OF-40 Mk.2A

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Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40 Mk.2A
General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
86 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
70 / 35 / 25Hull
68 / 47 / 30Turret
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
105 mm OTO Melara 105/52 cannonMain weapon
61 roundsAmmunition
19 roundsFirst-order
6.7 / 8.7 sReload
-9° / 20°Vertical guidance
12.7 mm M2HB machine gunMachinegun
1 080 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
577 shots/minFire rate
-8° / 20°Vertical guidance
-120° / 120°Horizontal guidance
4 000 roundsAmmunition
8.0 / 10.4 sReload
200 roundsBelt capacity
600 shots/minFire rate
180 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
490 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 600 / 11 308/5 360 / 7 975/4 600 / 6 844Repair
140 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
490 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 000 Ge icon.pngAces
214 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
180 % Sl icon.png150 % Sl icon.png110 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage OF-40 Mk.2A.jpg

The Carro Armato OTO Melara OF-40 Mk.2A (shortened as OF-40 Mk.2A) is a Rank VI Italian medium tank with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
43.0 N/A 72 (AB)
65 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade ___ ___
Realistic/Simulator ___ ___
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade __.__ __.__
Realistic/Simulator __.__ __.__


Main armament

105 mm OTO Melara 105/52
Capacity Vertical
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 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 23.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
8.7 __.__ __.__ __.__
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
M393A2 APDS 303 302 296 277 257 252
M393 HESH 127 127 127 127 127 127
M456 HEATFS 400 400 400 400 400 400
DM23 APFSDS 385 380 375 370 365 360
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
M393A2 APDS 1,478 4 N/A N/A N/A  ? 75° 78° 80°
M393 HESH 730 15 0.4 0.1 4,310 +0° 73° 77° 80°
M456 HEATFS 1,173 11 0.0 0.1 1,270 +0° 65° 72° 75°
DM23 APFSDS 1,455 3.8 N/A N/A N/A  ? 76° 77° 78°
Smoke characteristic
Ammunition Velocity
in m/s
Mass in kg
Screen radius
in m
Screen time
in s
Screen hold time
in s:
Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
M416 730 11.0 20 5 25 50
Ammo racks
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
61 XX (+XX) XX (+XX) XX (+XX) No

Machine guns

12.7 mm M2HB
Pintle mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
1,080 (200) 577 -8°/+20° ±120°
8 mm Beretta MG 42/59
Coaxial mount
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
4,000 (1,000) 1,200 N/A N/A

Usage in the battles

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Pros and cons


  • Great gun handling - the vertical and horizontal speeds of the turret/gun are among the best compared to contemporaries
  • Optics have good zoom ranges permitting easy long-range shots
  • Commander's machine gun is an upgrade from the regular OF-40; the 7.62 mm FN MAG is replaced with a 12.7 M2 with a big ammo count of 1,080 rounds
  • The turret has flat, spaced plate armour on either side and slightly angled spaced armour towards the gun mantlet - can protect against some autocannon rounds, deflects AP shot if angled, and makes the turret sides immune to incoming HESH rounds
  • Very mobile, rivalling the Leopard A1A1 and in some cases outrunning it!


  • Steep repair price in RB/SB - a stock repair price just 200 SL lower than a fully upgraded A1A1's, and a max one of 10,699 Silver Lions
  • Rather large and bulky turret makes it stick out above ridgelines and hilltops (but can bounce shots, see above)
  • Not a very big amount of ammo (19+1) can be carried in the ready racks; bringing any more shells puts these next to the driver in the lightly armoured hull


After the end of WW2, the Italian industry completely stopped development and production of domestically designed tanks. During the Cold War, the Italian industry would produce armored fighting vehicles for its own needs, however most of these vehicles were foreign designs built under licence.

In the late 1970s, Oto Melara and Fiat began developing the first Italian post-WW2 tank, under a join private venture. As Oto Melara was already mass-producing the German Leopard 1 MBT under licence for the Italian Army, its engineers possessed sufficient experience and know-how in order to develop their own tank.

The resulting vehicle, designated OF-40, turned out to be, somewhat unsurprisingly, very similar in design to the German Leopard 1 already in service with the Italian Army. Nonetheless, the OF-40 became the first domestically developed and produced Italian tank after WW2.

Despite the many similarities however, the Italian military proved reluctant in ordering the OF-40 for mass production. As a result of being unable to find a domestic operator, Oto Melara turned to the export market and soon found a willing buyer - the United Arab Emirates.

Shortly after, the OF-40 was upgraded to the Mk.2 version which, among other things, improved the vehicle’s optics and rangefinder, added a two-plane stabilization system for the main gun, and an improved fire control system, allowing the vehicle to fire improved ammunition.

The OF-40 was only built in limited numbers and for a limited time, with the UAE being the only operator world-wide. The UAE still uses the OF-40 today, although in different roles, with proposals being made to convert the vehicle into a heavy IFV.

- From Devblog


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

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Italy medium tanks
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M13/40  M13/40 (I) · M13/40 (II) · M13/40 (III)
M14/41  M14/41 · M14/41 (47/40)
M15/42  M15/42
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
  M26 "D.C.Ariete" · M26A1 · M47 (105/55) · M60A1 "D.C.Ariete"