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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage M26 "D.C.Ariete".jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' (132nd armored division) is a gift Rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian medium tank {{Battle-rating|1}}. It was introduced in [[Update_1.73_"Vive_la_France"|Update 1.73 "Vive la France"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
''Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpfull for survival in combat?''
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''If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.''-->
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'''Armour type:'''
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* Cast homogeneous armour (Front, turret)
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* Rolled homogeneous armour (Side, Rear, Roof)
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Armour !! Front (Slope angle) !! Sides !! Rear !! Roof
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|-
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| Hull || 101.6 mm (42-46°) ''Front Glacis'' <br> 162.5 mm (25-60°) ''Upper front glacis'' <br> 76.2 mm (28-53°) ''Lower Glacis'' || 76.2 mm (0-1°) ''Front'' <br> 50.8 mm (0-3°) ''Rear'' || 50.8 mm (7°) ''Top'' <br> 22.2 mm (71°) ''Bottom'' || 22.2 mm
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|-
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| Turret || 101.6 mm (1-55°) ''Turret front'' <br> 114.3 mm (1-84°) ''Gun mantlet''|| 76.2 mm (2-54°) || 76.2 mm (0-79°) || 25.4 mm
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|-
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! Armour !! Sides !! Roof
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|-
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| Cupola || 76.2 mm || 25.4 mm
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|-
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|}
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'''Notes:'''
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* Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
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* Belly armour is 25.4 mm thick.
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
''Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and maneuverability as well as the maximum speed forward and backward.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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!colspan="3" | Mobility characteristic
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|-
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! Weight (tons)
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!colspan="1" | Add-on Armor<br>weight (tons)
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!colspan="1" | Max speed (km/h)
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|-
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|rowspan="2" | 41.6 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | N/A || colspan="1" | 45 (AB)
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|-
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|40 (RB/SB)
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|-
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!colspan="3" | Engine power (horsepower)
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|-
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!colspan="1" | Mode
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!Stock
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!Upgraded
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|-
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|''Arcade''
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|775
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|954
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|-
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|''Realistic/Simulator''
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|442
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|500
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|-
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!colspan="3" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
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|-
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!colspan="1" | Mode
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!Stock
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!Upgraded
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|-
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|''Arcade''
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|18.63
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|22.93
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|-
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|''Realistic/Simulator''
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|10.63
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|12.02
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|-
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|}
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
''Give the reader information about the characteristics of the main gun. Assess its effectiveness in a battle based on the reloading speed, ballistics and the power of shells. Do not forget about the flexibilty of the fire, that is how quickly the cannon can be aimed at the target, open fire on it and aim at another enemy. Add a link to the main article on the gun: <code><nowiki>{{main|Name of the weapon}}</nowiki></code>. Describe in general terms the ammunition available for the main gun. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage.''
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{{main|M3 (90 mm)}}
  
=== Additional armament ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
''Some tanks are armed with several guns in one or more turrets. Evaluate the additional weaponry and give advice on its use. Describe the ammunition available for additional weaponry. Give advice on how to use them and how to fill the ammunition storage. If there is no additional weaponry remove this subsection.''
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|-
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! colspan="6" | [[M3 (90 mm)|90 mm M3]]
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|-
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! colspan="3" |Capacity
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
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|-
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| colspan="3" | 70 || -10°/+20° || ±180°
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|-
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! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
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|-
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! style="width:4em" |Mode
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! style="width:4em" |Stock
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! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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|-
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| ''Arcade'' || 22.8 || __.__ || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
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|-
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| ''Realistic'' || 14.28 || 16.80 || 20.4 || 22.60 || 24.00
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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|-
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
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! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
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|-
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| 9.7 || __.__ || __.__ || __.__
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|-
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|}
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===== Ammunition =====
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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|-
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! 10m
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! 100m
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! 500m
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! 1000m
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! 1500m
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! 2000m
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|-
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| T33 shot || AP || 189 || 188 || 163 || 137 || 115 || 96
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|-
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| M71 shell || HE || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13
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|-
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| M82 shot || APCBC || 165 || 164 || 150 || 137 || 125 || 114
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|-
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| M304 shot || APCR || 264 || 260 || 245 || 226 || 210 || 191
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
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|-
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
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! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
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''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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''in mm:''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
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! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
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|-
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! 0%
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! 50%
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! 100%
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|-
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| T33 shot || 822 || 11 || N/A || N/A || N/A || -1° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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|-
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| M71 shell || 823 || 11 || 0.1 || 0.5 || 925 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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|-
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| M82 shot || 807 || 11 || 1.2 || 20 || 137.2 || +4° || 48° || 63° || 71°
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|-
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| M304 shot || 1021 || 7.6 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 66° || 70° || 72°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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! colspan="7" | Smoke characteristic
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|-
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! Ammunition
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! Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! ''Screen radius <br /> in m''
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! ''Screen time <br /> in s''
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! ''Screen hold time <br /> in s:''
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! ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
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|-
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| M313 || 821 || 11 || 13 || 5 || 20 || 50
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|-
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|}
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===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
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[[File:Ammoracks_M26.png|right|thumbnail|[[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] of the M26 Pershing|x250px]]
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{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |4th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |5th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |6th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |7th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |8th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |9th<br /> rack empty
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! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
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|-
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| '''70''' || 61&nbsp;''(+9)'' || 55&nbsp;''(+15)'' || 49&nbsp;''(+21)'' || 41&nbsp;''(+29)'' || 33&nbsp;''(+37)'' || 25&nbsp;''(+45)'' || 17&nbsp;''(+53)'' || 9&nbsp;''(+61)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+69)'' || style="text-align:left" |  no
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Machine guns ===
 
