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The OTO Main Anti-aircraft Tank for Intercept and Combat (shortened to OTOMATIC) is a Rank VI Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). This vehicle was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
The OTOMATIC is a radar-equipped SPAAG that is capable of shooting proximity fused frag rounds and can destroy planes even in a single, well-aimed shot. Shooting down aircraft should be the primary use of this vehicle at least until APFSDS rounds are unlocked, so staying in a cap zone is recommended, as the unit doesn't carry a lot of ammo (90 shells for a cannon with a 0.5s reload). When APFSDS are available, the OTOMATIC may defend capture points against enemy tanks as well, while still dealing with aircraft, or it can switch to a more mobile, MBT-like playstyle, mostly thanks to the excellent penetration of the sabot rounds and the two-axis stabiliser.
Survivability and armour
- Rolled homogeneous armour
- Structural steel (Radar equipment, Mudguards)
- Rubber-fabric screens
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear||Roof|
|Hull|| 70 mm (59°), 35 mm (81°) Front glacis
50 mm (52°) Lower glacis
25 mm (81°), 50 mm (30-46°) Ammo stowage hatch
| 25-35 mm Top
30 mm Bottom
|25 mm (1-40°)|| 30 mm (89°) Front |
15 mm (89°) Rear
5 mm Engine grille
|Turret|| 25 mm (25-45°) Turret front
25 mm (17-83°) Gun mantlet
|25 mm (0-11°)||25 mm (1-10°)||15 mm|
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on Armor
|Max speed (km/h)|
|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|76 mm OTO Breda Cannone da 76/62|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
Usage in the battles
This vehicle provides abundant play styles depending on how players are comfortable using it. You can take a full ammo load of 90 rounds and hide in a re-spawn point or building as a conventional SPAA. It can do this job very well, and you can also reduce the ammunition load to join your team on the front lines. The suggested ammo distribution is 12 APDSFS & 16 HE-VT, and 2 APHE shells) as additional firepower while intercepting aircraft.
The OTOMATIC is proficient in street combat; the fully-automatic gun allows you to ruin enemy troops in a brief amount of time.
Pros and cons
- Radar guidance system
- Equipped by default with HE-VT fuse shells capable of annihilating aircraft within 1-3 indirect hits. Direct hits usually destroy the aircraft in one blow
- Excellent scoped zoom for an SPAA.
- Immense fire rate for the gun calibre; 120 RPM for a 76 mm gun
- Two axis stabiliser
- APFSDS can penetrate up to 311 mm, enough to kill any top-tier MBT with a well-placed shot
- Equipped with APHE shells, capable of dealing with many light tanks and the XM-1
- Capable of taking out long-range helicopters with ammunition which does not explode until approximately 4.6 km away, allowing for shots well past the radar tracking range
- Doesn't hull break
- The OF-40 chassis provides reasonable protection and mobility (especially compared to the M163 and ZSU-23-4)
- Fantastic turret rotation and elevation speed
- Turret has immensely thin armour, can be penetrated by other SPAA as well as secondary cannons from the MBT-70 or AMX-40
- Several turret-mounted ammo racks that are almost impossible not to hit
- APFSDS rounds are a tier IV modification
- APFSDS capacity limited to 12 rounds
- APFSDS has limited accuracy at range
- HE-VT has a max range about 4.6 km, shells will self destruct when fired past this distance
- Massive profile, straightforward to spot and shoot
- This vehicle's reputation precedes it. Enemies will show no mercy
- APHE's penetration is abysmal, and 62mm consistently fails to penetrate the sides of Abrams or T-64s/T-72s/T-80s
- Magazine capacity of 12 rounds. Every round must be individually loaded into the magazine, significantly increasing reload speed
- The gun doesn't elevate fully
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