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This page is about the premium Italian light tank AUBL/74 HVG. For the regular version, see AUBL/74.


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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

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
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


  • 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.
  • This vehicle unfortunately hull breaks quite easily.
  • A tightly spaced crew of three makes it easily taken out by machine guns and autocannons.


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.


Main armament

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


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
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
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
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
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
38 14 (+24) 10 (+28) (+37) No
  • Racks 2 & 3 are first-stage ammo racks

Machine guns

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

This vehicle should be played as either a Scout, Flanker or a Sniper. Use your mobility to transport from one sniper position to another. Never brawl unless you have to. Due to the highly mobile platform (FIAT Type 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.

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.

The main armament on this vehicle is a 60 mm HVG cannon made by OTO Melara. It can fire two rounds including APFSDS and HE. The HE shell is useless due to the small calibre. 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 calibre, the 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 stabilised which gives you an advantage to shoot first as a light tank. Make good use of it.


Tier Mobility Protection 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
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons


  • 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
  • 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


  • 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 viewports 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


AUBL/74 HVG, originally named "FIAT Type 6616", was a further development of the FIAT Type 6614. Different from the FIAT Type 6614 which had a personal carrier focus, Type 6616 is designed to carry heavier armament for the armoured platoons of the mobile battalions of the Barabinier. Type 6616 provided different armament possibilities such as 7.62 mm machine gun, Rheinmetall MK20 Rh202 autocannon, 60 mm OTO Breda T60 quick firing HVG and 90 mm Cockerill Mk.3 cannon. The first prototype was completed in 1972 and entered service in 1975 with a total of 185 units produced. Besides Italy, FIAT Type 6616 is also in service in Libya, Peru and Somalia.



See also

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

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.

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 · Dardo
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"