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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
This tank (if you can even call it that) has almost no armour like other vehicles in the Italian tree, and with that, very low survivability. Literally anything that hits a side shot will kill at least one crew member, while a frontal or rear shot will kill a minimum of 3 crew, taking you back to the hanger. In fact, I have played 272 battles with this vehicle and only twice has it survived more than one critical crew killing shot (I am counting these as ones that kill the driver/gunner and ignoring ones that kill the commander/loader).
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The average effective thickness changes depending from where you are being shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20mm, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9mm of fresh Italian steel between an mg round and the driver. While a 7.62 mg will only penetrate at close range, a 12.7mm mg will only fail to penetrate that window at over a kilometre away. Considering the car's most valuable advantage is it's ability to get to good positions fast, a driver shot will ruin your match.
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The side's obvious weak spots are the grills near the front that are only 5mm thick. Considering that the vehicle has a <=> shaped cross section if sliced from left to right, the upper plate of the slanted side offers 9mm of protection after the grill and 10-12mm around and in front of the grill. The lower side plate gives a whole new world of armour with a minimum thickness of 10mm everywhere, which means at least the mighty 7.62 mgs can't penetrate you there. The doors have the same thickness as the rest of the sides.
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The {{PAGENAME}} has almost no armour, like other vehicles in the Italian tree, and with that very low survivability. Anything that hits a side shot will knock out at least one crew member, while a frontal or rear shot will incapacitate a minimum of 3 crew, enough to take the player back to the hanger.\
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The average effective thickness changes depending from where the {{PAGENAME}} is shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20mm, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9mm of armour between a machine gun round and the driver. While a 7.62 mm round will only penetrate at close range, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun round will only fail to penetrate that window at over a kilometre away. Considering the car's most valuable advantage is its ability to get to good positions fast, an incapacitated driver will ruin the {{PAGENAME}}'s chances in the match.
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The side's obvious weak spots are the grills near the front that are only 5mm thick. Considering that the vehicle has a hexagon-shaped cross section if sliced from left to right, the upper plate of the slanted side offers 9mm of protection after the grill and 10-12mm around and in front of the grill. The lower side plate gives a whole new world of armour with a minimum thickness of 10mm everywhere, which means at least the 7.62 mm machine guns can't penetrate the car through there. The doors have the same thickness as the rest of the sides.
  
 
On the back, there's one slanted plate that is 8mm at the top which increases to 14 at the bottom. Again, like the sides, the door doesn't have a different thickness
 
On the back, there's one slanted plate that is 8mm at the top which increases to 14 at the bottom. Again, like the sides, the door doesn't have a different thickness
  
Also, your gun is very easy to disable as it has a maximum effective thickness of 88mm, which all tanks at this BR will be able to penetrate and disable in one shot.
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Also, the gun is very easy to disable as it has a maximum effective thickness of 88 mm, which all tanks at this BR will be able to penetrate and disable in one shot.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
The mobility is obviously very good. On a track like the ones on Sinai, you can easily reach 60 or 70 km/h., but on a grassy field, you only reach 45km/h, and driving on an actual road or going downhill will let you reach the 80's or 90's. In fact, I have often reached the max speed of 100 km/h on fulda. However, it is a wheeled car, so going through sand, snow or a small uphill will trickle away your speed. Also, since it's wheeled, it cannot deosn't have neutral steering, but it does have a small turning circle (diameter 3 tetrachs or 1.5 centurion mk 3's) and it can turn in this circle at 23 km/h
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The mobility for the {{PAGENAME}} is very good. The fastest speeds the {{PAGENAME}} can reach will depend on the terrain. On a track like the ones on Sinai, the {{PAGENAME}} can easily reach 60 or 70 km/h, and driving on an actual road or going downhill will let the {{PAGENAME}} reach the 80's or 90's; but on a grassy field, it may only reach up to 45km/h. Due to the {{PAGENAME}} being a wheeled car, going through sand, snow or a small uphill will trickle away its speed. The wheeled construction means the FIAT also cannot neutral steer, but it does have a small turning circle (tank-sized) and it can turn in this circle at 23 km/h.
  
