Celere Sahariano

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Celere Sahariano
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Celere Sahariano
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The Carro Armato M Celere Sahariano is a premium rank II Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "New Power".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull30 / 25 / 25
Turret45 / 25 / 25
Crew4 people
Visibility67 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour - Main
  • Structural steel - Sideskirts and fenders
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 35 mm + 15 mm (55°) Upper Glacis

35 mm (55°) Driver's Hatch 20 mm (55°) Upper Glacis (Lower Portion)

20 mm (35°) Lower Glacis

15 mm Main
8 mm Upper Engine Compartment
15 mm Lower Part

8 mm Upper Part

10 mm Crew Compartment

8 mm Engine Compartment

Turret 30 mm (12°) Turret front
30 mm + 40 mm (Curved) Gun mantlet
25 mm 25 mm 10 mm


  • Fenders and sideskirts - 5 mm
  • Tracks, road wheels, drive sprocket, etc. - 15 mm
  • Suspension - 10 mm


Speedforward / back
AB67 / 5 km/h
RB and SB61 / 5 km/h
Number of gears3 forward
1 back
Weight13.5 t
Engine power
AB525 hp
RB and SB275 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB38.9 hp/t
RB and SB20.4 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 67 5 13.5 426 525 31.56 38.89
Realistic 61 5 243 275 18 20.37

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB1 710 Sl icon.png
RB2 730 Sl icon.png
SB1 290 Sl icon.png
Crew training2 300 Sl icon.png
Experts15 000 Sl icon.png
Aces110 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 40 / 80 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 112 / 112 / 112 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement it.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support


Main armament

Ammunition122 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
6.5 → 5.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Main article: 47/40 mod.38 (47 mm)
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 122 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A 13.3 18.4 22.4 24.8 26.4 6.50 5.75 5.30 5.00
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0


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
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
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Granata mod.35 HE 364 2.37 0 0.1 150 79° 80° 81°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 755 1.44 1.2 9 30 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Celere Sahariano
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
122 107 (+15) 91 (+31) 46 (+76) (+121) Yes


  • The visual discrepancy concerns the number of shells per rack:
    • Rack 1 & 2 are modeled as 9 shells each but disappear after having fired 16 shells from each rack.
    • Racks 3 & 4 are modeled as 52 shells each but disappear after having fired 45 shells from each rack.
  • As they are modeled by sets of 2, 3 or 4, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire all shells in the set.

Machine guns

Ammunition288 rounds
Belt capacity24 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Main article: Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)
8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 288 (24) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons


  • Great mobility
  • Wide, great grip and turning rate
  • 50 mm UFP, can bounce most shells at its BR


  • Slow reverse
  • Relatively sub-par turret traverse, can be countered with its good turn rate and mobility
  • Armour can't block higher calibre shells
  • Relatively weak gun, will have difficulty dealing with M4s and T-34s



After clashing with British armored forces in the desert of North Africa in the early 1940's, the Italian Army became impressed with the performance of the various cruiser tanks fielded by the British. As a result, the army issued an order to tank manufacturers to develop a new light vehicle whose mobility and firepower would outmatch that of the cruiser tanks.

Already in 1941, work on the new vehicle began as mockups were created based on the existing M14/41 medium tank. The new vehicle incorporated thin, but sloped armor, as well as a torsion bar suspension system, instead of the more commonly used leaf spring system on similar fighting vehicles.

A single prototype of the vehicle was built by 1943, which had multiple engines trialed, including aviation ones. However, with the worsening war situation, limited Italian industrial capacity and the P40 taking over production priority along with the fact that Italy was driven out of the theater for which the vehicle was initially designed for, all this led to diminishing interest in the vehicle.

With all these factors in play, further development of the Celere Sahariano was halted and the project subsequently cancelled, leaving the sole prototype of the vehicle as the only example of the design to be built.


See also

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
M16/43  Celere Sahariano
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
  ▄Pz.III N · ▄Pz.IV G
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete" · ▄Leopard 1A5

Italy premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  M13/40 (II) · AUBL/74 HVG
Medium tanks  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"