OF-40 (MTCA)

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Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40 (MTCA)
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
4 peopleCrew
front / side / backArmour
70 / 35 / 25Hull
68 / 47 / 30Turret
Mobility
43.0 tWeight
77 km/h forward
28 km/h back
70 km/h forward
25 km/h back
Speed
Armament
105 mm OTO Melara 105/52 cannonMain weapon
61 roundsAmmunition
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 080 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
4 000 roundsAmmunition
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
Economy
Sl icon.png3 700/3 650/3 000Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
790 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
× (214 + 100 Talisman.png) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage OF-40 (MTCA).jpg


The Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40 (MTCA) is a gift rank VI Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

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 helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Mobility

Write about the mobility of the ground vehicle. Estimate the specific power and manoeuvrability, as well as the maximum speed forward and backwards.

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
43.0 N/A 78 (AB)
70 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 1,550 1,908
Realistic/Simulator 884 1,000
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 36.05 44.37
Realistic/Simulator 20.56 23.26

Armaments

Main armament

105 mm OTO Melara 105/52
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
61 -9°/+20° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
Arcade 38.1 52.7 63.1  ??.??  ??.??
Realistic 23.8 28.0 33.5  ??.??  ??.??
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior +
Full crew
Prior +
Expert qualif.
Prior +
Ace qualif.
8.7 7.7  ??.??  ??.??

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
DM23 APFSDS 337 335 330 322 314 306
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)
Normalisation at 30°
from horizontal
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.79 N/A N/A N/A  ?.?° 78° 80° 81°
M392A2 APDS 1,478 4.0 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 75° 78° 80°
M393A2 HESH 732 14.85 0.4 0.1 4305.6 +0.0° 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,173 10.5 N/A 0.1 1270.7 +0.0° 65° 72° 75°
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 (MTCA) Optics
Default magnification Maximum magnification
Main Gun optics X8.0 X16.1
Comparable optics  ???

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Commander pintle mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
1,080 (200) 576 -8°/+20° ±120°
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Coaxial mount
Capacity
(Belt capacity)
Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
4,000 (200) 600 N/A N/A

Usage in 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 instead 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).

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive M393A2
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire M456 NVD
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism M416 Smoke grenade
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support DM23 Laser rangefinder

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • One of the most mobile and speedy main battle tanks of its rank; gives the Leopard A1A1 and A1A1 L/44 a run for their money!
  • Great gun handling - vertical and horizontal turret/gun speeds are some of the best
  • Laser rangefinder and a good zoom range permit easy sniping and long-range shots
  • Plentiful selection of ammo; APDS, APFSDS, HESH, HEAT-FS, and smoke shells, handy for marking enemies or blocking their line of sight
  • Spaced turret armour can save you from some autocannon fire, the front and sides are immune to HESH, and AP shot can bounce if angled
  • 12.7 mm (.50 cal) commander's roof gun with 1,080 round ammo count is great for disabling light vehicles and fending off harassing planes and helicopters

Cons:

  • Rather large profile; the turret is quite large while peeking over a hilltop or ridgeline (although it can bounce shots; see above)
  • Low ready rack capacity (19+1); if carrying more than 20 shells, the spare rounds are placed next to the driver in the lightly armoured hull

History

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Media

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See also

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

External links


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"