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|market=AUBL/74 HVG (Italy)
 
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{{About
 
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| about = premium Italian light tank '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = premium Italian light tank '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| usage = the regular version
 
| usage = the regular version
 
| link = AUBL/74
 
| link = AUBL/74
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
 
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[[File:GarageImage_AUBL74_HVG.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' ('''{{Specs|pseudonym}}''') is a premium gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]] as a reward for the [[wt:en/news/6293-special-operation-h-e-a-t-en|2019 Operation H.E.A.T event]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' ('''{{Specs|pseudonym}}''') is a premium gift rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian light tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced during [[Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy"]] as a reward for the [[wt:en/news/6293-special-operation-h-e-a-t-en|2019 Operation H.E.A.T event]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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'''Armour Type:'''
 
'''Armour Type:'''
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* The side engine grilles are only 5 mm thick, so make sure to protect those weak points.
 
* The side engine grilles are only 5 mm thick, so make sure to protect those weak points.
 
* There is an engine grille on the roof which is also only 5 mm thick. A weak point planes might look to take advantage of.
 
* There is an engine grille on the roof which is also only 5 mm thick. A weak point planes might look to take advantage of.
* This vehicle unfortunately hull breaks quite easily.
 
 
* A tightly spaced crew of three makes it easily taken out by machine guns and autocannons.
 
* A tightly spaced crew of three makes it easily taken out by machine guns and autocannons.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp=248|rbMinHp=142}}
 
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Overall mobility is really great can reach up to 100 km/h, avg speed off-road being 46-56 km/h. Nice control over manoeuvrability even at high speeds. Mobility really suffers on snow or mud and severely hampers your speed. The {{PAGENAME}} also has amphibious capabilities, although speed in the water is limited to around 4 km/h.
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The AUBL/74's mobility is great. It can reach up to 100 km/h, with an average speed off-road of 46-56 km/h. It retains nice control over manoeuvrability even at high speeds. However, mobility really suffers on snow or mud and severely hampers your speed. The {{PAGENAME}} also has amphibious capabilities, although speed in the water is limited to around 4 km/h.
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=== Modifications and economy ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|OTO HVG (60 mm)}}
 
{{main|OTO HVG (60 mm)}}
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| M300 || APFSDS || 1,620 || 0.82 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 78° || 80° || 81°
 
| M300 || APFSDS || 1,620 || 0.82 || N/A || N/A || N/A || 78° || 80° || 81°
 
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| OTO HE || HE || 1,000 || 3.07 || 0.4 || 0.1 || 765 || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| OTO HE || HE || 1,000 || 3.07 || 0 || 0.1 || 765 || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
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{{main|Beretta MG42/59 (7.62 mm)|FN MAG 60-40 (7.62 mm)}}
 
{{main|Beretta MG42/59 (7.62 mm)|FN MAG 60-40 (7.62 mm)}}
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This vehicle should be played as either a Scout, Flanker or a Sniper. Use your 60mm HVG to your advantage to snipe from far away. '''Never''' brawl unless you have to, your armour won't save you at all.
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For the AUBL/74, it is recommended you play in ground realistic battles. This vehicle should be played as either a Scout, Flanker or a Sniper. Use your mobility to relocate from one sniper position to another. Never brawl unless you have to. Due to the highly mobile platform (FIAT 6616), your mobility is one of the best in its class. Use your mobility to get to a good attack position early in the game to launch a surprise attack from the side. Use the terrain and obstruction to hide from enemy. Use the "free-look" button ("C" by default) to look around frequently to learn the situation around you. Make sure nobody is looking at your way before you poke out and fire. It's a light tank, so you also have the ability to scout enemy players, allowing you to gather intel on the positions of the enemy team and also earn points, as for every vehicle destroyed  by your team after you scouted it, you also get an assist. It is good to note that the AUBL/74 trades armour for mobility, you don't have any armour on this vehicle. With only 8 mm of armour on the front of the hull, the armour on this vehicle won't even stop high-calibre machine gun fire at mid-range. Don't even think about taking a shot, it's impossible unless it's a sub-calibre APDS or APFSDS round in which case it may pass straight through the vehicle without inflicting any damage. You'll also be at the mercy of artillery, and with the recent pressure damage addition to the game, you will  die often to it so its also recommended to not stay still and move positions frequently. Another issue you'll encounter is enemy aircraft, most of their suspended armament and even at times their main cannons or heavy machine guns will take you out with ease. Again, try to keep moving positions or try stay inside buildings, where enemy aircraft have no way of damaging you or you vehicle. The main armament on this vehicle is a 60 mm HVG cannon made by OTO Melara. It can fire two types of rounds, APFSDS and HE. The HE shell is useless due to the small explosive mass. The only shell you will use is M300 APFSDS shell. It will penetrate 249 mm of armour at close range, fairly decent as a light tank but not enough to penetrate the front of some heavy tanks. Due to the small diameter, the post-penetration damage it inflicts is limited. Try to launch attacks from the side or rear of the target, and aim for important modules first like the gunner or cannon breech. You might not get a one shot kill but you will divert the opponents' attention away from your teammates. The cannon is two-plane stabilized which gives you an advantage to shoot first as a light tank.
 