=== 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.''
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{{main|Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|Browning (7.62 mm)}}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="7" | [[Browning M2 (12.7 mm)|12.7 mm M2HB]]
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|-
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! colspan="7" | ''Pintle mount''
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|-
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! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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|-
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| colspan="4" | 1,000 (200) || 576 || -10°/+50° || ±120°
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|-
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|}
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! colspan="7" | [[Browning (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm M1919A4]]
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|-
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! colspan="7" | ''Coaxial mount''
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|-
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! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
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! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
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! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
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|-
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| colspan="4" | 5,250 (250) || 500 || N/A || N/A
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|-
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|}
  
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
''Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in a bulleted list. Do not use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".''
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
*
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* Penetrating 90 mm M82 rounds can one-shot most tanks
 
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* Low profile
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* Nice handling at Gear 5
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* .50 caliber machine gun on top helps for anti-aircraft defenses
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* Fast reverse speed
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
*
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* Turret ring can be easily damaged
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* Slow compared to other nation's medium tanks, especially acceleration
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* Heavy handling at low speed
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* 90 mm gun penetration not the best
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
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{{Italy medium tanks}}
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{{Italy premium ground vehicles}}

Revision as of 23:20, 1 February 2019

M26 Pershing 132ª Divisione corazzata "Ariete"
it_m26_ariete.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
6.3/6.3/6.3BR
5 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
101 / 76 / 51Hull
101 / 76 / 76Turret
Mobility
41.6 tWeight
53 km/h forward
16 km/h back
47 km/h forward
14 km/h back
Speed
Armament
90 mm M3 cannonMain weapon
70 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 50°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
5 250 roundsAmmunition
250 roundsBelt capacity
500 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 100/3 070/3 240Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
360 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
990 Ge icon.pngAces
× (184 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage M26 "D.C.Ariete".jpg


The M26 Pershing 132ª Divisione corazzata "Ariete" (132nd armored division) is a gift Rank IV Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Cast homogeneous armour (Front, turret)
  • Rolled homogeneous armour (Side, Rear, Roof)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 101.6 mm (42-46°) Front Glacis
162.5 mm (25-60°) Upper front glacis
76.2 mm (28-53°) Lower Glacis
76.2 mm (0-1°) Front
50.8 mm (0-3°) Rear
50.8 mm (7°) Top
22.2 mm (71°) Bottom
22.2 mm
Turret 101.6 mm (1-55°) Turret front
114.3 mm (1-84°) Gun mantlet
76.2 mm (2-54°) 76.2 mm (0-79°) 25.4 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 76.2 mm 25.4 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 25.4 mm thick.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
41.6 N/A 45 (AB)
40 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 775 954
Realistic/Simulator 442 500
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 18.63 22.93
Realistic/Simulator 10.63 12.02

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: M3 (90 mm)
90 mm M3
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
70 -10°/+20° ±180°
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 22.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 14.28 16.80 20.4 22.60 24.00
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
9.7 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
T33 shot AP 189 188 163 137 115 96
M71 shell HE 13 13 13 13 13 13
M82 shot APCBC 165 164 150 137 125 114
M304 shot APCR 264 260 245 226 210 191
Shell details
Ammunition 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%
T33 shot 822 11 N/A N/A N/A -1° 47° 60° 65°
M71 shell 823 11 0.1 0.5 925 +0° 79° 80° 81°
M82 shot 807 11 1.2 20 137.2 +4° 48° 63° 71°
M304 shot 1021 7.6 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
M313 821 11 13 5 20 50
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the M26 Pershing
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
70 61 (+9) 55 (+15) 49 (+21) 41 (+29) 33 (+37) 25 (+45) 17 (+53) (+61) (+69) no

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,000 (200) 576 -10°/+50° ±120°
7.62 mm M1919A4
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
5,250 (250) 500 N/A N/A

Usage in the battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Penetrating 90 mm M82 rounds can one-shot most tanks
  • Low profile
  • Nice handling at Gear 5
  • .50 caliber machine gun on top helps for anti-aircraft defenses
  • Fast reverse speed

Cons:

  • Turret ring can be easily damaged
  • Slow compared to other nation's medium tanks, especially acceleration
  • Heavy handling at low speed
  • 90 mm gun penetration not the best

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ground vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too big, take it to a separate article, taking a link to an article about the vehicle and adding a block "/historical reference" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Name-vehicles/historical reference) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to include links to sources at the end of the article.

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

ETC.

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


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"

Italy premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  M13/40 (II) · AUBL/74 HVG
Medium tanks  P40 "G.C. Leoncello" · M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete" · OF-40 (MTCA)
Tank destroyers  M43 "G.C.Leoncello"