M13/40 (I)

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Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 I Serie
it_m13_40_serie_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
14.0 tWeight
4 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
47 mm 47/32 mod.35 cannonWeapon 1
104 roundsAmmunition
-15° / 25°Vertical guidance
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunWeapon 2
1 524 roundsAmmunition
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
8 mm Breda Mod. 38 machine gunWeapon 3
1 524 roundsAmmunition
24 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
freeResearch
freePurchase
freeRepair
freeCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
10 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the medium tank M13/40 (I). For other uses, see M13/40 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage M13 40 (I).jpg


The Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 I Serie (shortened to M13/40 (I)) is a Rank I Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic". Its default colour is gray.

All of your armour, which can realistically be targeted, is flat, so despite quite high frontal armour values the M13/40 (I) must always be angled when squaring off with an enemy combatant or risk direct shot penetration of your vehicle. Your side armour value is not as good as the front, but at extreme angles it becomes more effective.

The rear end is also rather long, so enemies could pick this piece off if it is exposed. But it's better to be shot at your engines, than your crew compartment. Don't give your opponent any time to do that and make them go away before they started firing onto your second tier.

Mobility of this tank is horrible on anything but flat land, but it's okay as long as you don't try to climb steep hills or trying to cross entire map fast. Attempting steep hill flank will just get you stuck and leave you exposed to enemy fire.

Ammunition is is good enough for flank shots and direct shots at flat armour up to 500 m. Post-penetration effect is enough to destroy most opponents of rank 1 in one or two shots. Upgraded ammo doesn't have increased performance against flat armor, however against angled armor it increases your chances to penetrate turrets along with angled armour and damage something like French tanks at longer range.

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
13.6 N/A 35 (AB)
32 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 201 248
Realistic/Simulator 115 130
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 14.78 18.24
Realistic/Simulator 8.46 9.56

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: 47/32 mod.35 (47 mm)
47 mm 47/32 mod.35
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
104 -15°/+25° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 13.33 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 8.33 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
6.5 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 54 52 40 30 22 16
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 53 52 45 39 33 28
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Granata Perforante mod.35 APHE 630 1.5 1.2 15 30 ° 47° 60° 65°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 630 1.4 1.2 15 30 ° 48° 63° 71°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
104 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) No

Turret empty: 57 (47)

Machine guns

Main article: Breda Mod. 38 (8 mm)
8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,524 (24) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,524 (24) 600 __° __°

Usage in battles

Try to push through enemy fire, while being angled at least 30° to your enemy. Destroy anyone who dares to fire at you, specifically targeting SPGs and those who forgot to angle their armour. Upgrade your ammunition for a better damage profile.

Alternatively, take a slightly flanking direction near to your team and use your strong characteristics to intercept any fast moving vehicles while moving along with your team. After finishing cleanup, flank main battle and destroy defenseless opponents.

It's not worth fighting heavily armoured vehicles alone while being angled without upgraded ammo. At that range you will probably only penetrate each other's turret and it's more up to luck than anything. One possibility if fighting from this range, it can potentially incapacitate crew, disabling the tank and allowing a team member with heaver firepower to finish the target off without threat of being fired upon.

Tanks equipped with autocannons can destroy you from the rear and sides, however they often go for engines first. Keep an eye out for them.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • When angled, can take shots from most rank 1 tanks without consequences
  • Can destroy tanks fast, if penetration is possible
  • Very thick mantlet (40+30mm)
  • Excellent gun depression

Cons:

  • Engages in eternal shootouts with something with the same armor level as itself
  • Slow and unable to climb well
  • While being slow, you are also forced to always drive at angle as not to allow someone to set up for a direct shot
  • Slower reload compared to other reserve tanks.

History

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See also

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Italy medium tanks
Carro Armato  M11/39 · M13/40 (I) · M13/40 (II) · M13/40 (III) · M14/41 · M15/42 · P40 · P40 "G.C. Leoncello"
OF-40  OF-40 · OF-40 Mk.2A · OF-40 (MTCA)
Ariete  Ariete (P) · Ariete · Ariete PSO
Foreign chassis  M4 Tipo IC · M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"