ (___) ___ N/A N/A
7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ ___ (___) ___ N/A N/A
___ ___ (___) ___ -__°/+__° ±__°

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 120 mm APFSDS offers improved penetration and damage over the 105 mm gun
  • Extremely fast and mobile on road
  • Has night vision devices and generation 1 gunner thermals
  • Good turret traverse speed
  • Smoke grenades cover player when there is danger
  • 12.7 mm MG is effective against similar light vehicles/helicopters

Cons:

  • Little to no protection against most projectiles
  • Hullbreakable by chemical and armour-piercing rounds
  • Tall and long
  • Very sluggish in muddy, snowy or sandy terrains
  • Rearward turret placement, sometimes frontal hull is exposed while turret is still behind cover
  • Only -6 degrees gun depression

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


Italy tank destroyers
M41  75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 90/53 M41M
M42  75/34 M42
M43  105/25 M43 · M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43
Wheeled  Breda 501
Other  L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40
Post-War  Centauro · Centauro ROMOR · Centauro MGS
America  ▄M18 · M36B1 · M113A1 (TOW)