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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|OTO Breda Cannone da 76/62 (76 mm)}}
 
{{main|OTO Breda Cannone da 76/62 (76 mm)}}
 
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! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
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! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
 
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 0° Angle of Attack'''
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
 
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! 10m
 
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! 2000m
 
! 2000m
 
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| 76/62 SAPOM || SAPHEI || 60 || 58 || 50 || 45 || 35 || 30  
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| 76/62 SAPOM || APHE || 60 || 58 || 50 || 45 || 35 || 30  
 
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| 76/62 APFSDS || APFSDS || 311 || 308 || 301 || 291 || 281 || 271  
 
| 76/62 APFSDS || APFSDS || 311 || 308 || 301 || 291 || 281 || 271  
 
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| 76/62 HE-MOM || HE-VT* || 14 || 14 || 14 || 14 || 14 || 14
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| 76/62 HE-MOM || HE-VT* || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13 || 13
 
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! 100%
 
! 100%
 
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| 76/62 SAPOM || SAPHEI || 910 || 6.35 || 1.3 || 15 || 662.4 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 8°1
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| 76/62 SAPOM || APHE || 910 || 6.4 || 1.3 || 15 || 662.4 || ° || 47° || 60° || 65°
 
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| 76/62 APFSDS || APFSDS || 1580 || 2.18 || N/A || N/A || N/A || +1.5° || 78° || 80° || 81°
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| 76/62 APFSDS || APFSDS || 1580 || 2.2 || N/A || N/A || N/A || ° || 78° || 80° || 81°
 
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|-  
 
| 76/62 HE-MOM || HE-VT* || 910 || 6.3 || 0.2 || 0.1 || 969.12 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
| 76/62 HE-MOM || HE-VT* || 910 || 6.3 || 0.2 || 0.1 || 969.12 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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===Radars===
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== Usage in the battles ==
{{main|SMA VPS-A05‎|SMA VPG-A06}}
 
The OTOMATIC is equipped with a [[SMA VPS-A05]] search radar and a [[SMA VPG-A06]] tracking radar; both radars are located on the top of the turret, with the SMA VPS-A05 being mounted on an arm at the rear, and the SMA VPG-A06 being mounted further forwards on the left hand side of the turret roof. The radar system is capable of tracking a target while scanning, but can only track targets within a 180° arc from the front of the turret. Neither radar can be folded at this time.
 
 
 
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! colspan="5" | [[SMA VPS-A05]] - Target Detection Radar
 
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! {{Annotation|Maximum<br/>Detection<br/>Range|The maximum possible range at which a target can be detected}}
 
! {{Annotation|Minimum<br/>Detection<br/>Range|The range, below which, a target cannot be detected}}
 
! {{Annotation|Max Azimuth<br/>Scan Angle|How far to each side the radar can scan (widest search mode)}}
 
! {{Annotation|Max Elevation<br/>Scan Angle|How far up and down the radar can scan (widest search mode)}}
 
! {{Annotation|Minimum<br/>relative speed|The minimum speed a target must be moving, relative to the radar, in order to be detectable by the radar}}
 
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| 20,000 m || 500 m || 360° || ??? || 10 m/s (36 km/h)
 
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! colspan="5" | [[SMA VPG-A06]] - Target Tracking Radar
 
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! {{Annotation|Maximum<br/>Tracking<br/>Range|The maximum range at which a target can be tracked}}
 
! {{Annotation|Minimum<br/>Tracking<br/>Range|The range below which targets cannot be tracked by the radar}}
 
! {{Annotation|Azimuth Tracking<br/>Angle|How far to each side the radar can track a target}}
 
! {{Annotation|Elevation Tracking<br/>Angle|How far up and down the radar can track a target}}
 
! {{Annotation|Minimum<br/>target speed|The minimum speed a target must be moving, relative to the radar, in order to be tracked by the radar}}
 
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| 16,000 m || 75 m || ±90° || -15°/+87° || 15 m/s (54 km/h)
 
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== Usage in battles ==
 
 
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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.  
 
