FIAT 6614

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RANK VI USSR
T-72AV (TURMS-T) PACK
FIAT 6614
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FIAT 6614
AB RB SB
6.3 6.3 6.3
Class:
Research:63 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:210 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

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

Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
Armourfront / side / back
Hull8 / 8 / 8
Turret8 / 8 / 8
Crew4 people
Visibility62 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull)
  • Gun steel (gun barrel, MG)
  • Wheel (tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 8 mm (30-46°) Driver viewport
8 mm (70-81°) Upper Glacis
8 mm (52°) Lower Glacis
8 mm (21-45°) Top
5 mm (12-20°) Radiator vents
8 mm (25-33°) Bottom
8 mm Wheelwells
8 mm (17°) Upper plate
8 mm (43°) Lower plate
8 mm (9-20°) Front Glacis
8 mm Crew compartment
Gun mount 8 mm
Cupola 8 mm

Notes:

  • The gun barrel is 25 mm thick.
  • All windows are 8 mm thick.
  • The tires are 10 mm thick.
  • The belly is 8 mm thick.

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 hangar.

The average effective thickness changes depending on where the FIAT 6614 is shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20 mm thick, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9 mm 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 9 mm 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 8 mm at the top which increases to 14 mm 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.

This tank is still very vulnerable to strafing aircraft. Bombs and rockets also deal heavy damage if the FIAT 6614 is standing in their destruction radius.

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
Weight8.5 t
Engine power
AB277 hp
RB and SB145 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB32.6 hp/t
RB and SB17.1 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 8.5 225 277 26.47 32.59
Realistic 100 20 128 145 15.06 17.06

The FIAT 6614's mobility is very good. The fastest speeds it 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 it will reach the 80's or 90's; but on a grassy field, it may only reach up to 45 km/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.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 930 → 5 706 Sl icon.png
RB3 760 → 5 459 Sl icon.png
SB4 130 → 5 996 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications52 700 Rp icon.png
90 300 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 700 Ge icon.png
Crew training61 000 Sl icon.png
Experts210 000 Sl icon.png
Aces800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces520 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 140 / 180 % Sl icon.png
172 / 172 / 172 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tires
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Suspension
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Brake System
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Filters
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Transmission
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Parts
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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FPE
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
3 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Airstrike
Research:
2 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 100 Sl icon.png
140 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
7 600 Sl icon.png
250 Ge icon.png
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Artillery Support
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Improved optics
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Smoke grenade
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition17 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
13.0 → 10.0 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 12°
Horizontal guidance-360° / 360°
106 mm Cannone da 106 s.r.M40A1 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 17 -10°/+12° ±360° N/A 9.5 13.2 16.0 17.7 18.8 13.00 11.50 10.60 10.00
Realistic 6.0 7.0 8.5 9.1 10.0

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
M344A1 HEAT 433 433 433 433 433 433
M361A1 HESH 152 152 152 152 152 152
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%
M344A1 HEAT 502 10 0.05 0.1 1,650 65° 72° 77°
M361A1 HESH 498 10 0.05 0.1 5,040 73° 75° 80°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the FIAT 6614
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
17 11 (+6) (+8) (+10) (+14) (+16) No

Notes:

  • Rounds are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.
  • Full ammo load should be brought for the cannon because running out of shells is very common in this vehicle.

Machine guns

Ammunition120 rounds
Belt capacity5 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
3.2 → 2.5 s
Fire rate300 shots/min
Main article: M80 (12.7 mm)

The M80 machine gun is your standard .50 cal, except for the fact that its clip size is extremely small, making it not very effective against lightly armoured vehicles, and aircraft. However, the velocity of the ammo is similar to the main armament, allowing it to work as a quick and short distance rangefinder before you fire.

12.7 mm M80
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 120 (5) 300 N/A N/A

Usage in battles

The FIAT is a light tank destroyer with extremely potent anti-tank grenades that are almost guaranteed to slice through any armoured foe. Never put yourself on the front lines as your armour is not up to the task of taking on anything heavier than .30 calibre machine gun fire, so striking from the shadows is the best option. Due to the excellent penetration of the anti-tank grenades, this tank destroyer is best played pointing and shooting at the target, not minding weak spots.

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
  • The gun mounting allows you to hide the entire hull behind cover while still having the gun above cover, allowing you to engage enemies with nothing but the gun exposed
  • Can swim

Cons:

  • Very thin armour, 12.7 mm can penetrate it frontally
  • Bad off-road speed

History

Fiat Type 6614 is a 4 x 4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier originally from Italy and has been used around the world. It was developed in the early 70s by a joint venture of Fiat and OTO Melara. Fiat was in charge of the engine and the automotive components while OTO Melara was in charge of the hull and weapon system. The first prototype of Type 6614 was completed in 1972. The main armament of Type 6614 had various configurations including 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun and Rheinmetall 20 mm MK 20 Rh202 cannon. This FIAT 6614 is a further development prototype for anti heavy armoured target purposes by mounting a 106 mm M40A1 recoilless rifle forward of the commander's position on the turret roof.

Fiat Type 6616 (AUBL/74) is a further development model of the Type 6614.

Media

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See also

Other vehicles equipped with a recoilless rifle
Other vehicles equipped with a similar chassis

External links


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