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The Sistema Italiano Difesa Aerea Mobile, 25mm (shortened to SIDAM 25) is a Rank V Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
The SIDAM 25 is a radar equipped SPAA equipped with 4x25mm Oerlikon KBA Cannons with the ability to fire HEI-T* and APDS. Because of the high fire density, this SPAA is able to destroy planes withing seconds and just needing a few rounds to hit their target. The M792 and Default belt rounds (HEI-T*) contain a TNT equivalent of 54.4 grams in each of the rounds and have a great muzzle velocity of 1100 m/s which makes it easier to aim at the faster flying planes that you will encounter. But until you get the M791 belt (APDS) you can't kill any tanks if they even have a tiny bit of armour, since your maximum penetration is only 3mm. But when you get the M791 belt, attacking tanks will be much easier, with the aquired belt you recieve a penetration of 110mm at 10 meters and 0 degrees, combined with a muzzle velocity of 1345 m/s. But don't waste this belt too fast! You can only take 60 rounds of this belt, so aim your shots carefully! Overall, be very careful with your ammunition considering the firerate and the small ammunition count. 4x550 rpm and a maximum of 660 rounds means tat you can run out of ammo in about 18 seconds of constant firing.
Survivability and armour
- Aluminium Alloy 7039
- Structural steel
- Gun Steel (Cannons)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 38 mm (46°), 29 mm (46°) Front glacis
38 mm (25°) Lower glacis
| 44 mm Top
32 mm Bottom
|38 mm (10°)|| 38 mm (89°) Front |
38 mm (89°) Rear
|Turret|| 38 mm (24°) Turret front
25 mm (1°) Gun mantlet
|25 mm (0°)||25 mm (1°)||25 mm (89°)|
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on Armor
|Max speed (km/h)|
|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|25 mm Oerlikon KBA (x4)|
|Capacity (Belt capacity each)|| Fire rate
|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°|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
Usage in the battles
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Pros and cons
- Radar assistance and high fire-rate allow
- 550 RPM on the 25 mm guns, a combined 2200 RPM
- Two axis stabilizer
- APDS can penetrate 110 mm
- Thin armor, can be hull-broken
- APDS rounds are a tier 3 modification
- Not very mobile compared to other tanks and SPAA at its rank
- Only 60 rounds per APDS belt, o 15 shots total per belt
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