M14/41 (47/40)

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M14/41 (47/40)
M14/41 (47/40)
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The Fiat-Ansaldo M14/41 (47/40) is a premium rank II Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Regia Marina". This tank is a one-off modification of the in-tree M14/41 with the 13.2mm hull-mounted coaxial machine-gun, which can be useful, but it is purely situational.

General info

Survivability and armour

The M14/41 (47/40) offers decent armour protection and survivability for a rank II tank, but it has to be played carefully. The turret can block some shells with its 45 mm front, and the mantlet can ricochet some rounds, but due to the rank increase, it will be more and more challenging to rely on your armour alone. The upper glacis can be penetrated, but some sharp angles can occasionally save you. The most obvious weak spot is the driver's vision slot and the side armour, which is only 25 mm unsloped. Spacing between the crew members will save you, but if shots penetrate, it won't be easy to recover. The driver and machine gunner sit behind the transmission, which can increase their chances of survival.

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm



The mobility of this tank(including the M14/41) is not great, but not terrible, either.  The player won't be first at the capture point, but he or she won't be last either, and there is no neutral steering, so the tank will take a moment to turn around.

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 38 6 14.6 194 238 13.29 16.3
Realistic 34 6 111 125 7.6 8.56


Main armament

Main article: 47/40 mod.38 (47 mm)

This tank fields a standard-issue Italian 47 mm cannon, which can be found on the non-premium M14/41 as well. As with all low to mid-tier Italian guns, this 47 mm features a good selection of shells. The APBC offers excellent penetration and after effect capabilities, which will always reward the player who can find weak spots on the enemy tanks.

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 87 -10°/+20° ±180° N/A __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__


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 2.0 0.1 150 79° 80° 81°
Granata Perforante mod.39 APBC 755 1.44 1.2 9.0 30 47° 60° 65°

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Machine guns

The selling point of this tank is a hull-mounted 13.2mm Breda Mod.31 heavy machine gun. While it is up in the bracket with the other high caliber machine guns, this heavy machine-gun lacks behind in battle conditions. It will become unusable the moment tank loses co-driver/radio operator. Since it is hull-mounted, its traverse and firing angles are decent, but not perfect and it can still damage the open top-vehicles and pick off enemy crew members one by one.
13.2 mm Breda Mod.31
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Hull 300 (30) 450 -8°/+20° ±10°

The 8mm Breda Mod.38 is a standard Italian roof-mounted machine gun that acts similarly to other low caliber ones. It is useful against low flying planes and can be used to spot targets for your allies. 

8 mm Breda Mod. 38
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 2,424 (24) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle 288 (24) 600 -__°/+__° N/A

Usage in battles

This tank plays precisely like its in-tree brother, but it is a premium, so it will reward players who know what they are doing. Decent mobility and gun will carry you through most of the battle, and armour is there, saving you. Spaced out crew compartment will ensure your survival, and it is advised to use the 13.2 mm Breda to do some damage or knock out fences and small trees.


Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

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M41 Carro Comando (An M41 Self-Propelled Command Tank)

Historically, this is rather a different vehicle than in-game. The only variant of the M14/41 was a command vehicle, which had its turret removed and only had a Breda mod.38 machine gun mounted as the anti-air weapon on the turret ring, while the 13.2 mm Breda machine gun was hull-mounted. These command vehicles were then added to the SPG platoons. They used RF1 CA and RF3 M2 radios to communicate with Tank Command and other units.


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See also

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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"