 
=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Mobility
 
! Protection
 
! colspan="2" | Firepower
 
|-
 
| I
 
| Tires
 
|
 
| Parts
 
| Horizontal Drive
 
| M300
 
|-
 
| II
 
| Suspension
 
| Brake System
 
| FPE
 
| Adjustment of Fire
 
| Airstrike
 
|-
 
| III
 
| Filters
 
|
 
| Crew Replenishment
 
| Elevation Mechanism
 
| NVD
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| Transmission
 
| Engine
 
| Smoke grenade
 
| Artillery Support
 
| Improved optics
 
|-
 
! colspan="6" | This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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* Has an anti-aircraft light machine gun
 
* Has an anti-aircraft light machine gun
 
* Decent armament for a light tank: acceptable rate of fire and penetration plus near-perfect accuracy using APFSDS
 
* Decent armament for a light tank: acceptable rate of fire and penetration plus near-perfect accuracy using APFSDS
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* APFSDS rounds have excellent angled penetration, very useful against targets such as the Strv 103s
 
* Two-plane stabilizer allows accurate fire on the move
 
* Two-plane stabilizer allows accurate fire on the move
 
* Gets the premium tank boost to XP and SL
 
* Gets the premium tank boost to XP and SL
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* Next to no armour, vulnerable even to light machine gunfire
 
* Next to no armour, vulnerable even to light machine gunfire
 
* Easily taken out by SPAA and other light tanks
 
* Easily taken out by SPAA and other light tanks
* Driver's viewports greatly limit the gun depression on front-right of the tank
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* Driver's view ports greatly limit the gun depression on front-right of the tank
 
