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The Fiat-Ansaldo M11/39 is a rank I Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
Survivability and armour
This vehicle is what you would expect for an early war vehicle, the armour is easily penetrated, however, it can bounce some French shots. Usually, the enemy will attempt to shoot at the turret to disable the gun, but the gun is on the hull so you can maybe survive the first shot.
Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.
|37 mm Vickers-Terni 37/40 mod.18|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Granata Perforante da 37||APHE||38||35||25||17||11||7|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Granata Perforante da 37||APHE||640||0.7||1.3||15||23||°||47°||60°||65°|
|84||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||XX (+XX)||No|
|8 mm Breda Mod. 38|
|Commander's cupola mount (x2)|
|Capacity (Belt capacity)|| Fire rate
| Horizontal |
Usage in battles
Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Pros and cons
- High power zoom of 8x-16.1x with the scope
- 2 machine guns available for use
- 39° per second machine gun turret traverse, makes for a fairly good anti-aircraft gun
- Decent gun against the expected opponents
- Low muzzle velocity makes for good aiming training
- Armament penetration stats are overall inadequate
- 4.1 s reload time is a downgrade from the previous vehicle
- Slow muzzle velocity needs some time to get used to (especially realistic battles)
- Relatively underpowered engine compared to contemporaries
This pre-war design was intended to be the standard Italian medium tank, equipping medium tank battalions in the armoured divisions. However, the positioning of the medium-velocity 37mm main armament in a limited-traverse hull mounting was short-sighted and quickly lost favour. The tank had no radio. Only 100 were built before Italy moved on to the M13/40. Twenty-four served, in 4-tank platoons, with the Medium Special Tank Company (Compagnia Speciale Carri M) in the East African Armored Task Force in Italian East Africa until the Italians there were defeated in June 1941. Another 70 were deployed with the 1st and 2nd Medium Tank Battalions, which deployed to Libya in summer, 1940, and were all either destroyed or captured by British forces by early February 1941.
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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 chassis||M4 Tipo IC · M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"|