M14/41 (47/40)

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Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41 (47/40)
it_m14_41_47_40.png
BUY
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.3/2.3/2.3BR
4 peopleCrew
82 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
50 / 25 / 25Hull
45 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
14.6 tWeight
238 hp125 hpEngine power
16 hp/t9 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
37 km/h forward
5 km/h back
33 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
47 mm 47/40 mod.38 cannonMain weapon
87 roundsAmmunition
2.9 / 3.8 sReload
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
13.2 mm Breda Mod.31 machine gunMachinegun
300 roundsAmmunition
3.0 / 3.9 sReload
30 roundsBelt capacity
450 shots/minFire rate
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
-10° / 10°Horizontal guidance
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunCoaxial weapon
2 424 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunMachinegun
288 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
700 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png780/1 100/840Repair
2 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
15 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
110 Ge icon.pngAces
112 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
80 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png60 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage M14-41 (47-40).jpg


The Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41 (47/40) is a premium rank II Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Regia Marina". This tank is a one-off modification of the in-tree M14/41 with the 13.2mm hull-mounted coaxial machine-gun, which can be useful, but it is purely situational.

General info

Survivability and armour

The M14/41 (47/40) offers decent armour protection and survivability for a rank II tank, but it has to be played carefully. The turret can block some shells with its 45 mm front, and the mantlet can ricochet some rounds, but due to the rank increase, it will be more and more challenging to rely on your armour alone. The upper glacis can be penetrated, but some sharp angles can occasionally save you. The most obvious weak spot is the driver's vision slot and the side armour, which is only 25 mm unsloped. Spacing between the crew members will save you, but if shots penetrate, it won't be easy to recover. The driver and machine gunner sit behind the transmission, which can increase their chances of survival.

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

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 37 5 14.6 194 238 13.29 16.3
Realistic 33 5 111 125 7.6 8.56

The mobility of this tank (and also the M14/41) is not great, but not terrible, either. The player won't be the first one at the capture point, but won't be the last either. There is no neutral steering, so the tank will take a moment to turn around.

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 47/40 mod.38 (47 mm)

This tank fields a standard-issue Italian 47 mm cannon, which can be found on the non-premium M14/41 as well. As with all low to mid-tier Italian guns, this 47 mm features a good selection of shells. The APBC offers excellent penetration and after effect capabilities, which will always reward the player who can find weak spots on the enemy tanks.

47 mm 47/40 mod.38 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 87 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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 mod.35 HE 5 5 5 5 5 5
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 69 67 59 51 43 37
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 mod.35 HE 364 2.37 2.0 0.1 150 79° 80° 81°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 755 1.44 1.2 9.0 30 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

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

Machine guns

The selling point of this tank is a hull-mounted 13.2 mm Breda Mod.31 heavy machine gun. While it is up in the bracket with the other high calibre machine guns, this heavy machine gun lags behind in battle conditions. It will become unusable the moment the tank loses the co-driver/radio operator. Since it is hull-mounted, its traverse and firing angles are decent, but not perfect and it can still damage open-top vehicles and pick off enemy crew members one by one.

13.2 mm Breda Mod.31
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Hull 300 (30) 450 -8°/+20° ±10°

The 8 mm Breda Mod. 38 is a standard Italian roof-mounted machine gun that acts similarly to other low calibre guns. It is useful against low flying planes and can be used to mark targets for your allies.

8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,424 (24) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle 288 (24) 600 -__°/+__° N/A

Usage in battles

This tank plays precisely like its in-tree brother, but it is a premium, so it will reward players who know what they are doing. The decent mobility and gun will carry you through most battles, and the armour can save you in some instances, especially if angled properly. The spaced out crew compartment will ensure your survival, and it is advised to use the 13.2 mm Breda to do some damage or knock out fences and small trees.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Plays like the M14/41, so the player should be familiar with the low tier Italian tank play style
  • 13.2 mm heavy machine gun is decent, but won't break any records
  • Average mobility and armour, just like M14/41.
  • Good silver lion grinder.

Cons:

  • 13.2 mm heavy machine gun becomes inoperable the moment co-driver leaves his position.
  • Decent armour, but if not angled, other tanks will be able to knock it out with ease.
  • Narrow tracks will slow the tank down on loose terrain,

History

M41 Carro Comando (An M41 Self-Propelled Command Tank)

Historically, this is rather a different vehicle than in-game. The only variant of the M14/41 was a command vehicle, which had its turret removed and only had a Breda mod.38 machine gun mounted as the anti-air weapon on the turret ring, while the 13.2 mm Breda machine gun was hull-mounted. These command vehicles were then added to the SPG platoons. They used RF1 CA and RF3 M2 radios to communicate with Tank Command and other units.

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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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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"

Italy premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  M13/40 (II) · AUBL/74 HVG
Medium tanks  M14/41 (47/40) · P40 "G.C. Leoncello" · ▄M4 Hybrid · M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete" · OF-40 (MTCA)
Tank destroyers  M43 "G.C.Leoncello"