* All six smoke grenades are launched at once
 
* All six smoke grenades are launched at once
 
* While swimming, it can only go around 4-5 km/h
 
* While swimming, it can only go around 4-5 km/h
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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The story of the AUBL HVG begins during the cold war. The AUBL, also known as the Fiat 6616, was a joint venture between Fiat and OTO Melara. After the Second World War, Italy learned the need for light armoured and armed vehicles. After having built the Fiat 6614, OTO Melara experimented by seeing how adding a cannon would do for the vehicle, with also the main focus being for the Fiat 6616 to carry heavier armament for the armoured platoons of the mobile battalions. After several alterations the first prototype was built in 1972, and with many minor improvements, Italy would decide to buy 50 for the Carabinieri (Military Police). It officially entered service in 1975 with a total of 185 units produced. The fiat 6616 was a great light vehicle that would be able to reach high speeds of 100 km/h if on the right terrain. After Italy had bought theirs, it was decided that the next course of action was to put it on the market, countries such as Peru and Somalia showed interest and acquired the vehicle. Those countries actually used it in combat, specifically the Somalians. One of the many upsides of the Fiat 6616 was the ability of it being able to travel submerged underwater, making it more versatile and allowing to become even more stronger. It was able to fit many different types of armaments, such as a 20 mm Rheinmetall Mk.20 Rh 202 gun, a 60 mm OTO-Breda T60 quick firing HVG, French made HS90, FV101 turret, and also a 90 mm Cockerill Mk.3 cannon. Other equipment that could also be installed came in form of a unique flare dispenser which would be used for crowd dispersal, many different types of ATGMs such as Milan, MAPAT and TOW, and for export purposes it good to note that the Peruvian version would mount an HJ-73C Chinese made ATGM. After having a very extensive service record (Libya safekeeping, Lebanon UN safekeeping, protecting places of high interest in Italy) it was put out of service, now only some remain as static displays or are in storage inside Italy, however as previously mentioned some of the countries that acquired them still use them to this day. The AUBL/74 HVG was first seen in 1989, in the form of 1 singular prototype known. The AUBL/74 HVG would not be picked up by the Italian army nor anyone from the export market, although it could fire OTO-HE and MECAR APFSDS-T (which could penetrate up to 130 mm at 60 degrees from 1,500m), which allowed it to be a great reconnaissance vehicle for the time, the project didn't continue and OTO Melara continued to experiment on the vehicle by adding more and more diverse armaments in the hopes more nations would acquire it.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?vehicleCountry=italy&vehicleType=tank&vehicleClass=light_tank&vehicle=it_aubl_74_60_70m Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
 
* [https://live.warthunder.com/feed/camouflages/?vehicleCountry=italy&vehicleType=tank&vehicleClass=light_tank&vehicle=it_aubl_74_60_70m Skins and camouflages for the {{PAGENAME}} from live.warthunder.com.]
  
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.'' -->
  
;Vehicles equipped with the same chassis
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;Vehicles in the same family
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* [[FIAT 6614]]
 
* [[AUBL/74]]
 
* [[AUBL/74]]
  
 
;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
 
;Other vehicles of similar configuration and role
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* [[AMX-10RC]]
 
* [[AMX-10RC]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{Italy light tanks}}
 
{{Italy light tanks}}
 
{{Italy premium ground vehicles}}
 
{{Italy premium ground vehicles}}
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[[Category:Wheeled ground vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 22:11, 30 April 2021

This page is about the premium Italian light tank AUBL/74 HVG. For the regular version, see AUBL/74.
AUBL/74 HVG
it_aubl_74_60_70m.png
GarageImage AUBL74 HVG.jpg
AUBL/74 HVG
AB RB SB
8.0 8.0 8.0
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MARKET

Description

The FIAT AUBL/74 60/70M (AUBL/74 HVG) is a premium gift rank V Italian light tank with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy" as a reward for the 2019 Operation H.E.A.T event.

General info

Survivability and armour

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 / 8 / 8
Turret15 / 8 / 8
Crew3 people
Visibility69 %

Armour Type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, turret)
  • Cast homogeneous armour (gun mantlet)
  • Wheel (tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 8 mm (74°) Upper Glacis
8 mm (29-36°) Driver viewport glacis
8 mm (44°) Lower Glacis
8 mm (36-46°) Top
5 mm (39°) Engine vents
8 mm (22-30°) Bottom
8 mm Wheelwells
8 mm (11°) Upper plate
8 mm (44°) Lower glacis
8 mm (16°) Front glacis
8 mm (spherical) Driver hatch
8 mm
Centre
8 mm (4°) Rear
Turret 15 mm (24°) Turret front
8 mm (13°) Turret Cheeks
15 mm (8-50°) Gun Mantlet
8 mm (34°)
15 mm (cylindrical) Cupola well
8 mm (68-72°) Turret underside
8 mm (12°) 8 mm (85°) Front
8 mm Centre & Rear
Cupola 15 mm (cylindrical) 8 mm

Notes:

  • The tires are 10 mm thick and the suspension rods are 1 mm thick.
  • The side engine grilles are only 5 mm thick, so make sure to protect those weak points.
  • There is an engine grille on the roof which is also only 5 mm thick. A weak point planes might look to take advantage of.
  • A tightly spaced crew of three makes it easily taken out by machine guns and autocannons.

