M113A1 (TOW)

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OTO Melara VTC M113A1 TOW
it_m113a1_tow.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.3/8.3/8.3BR
5 peopleCrew
Mobility
11.2 tWeight
3 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
BGM-71B TOW ATGMWeapon 1
10 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 10°Vertical guidance
-45° / 45°Horizontal guidance
299 m/sFlight speed
6 500 mRange
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunWeapon 2
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 50°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
Economy
210 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
550 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 700 / 4 532/2 390 / 2 927/2 370 / 2 903Repair
160 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
550 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage M113A1 (TOW).jpg


The OTO Melara VTC M113A1 TOW is a Rank V Italy tank destroyer with a battle rating of 8.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

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Armaments

Main armament

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Machine guns

The single 12.7 mm machine gun can be effective when fighting against open-topped vehicles or to cause some confusion to your enemies as you reload your vehicle. At your battle rating, all you can do against air vehicles is keep helicopters from getting too comfy, the rest should be left to the designated anti-air vehicles.

Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • The obscene lack of armour makes it possible for over penetration (combined side armour amounts to less than the shell detonation value)

Cons:

  • Extremely vulnerable against anything better than a standard machine gun

History

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Media

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Read also

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Sources

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Italy tank destroyers
Casemate  L3/33 CC · 47/32 L40 · 75/18 M41 · 75/32 M41 · 75/34 M42 · 90/53 M41M · 105/25 M43 · 105/25 M43 "G.C.Leoncello" · 75/34 M43 · 75/46 M43
Centauro  Centauro · Centauro ROMOR
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