FIAT 6614

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PRE-ORDER | RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
FIAT 6614 (M40A1)
it_fiat_6614_106sr.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.3/6.3/6.3BR
4 peopleCrew
62 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
8 / 8 / 8Hull
8 / 8 / 8Turret
Mobility
8.5 tWeight
277 hp145 hpEngine power
32.6 hp/t17.1 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
112 km/h forward
22 km/h back
100 km/h forward
20 km/h back
Speed
Armament
106 mm Recoilless Rifle Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1Main weapon
17 roundsAmmunition
10 / 13 sReload
-10° / 12°Vertical guidance
-360° / 360°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm M80 machine gunCoaxial weapon
120 roundsAmmunition
2.5 / 3.2 sReload
5 roundsBelt capacity
300 shots/minFire rate
Economy
63000 Rp icon.pngResearch
210000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3800 / 5517/3970 / 5764/3780 / 5488Repair
61000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
210000 Sl icon.pngExperts
800 Ge icon.pngAces
172 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
160 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png100 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage FIAT 6614.jpg


The FIAT 6614 (M40A1) is a rank IV Italian light tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

The FIAT 6614 has almost no armour, like other vehicles in the Italian tree, and with that very low survivability. Anything that hits a side shot will knock out at least one crew member, while a frontal or rear shot will incapacitate a minimum of 3 crew, enough to take the player back to the hangar.

The average effective thickness changes depending on where the FIAT 6614 is shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20mm thick, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9 mm of armour between a machine gun round and the driver. While a 7.62 mm round will only penetrate at close range, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun round will only fail to penetrate that window at over a kilometre away. Considering the car's most valuable advantage is its ability to get to good positions fast, an incapacitated driver will ruin the FIAT 6614's chances in the match.

The side's obvious weak spots are the grills near the front that are only 5mm thick. Considering that the vehicle has a hexagon-shaped cross-section if sliced from left to right, the upper plate of the slanted side offers 9 mm of protection after the grill and 10-12mm around and in front of the grill. The lower side plate gives a whole new world of armour with a minimum thickness of 10mm everywhere, which means at least the 7.62 mm machine guns can't penetrate the car through there. The doors have the same thickness as the rest of the sides.

On the back, there's one slanted plate that is 8 mm at the top which increases to 14 at the bottom. Again, like the sides, the door doesn't have a different thickness

Also, the gun is very easy to disable as it has a maximum effective thickness of 88 mm, which all tanks at this BR will be able to penetrate and disable in one shot.

Mobility

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 8.5 225 277 26.47 32.59
Realistic 100 20 128 145 15.06 17.06

The FIAT 6614's mobility is very good. The fastest speeds it can reach will depend on the terrain: on a track like the ones on Sinai, the FIAT 6614 can easily reach 60 or 70 km/h, and driving on an actual road or going downhill it will reach the 80's or 90's; but on a grassy field, it may only reach up to 45 km/h. Due to the FIAT 6614 being a wheeled car, going through sand, snow or a small uphill will trickle away its speed. The wheeled construction means the FIAT also cannot neutral steer, but it does have a small turning circle (tank-sized) and it can turn in this circle at 23 km/h.

When reversing the FIAT 6614 has good acceleration as well, reaching -10 km/h after about 3 seconds and will get to -20 by the fourth second.

Armaments

Main armament

106 mm Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 17 -10°/+12° ±360° N/A 9.5 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 5.9 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
M344A1 HEAT 433 433 433 433 433 433
M361A1 HESH 152 152 152 152 152 152
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%
M344A1 HEAT 502 10 0 0.5 1,650 65° 72° 77°
M361A1 HESH 498 10 0.4 0.1 5,040 73° 75° 80°

Ammo racks

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

Machine guns

Main article: M80 (12.7 mm)

The M80 machine gun is your standard .50 cal, except for the fact that its clip size is extremely small, making it not very effective against light armored vehicles, and aircraft. However, the velocity of the ammo is similar to the main armament, allowing it to work as a quick and short distance rangefinder before you fire.

12.7 mm M80
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 120 (5) 300 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The FIAT is a light tank destroyer with extremely potent anti-tank grenades that is almost guaranteed to slice through any armored foe. Never put yourself on the front lines as your armor is not up to the task of taking on anything heavier then .30 caliber machine guns, however, striking from the shadows is the best option. Due to the excellent penetration of the anti tank grenades, this tank destroyer is best played pointing and shooting at the target, not minding weak spots.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tires Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Airstrike
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support Improved optics Smoke grenade

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 106 mm HESH is enough to one-shot most enemy vehicles, aside from some heavy tanks
  • 360-degree turret transverse
  • Fast on road
  • Small target, easy to hide
  • Can swim

Cons:

  • Very thin armour, 12.7 mm can penetrate it frontally
  • Bad off-road speed
  • Cupola blocks turret elevation when traversing the turret

History

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Media

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Videos

See also

Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

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Italy light tanks
  L6/40 · AB 41 · AB 43 · AUBL/74 · AUBL/74 HVG · FIAT 6614 · R3 T106 FA
Foreign  ▄M3A3 · ▄M24