OF-40

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RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40
it_of_40_mk_1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
7.7/7.7/7.7BR
4 peopleCrew
86 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
70 / 35 / 25Hull
68 / 47 / 30Turret
Mobility
43.0 tWeight
1 584 hp830 hpEngine power
37 hp/t19 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
72 km/h forward
28 km/h back
65 km/h forward
25 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm OTO Melara 105/52 cannonMain weapon
61 roundsAmmunition
19 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
1 500 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
4 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
170 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
440 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 800 / 2 678/4 400 / 6 547/3 500 / 5 208Repair
130 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
440 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 400 Ge icon.pngAces
208 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
170 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage OF-40.jpg


The Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40 is a rank V Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

The OF-40's armour isn't great, but it certainly is in a way better than the Leopard 1's. The OF-40's turret has very weird angles, so you can bounce some incoming shots from there. The sides (excluding the spaced armour in the turret) are only 35 mm thick at most, so you can't rely on the armour as much as you could hope to compared to other tanks that fight at the OF-40's battle rating. The OF-40 has better protection when it comes to the front plate. It is 170 mm thick front-on. Other than that, its hull is very weak, so it cannot be completely relied on. Its survivability is average. In most cases, enemies will only manage to take out one crew member, the gunner and loader are quite spaced out between each other. The same cannot be said about the rest of the crew however. The OF-40 can and will take a hit and with smoke launchers it will survive better than most.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 72 28 43 1,286 1,584 29.91 36.84
Realistic 65 25 734 830 17.07 19.3

The OF-40 has great mobility, similar to the Leopard 1. It can handle off-road with an average speed of around 40 km/h. On flat surfaces, the OF-40 will reach around 60-65 km/h. It has great static mobility when spaded (not as great when stock). It can keep up with the light tanks and be one of the first to the capture point if you try hard enough.

Armaments

Main armament

105 mm OTO Melara 105/52 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 61 -9°/+20° ±180° N/A 19.0 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ 8.7 _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic 11.9 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

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
M392A2 APDS 303 302 296 277 257 252
M393A2 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
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%
M392A2 APDS 1,478 4.00 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°
M393A2 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4,310 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,173 10.50 N/A 0.1 1,270 65° 72° 77°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
(m)
Screen deploy time
(s)
Screen hold time
(s)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
M416 730 11.4 20 5 25 50

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
61 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Optics

OF-40 Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X8.0 X16.1
Comparable optics ___

Machine guns

7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Coaxial 4,000 (200) 600 N/A N/A
Pintle 1,500 (200) 600 -8°/+20° ±120°

Usage in battles

Even though it is a medium tank, its armour is very similar to the Leopard 1. The mantlet can bounce or soak some APDS/APFSDS shells but it will usually end up damaging the cannon breech and knocking out 1 or 2 crew members

The OF-40 is an overall great tank that can fulfil most tasks on the battlefield. However, the OF-40 has access to something very powerful: a laser rangefinder, which is unheard of at its battle rating of 7.7. With this, you can range out tanks at very far ranges with ease in less than a second. Measurements given will be much more accurate than the estimate the gunner will give without a rangefinder. This makes the OF-40 a great sniper and it exceeds in this field. Using the mobility, the OF-40 can get to the key positions and sniper spots at a good pace. In the right spot, the OF-40 can apply lots of pressure to the enemy team from a considerable range.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire M393A2 NVD
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M416 Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support M456 Laser rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good main gun handling
  • Has a laser rangefinder, making sniping much easier
  • Spaced armour in the turret allows taking some autocannon hits, the mantlet are immune to HESH, and some AP shots bounce if the turret is angled
  • Quick and agile tank when upgraded
  • HEAT shells combined with the laser rangefinder almost guarantees that you will cause damage

Cons:

  • No stabilizer
  • Non-ideal stock grind with only APDS to start off with
  • Turret, while more armoured than its German cousin Leopard 1, is quite boxy and can be spotted easily if peeking over a ridge line or hilltop
  • Only 19+1 rounds in its ready racks, any more ammo is stored next to the driver in the lightly armoured hull and can be easily set off by a penetrating hit
  • Slightly below average turret traverse without aced crew

History

The OF-40 was produced in Italy primarily for export to other countries. The only country that took an interest in these tanks was the United Arab Emirates. They purchased many of these tanks.

Media

The OF-40 in the jungle.

See also

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External links

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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
P40  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
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"