Mobility

Amphibious
The design allows you to swim and control movement in the water
Speedforward / back
AB112 / 22 km/h
RB and SB100 / 20 km/h
Number of gears5 forward
1 back
Weight8.7 t
Engine power
AB305 hp
RB and SB160 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB35.1 hp/t
RB and SB18.4 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 112 22 8.7 248 305 28.51 35.06
Realistic 100 20 142 160 16.32 18.39

The AUBL/74's mobility is great. It can reach up to 100 km/h, with an average speed off-road of 46-56 km/h. It retains nice control over manoeuvrability even at high speeds. However, mobility really suffers on snow or mud and severely hampers your speed. The AUBL/74 HVG also has amphibious capabilities, although speed in the water is limited to around 4 km/h.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB5 000 Sl icon.png
RB4 460 Sl icon.png
SB1 000 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts720 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 660 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 90 / 120 / 140 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 208 / 208 / 208 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new wheels.png
Tires
Mods new car suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement it.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
60mm_it_OTO_APDSFS_ammo_pack
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods airstrike.png
Airstrike
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods night vision device.png
NVD
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Mods scouting.png
Improved optics

Armaments

Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition38 rounds
First-order13 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.8 → 6.0 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 27°
Main article: OTO HVG (60 mm)
60 mm OTO HVG Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 38 -6°/+27° ±180° Two-plane 28.56 39.53 48.00 53.08 56.47 7.80 6.90 6.36 6.00
Realistic 17.85 21.00 25.50 28.20 30.00

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
M300 APFSDS 249 246 240 231 222 213
OTO HE HE 11 11 11 11 11 11
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%
M300 APFSDS 1,620 0.82 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
OTO HE HE 1,000 3.07 0 0.1 765 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the AUBL/74 HVG
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
38 14 (+24) 10 (+28) (+37) No
  • Racks 2 & 3 are first-stage ammo racks

Machine guns

Ammunition800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Ammunition1 500 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 800 (200) 1,200 N/A N/A
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,500 (200) 600 -8°/+20° ±120°

Usage in battles

For the AUBL/74, it is recommended you play in ground realistic battles. This vehicle should be played as either a Scout, Flanker or a Sniper. Use your mobility to relocate from one sniper position to another. Never brawl unless you have to. Due to the highly mobile platform (FIAT 6616), your mobility is one of the best in its class. Use your mobility to get to a good attack position early in the game to launch a surprise attack from the side. Use the terrain and obstruction to hide from enemy. Use the "free-look" button ("C" by default) to look around frequently to learn the situation around you. Make sure nobody is looking at your way before you poke out and fire. It's a light tank, so you also have the ability to scout enemy players, allowing you to gather intel on the positions of the enemy team and also earn points, as for every vehicle destroyed by your team after you scouted it, you also get an assist. It is good to note that the AUBL/74 trades armour for mobility, you don't have any armour on this vehicle. With only 8 mm of armour on the front of the hull, the armour on this vehicle won't even stop high-calibre machine gun fire at mid-range. Don't even think about taking a shot, it's impossible unless it's a sub-calibre APDS or APFSDS round in which case it may pass straight through the vehicle without inflicting any damage. You'll also be at the mercy of artillery, and with the recent pressure damage addition to the game, you will die often to it so its also recommended to not stay still and move positions frequently. Another issue you'll encounter is enemy aircraft, most of their suspended armament and even at times their main cannons or heavy machine guns will take you out with ease. Again, try to keep moving positions or try stay inside buildings, where enemy aircraft have no way of damaging you or you vehicle. The main armament on this vehicle is a 60 mm HVG cannon made by OTO Melara. It can fire two types of rounds, APFSDS and HE. The HE shell is useless due to the small explosive mass. The only shell you will use is M300 APFSDS shell. It will penetrate 249 mm of armour at close range, fairly decent as a light tank but not enough to penetrate the front of some heavy tanks. Due to the small diameter, the post-penetration damage it inflicts is limited. Try to launch attacks from the side or rear of the target, and aim for important modules first like the gunner or cannon breech. You might not get a one shot kill but you will divert the opponents' attention away from your teammates. The cannon is two-plane stabilized which gives you an advantage to shoot first as a light tank.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High engine HP/weight ratio and amazing top speed
  • Perfect mobility on roads and urban environments
  • Decent speed on plain fields, enough to keep up with light tanks
  • Easy to control even at high speeds
  • A rather small size vehicle, difficult to target and easy to hide
  • Smoke grenade launchers located on the turret, a player can choose which side of the tank to cover
  • Has an anti-aircraft light machine gun
  • Decent armament for a light tank: acceptable rate of fire and penetration plus near-perfect accuracy using APFSDS
  • APFSDS rounds have excellent angled penetration, very useful against targets such as the Strv 103s
  • Two-plane stabilizer allows accurate fire on the move
  • Gets the premium tank boost to XP and SL
  • Can navigate water features
  • Outfitted with night vision devices

