M14/41

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RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41
it_m14_41.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.7/1.7/1.7BR
4 peopleCrew
82 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
30 / 25 / 25Hull
45 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
14.5 tWeight
305 hp160 hpEngine power
21 hp/t11 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
38 km/h forward
6 km/h back
34 km/h forward
6 km/h back
Speed
Armament
47 mm 47/32 mod.35 cannonMain weapon
87 roundsAmmunition
2.9 / 3.8 sReload
-15° / 25°Vertical guidance
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunMachinegun
1524 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunCoaxial weapon
1524 roundsAmmunition
8 / 10.4 sReload
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png790 / 1016/690 / 888/610 / 785Repair
1800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
106 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
50 % Sl icon.png40 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M14 41.jpg


The Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41 (shortened as M14/41) is a Rank I Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (turret front)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 30 mm (12°) Upper plate
50 mm (12°) Driver view port
25 mm (80°) Front glacis
30 mm (15°) Lower plate
25 mm
30 mm (9-12°) MG bulge
25 mm Upper part
27 mm (21°) Lower part
25 mm (10°) Front glacis
25 mm Centre section
8 mm (15°) Rear section - Engine
5 mm (8°) Rear section - Radiator vents
Turret 30 + 40 mm (cylindrical) Turret front
45 mm (13°) Turret frame
50 mm Turret ring
25 mm
50 mm Turret ring
25 mm
50 mm Turret ring
15 mm (5°)

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick and bogies 10 mm thick.
  • Tank's belly is 14 mm thick
  • Mudguards are 4 mm thick.

The M14/41 offers quite good armour and survivability for a rank I vehicle. The turret can block some distant shots with its 45 mm front and the sharp edges around the mantlet may ricochet some rounds. The upper glacis is almost impenetrable from the front due to the sharp angle. The most obvious weak spot is drivers vision slit and the side armour is lacklustre with 25 mm and no slopes. Placement of the crew is very good for the size of the tank, AP shots will often hit only one crew member due to the spacing and the driver and machine gunner sit very low behind the transmission.

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 38 6 14.5 248 305 17.1 21.03
Realistic 34 6 142 160 9.79 11.03

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 47/32 mod.35 (47 mm)
47 mm 47/32 mod.35 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 87 -15°/+25° ±180° N/A 13.33 18.45 22.40 24.77 26.35 3.77 3.33 3.07 2.90
Realistic 8.33 9.80 11.90 13.16 14.00

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
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 55 52 41 30 22 17
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 54 52 46 39 33 29
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%
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 630 1.5 1.2 9 30 47° 60° 65°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 630 1.44 1.2 9 30 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the M14/41
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
87 79 (+8) 54 (+33) (+86) Yes

Turret empty: 54 (+33)


Machine guns

Main article: Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)

Although the pintle-mounted machine gun cannot traverse independently of the turret on the horizontal, it's limited vertical traverse can make it useful against unprotected enemy crew as well as incoming aircrafts. The coaxial-mounted machine gun is hard to use for anything, as it's limited by the traverse of the main gun.

8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Mount Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Rate of fire
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Coaxial 1,524 (24) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle 1,524 (24) 600 -10°/+20° N/A

Usage in battles

In an RB battle, the M14/41 functions very similarly to the reserve M13/40 (III) tank, due to the fact that the two are (essentially) the same vehicle, with the M14/41 simply boasting a more powerful engine and sitting at a higher battle rating. The M14/41 features very thick armour for its rank, especially around the turret, where the angled 25 mm thick armour will often bounce rounds consistently, and the 30 mm frontal armour is not to be underestimated. Combined with a rather well spaced crew of 4, the M14/41 boasts a suprising amount of durability. This very well-protected tank, of course, has a very crucial weakpoint: A massive 30 mm flat plate on the direct front of the tank. A hit through this plate will often kill the driver and, more likely than not, the crucial gunner that sits behind him (and sometimes the commander as well, which will kill the tank). To avoid this, you can attempt to hide your flat plate in an engagement from the front by angling your tank about 30 degrees to the left, which will have your much more angled and durable machinegun port face your enemy, reducing the chance that you will be shot through your flat plate.

With a top speed of 33 km/h, the M14/41 is not exactly a fast tank, but not a slow one either. Its speed limits its opportunities as a flanker, but with its aforementioned very durable armour and its very solid 47 mm gun, the M14/41 makes a very solid frontline brawler tank. When shooting from range, try to use your insane 15 degrees of gun depression to hide the rather vulnerable hull of your tank. When playing the M14/41, it is imperative to always check for flankers. Most enemy tanks at this BR usually move very fast and have quite powerful guns and small profiles. Make sure to listen for engine sounds and to check your sides and rear often. Your turret doesn't turn all too fast and your sides consist of flat 25 mm plates. All an M22 or Stuart needs to do is hit you there once and your crew will be dead before you realise what hit you. Keep your eyes open, and if you see something, make sure to rotate your hull; pivot turning in the M14/41 will always be faster than turning your turret.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Granata Perforante mod.39
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very well armoured
  • Very decent gun
  • -15 degrees of gun depression
  • Rather well-spaced crew
  • Decent reload

Cons:

  • Giant flat plate on the front provides a massive weakspot
  • Low-capacity MGs
  • Mediocre mobility
  • Slow turret traverse

History

After the extensive use in Yugoslavia, Greece and North Africa uncovered numerous mechanical and reliability problems with the M13/40 tank, Italian engineers set out to address these issues. Instead of developing a whole new vehicle which would replace the flawed M13/40, engineers at Fiat-Ansaldo decided to instead further develop and improve the M13/40's design and solve the various issues along the way. As a result, the new M14/41 was developed. Closely resembling its predecessor, the M14/41 was hard to distinguish from its predecessor as most of the changes and improvements were made to the vehicle’s internals. Improvements included a new, slightly more powerful engine and transmission, improved air filters and electrics as well as several other changes. Production was quickly approved and began in August 1941, with existing M13/40 hulls simply being upgraded to the M14/41 standard. The first units arrived to frontline troops in North Africa by the end of the year, but only saw limited service in that theatre. The M14/41 was produced for only a short period of time, but close to 700 units were made.

- From Devblog

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
Vehicles equipped with the same gun
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links


Italy medium tanks
M11/39  M11/39
M13/40  M13/40 (I) · M13/40 (II) · M13/40 (III)
M14/41  M14/41 · M14/41 (47/40)
M15/42  M15/42
P26/40  P40 · P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
OF-40  OF-40 · OF-40 Mk.2A · OF-40 (MTCA)
Ariete  Ariete (P) · Ariete · Ariete PSO
Foreign  ▄M4 Hybrid · M4 Tipo IC · ▄Sherman Vc · ▄M4A4
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"