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.  
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=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
  
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* Immense fire rate for the gun calibre; 120 RPM for a 76 mm gun
 
* Immense fire rate for the gun calibre; 120 RPM for a 76 mm gun
 
* Two axis stabiliser
 
* Two axis stabiliser
* APFSDS can penetrate up to 311 mm, enough to destroy any top-rank MBT with a well-placed shot
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* 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
 
* 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
 
* 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
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* HE-VT has a max range about 4.6 km, shells will self destruct when fired past this distance
 
* 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
 
* Massive profile, straightforward to spot and shoot
* This vehicle's reputation precedes it, enemies will prioritise its destruction
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* 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
 
* 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
 
* Magazine capacity of 12 rounds. Every round must be individually loaded into the magazine, significantly increasing reload speed
 
* The gun doesn't elevate fully
 
* The gun doesn't elevate fully
* Rate of fire decreases when your loader is knocked out
 
  
 
== History ==
 
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Development of the OTOMATIC SPAAG began during the mid 1980s as a private venture of the OTO Melara company. The basic concept behind the OTOMATIC was to take the successful 76mm Super Rapido utility cannon used on naval vessels and fit it to a suitable mobile platform in order to create a long-range SPAA vehicle that would outmatch similar designs such as the German Gepard or British Marksman system. Although a challenging feat, Italian engineers eventually succeeded in this endeavour, creating a vehicle that wasn’t only up to the latest technological standards but also perfectly suited, and even exceeded, various NATO requirements of the time. The first prototype of the OTOMATIC was ready for testing in the late 1980s. Intended to be compatible with a large number of NATO vehicles of the time, the OTOMATIC, similarly to the British Marksman system, was tested on several hulls and it was planned to be capable of fitting any NATO tank, including the Leopard 2 and M1 Abrams. However, as the Cold War ended and general interest for SPAAG vehicles began declining in favour of more modern missile systems, the OTOMATIC project never received any interest from potential users. For the Italian army, the project was initially accepted, but later abandoned due to budget cuts.
 
 
 
''- From [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5943-development-otomatic-spaag-belated-perfection-en Devblog]''
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
 
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'''Predecessor'''
 
  
 
* [[SIDAM 25]]
 
* [[SIDAM 25]]
 
'''Similar vehicles in other nations'''
 
 
 
* [[M247]]
 
* [[M247]]
 
* [[M163]]
 
* [[M163]]
* [[Gepard]]
 
* [[ZSU-23-4|ZSU-23-4 "Shilka"]]
 
 
* [[Falcon]]
 
* [[Falcon]]
 
* [[Chieftain Marksman]]
 
* [[Chieftain Marksman]]
* [[Type 87]]
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* [[ZSU-23-4|ZSU-23-4 "Shilka"]]  
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* [[Gepard]]
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* [https://warthunder.com/en/news/5943-development-otomatic-spaag-belated-perfection-en [Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> OTOMATIC SPAAG: Belated Perfection]
 
* [https://forum.warthunder.com/index.php?/topic/435771-otomatic-spaag-belated-perfection/ [Forum<nowiki>]</nowiki> Official Forum Thread for the {{PAGENAME}}.]
 
  
 
{{Italy anti-aircraft vehicles}}
 
{{Italy anti-aircraft vehicles}}

Revision as of 23:26, 20 February 2019

OTO Main Anti-aircraft Tank for Intercept and Combat
it_otomatic.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.3/9.3/9.3BR
SPAAClass
4 peopleCrew
Mobility
46.0 tWeight
7 forward
2 back
Gear box
Armament
76 mm OTO Breda Cannone da 76/62 cannonWeapon 1
90 roundsAmmunition
-5° / 60°Vertical guidance
two-planeStabilizer
Economy
250 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
690 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png7 200 / 10 029/4 800 / 6 686/3 500 / 4 875Repair
200 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
690 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.26 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage OTOMATIC.jpg


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 9.3 (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.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • 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

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
46.0 N/A 71 (AB)
65 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 1,179 ____
Realistic/Simulator 734 ____
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 25.63 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 15.96 __.__

Armaments

Main armament

76 mm OTO Breda Cannone da 76/62
Capacity Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
90 -5°/+60° ±180° Two-plane
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 23.8 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
0.6 __.__ __.__ __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
76/62 SAPOM APHE 60 58 50 45 35 30
76/62 APFSDS APFSDS 311 308 301 291 281 271
76/62 HE-MOM HE-VT* 13 13 13 13 13 13
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
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%
76/62 SAPOM APHE 910 6.4 1.3 15 662.4 ° 47° 60° 65°
76/62 APFSDS APFSDS 1580 2.2 N/A N/A N/A ° 78° 80° 81°
76/62 HE-MOM HE-VT* 910 6.3 0.2 0.1 969.12 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
90 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+) no

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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

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

Sources

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

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


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