Cons:

  • Stabilizer only works up to 75 km/h
  • Horrible mobility in shallow water and snow results in heavy dependence on roads
  • The main gun, while accurate, has a low calibre of 60 mm, more than one shot is often required to take out an enemy tank
  • Small crew of three
  • Next to no armour, vulnerable even to light machine gunfire
  • Easily taken out by SPAA and other light tanks
  • Driver's view ports greatly limit the gun depression on front-right of the tank
  • All six smoke grenades are launched at once
  • While swimming, it can only go around 4-5 km/h
  • Does not have thermal vision capabilities

History

The story of the AUBL HVG begins during the cold war. The AUBL, also known as the Fiat 6616, was a joint venture between Fiat and OTO Melara. After the Second World War, Italy learned the need for light armoured and armed vehicles. After having built the Fiat 6614, OTO Melara experimented by seeing how adding a cannon would do for the vehicle, with also the main focus being for the Fiat 6616 to carry heavier armament for the armoured platoons of the mobile battalions. After several alterations the first prototype was built in 1972, and with many minor improvements, Italy would decide to buy 50 for the Carabinieri (Military Police). It officially entered service in 1975 with a total of 185 units produced. The fiat 6616 was a great light vehicle that would be able to reach high speeds of 100 km/h if on the right terrain. After Italy had bought theirs, it was decided that the next course of action was to put it on the market, countries such as Peru and Somalia showed interest and acquired the vehicle. Those countries actually used it in combat, specifically the Somalians. One of the many upsides of the Fiat 6616 was the ability of it being able to travel submerged underwater, making it more versatile and allowing to become even more stronger. It was able to fit many different types of armaments, such as a 20 mm Rheinmetall Mk.20 Rh 202 gun, a 60 mm OTO-Breda T60 quick firing HVG, French made HS90, FV101 turret, and also a 90 mm Cockerill Mk.3 cannon. Other equipment that could also be installed came in form of a unique flare dispenser which would be used for crowd dispersal, many different types of ATGMs such as Milan, MAPAT and TOW, and for export purposes it good to note that the Peruvian version would mount an HJ-73C Chinese made ATGM. After having a very extensive service record (Libya safekeeping, Lebanon UN safekeeping, protecting places of high interest in Italy) it was put out of service, now only some remain as static displays or are in storage inside Italy, however as previously mentioned some of the countries that acquired them still use them to this day. The AUBL/74 HVG was first seen in 1989, in the form of 1 singular prototype known. The AUBL/74 HVG would not be picked up by the Italian army nor anyone from the export market, although it could fire OTO-HE and MECAR APFSDS-T (which could penetrate up to 130 mm at 60 degrees from 1,500m), which allowed it to be a great reconnaissance vehicle for the time, the project didn't continue and OTO Melara continued to experiment on the vehicle by adding more and more diverse armaments in the hopes more nations would acquire it.

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See also

Vehicles in the same family
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

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Italy light tanks
  L6/40 · AB 41 · AB 43 · Toldi IIA · AUBL/74 · AUBL/74 HVG · FIAT 6614 · R3 T106 FA
  Centauro I 105 · Centauro I 105 R · Centauro I 120
Foreign  ▄M3A3 · ▄M24 · ▄M18

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