Anyway, to backpedal to reversing, it reaches -10 km/h after about 3 seconds and you will get to -20 by the fourth second
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When reversing, the {{PAGENAME}} has good acceleration as well; reaching -10 km/h after about 3 seconds and will get to -20 by the fourth second.
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==

Revision as of 07:03, 10 October 2019

FIAT 6614 (M40A1)
it_fiat_6614_106sr.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.3/6.3/6.3BR
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
8 / 8 / 8Hull
8 / 8 / 8Turret
Mobility
8.5 tWeight
111 km/h forward
21 km/h back
99 km/h forward
19 km/h back
Speed
Armament
106 mm Recoilless Rifle Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1Main weapon
17 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 12°Vertical guidance
-360° / 360°Horizontal guidance
12.7 mm M80 machine gunCoaxial weapon
120 roundsAmmunition
5 roundsBelt capacity
300 shots/minFire rate
Economy
78 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
230 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 800 / 5 517/2 400 / 3 484/1 950 / 2 831Repair
65 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
230 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
990 Ge icon.pngAces
× (184) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage FIAT 6614.jpg


The FIAT 6614 (M40A1) is a rank IV Italian light tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

The FIAT 6614 has almost no armour, like other vehicles in the Italian tree, and with that very low survivability. Anything that hits a side shot will knock out at least one crew member, while a frontal or rear shot will incapacitate a minimum of 3 crew, enough to take the player back to the hanger.\

The average effective thickness changes depending from where the FIAT 6614 is shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20mm, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9mm of armour between a machine gun round and the driver. While a 7.62 mm round will only penetrate at close range, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun round will only fail to penetrate that window at over a kilometre away. Considering the car's most valuable advantage is its ability to get to good positions fast, an incapacitated driver will ruin the FIAT 6614's chances in the match.

The side's obvious weak spots are the grills near the front that are only 5mm thick. Considering that the vehicle has a hexagon-shaped cross section if sliced from left to right, the upper plate of the slanted side offers 9mm of protection after the grill and 10-12mm around and in front of the grill. The lower side plate gives a whole new world of armour with a minimum thickness of 10mm everywhere, which means at least the 7.62 mm machine guns can't penetrate the car through there. The doors have the same thickness as the rest of the sides.

On the back, there's one slanted plate that is 8mm at the top which increases to 14 at the bottom. Again, like the sides, the door doesn't have a different thickness

Also, the gun is very easy to disable as it has a maximum effective thickness of 88 mm, which all tanks at this BR will be able to penetrate and disable in one shot.

Mobility

The mobility for the FIAT 6614 is very good. The fastest speeds the FIAT 6614 can reach will depend on the terrain. On a track like the ones on Sinai, the FIAT 6614 can easily reach 60 or 70 km/h, and driving on an actual road or going downhill will let the FIAT 6614 reach the 80's or 90's; but on a grassy field, it may only reach up to 45km/h. Due to the FIAT 6614 being a wheeled car, going through sand, snow or a small uphill will trickle away its speed. The wheeled construction means the FIAT also cannot neutral steer, but it does have a small turning circle (tank-sized) and it can turn in this circle at 23 km/h.

When reversing, the FIAT 6614 has good acceleration as well; reaching -10 km/h after about 3 seconds and will get to -20 by the fourth second.

Armaments

Main armament

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Additional armament

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Machine guns

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 106 mm HESH is enough to one-shot most enemy vehicles, aside from some heavy tanks
  • 360-degree turret transverse
  • Fast on road
  • Small target, easy to hide
  • Can swim

Cons:

  • Very thin armour, 12.7 mm can penetrate it frontally
  • Bad off-road speed
  • Cupola blocks turret elevation when traversing the turret

History

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Media

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See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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Italy light tanks
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