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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' (shortened to '''{{Specs|pseudonym}}''') is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun {{Battle-rating|1}}. This vehicle was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].  
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' (shortened to '''{{Specs|pseudonym}}''') is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun {{Battle-rating|1}}. This vehicle was introduced in [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]].  
  
The OTOMATIC is a radar-equipped SPAAG that is capable of shooting proximity fuzed frag rounds, and can destroy planes even in a single, well-aimed shot; therefore, it should be used as such, 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 good penetration of the sabot rounds and the two-axis stabilizer.
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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; therefore, it should be used as such, 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 good penetration of the sabot rounds and the two-axis stabilizer.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
 
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This vehicle provides abundant play style depending on how players are comfortable using it. You can take full ammo 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 ammunition load to join your first-line team suggest ammo distribution 12 APDSFS & 16 HE-VT &2 APHE shell) as supplementary firepower while intercepting aircraft. Finally, when centre on point, launch an offensive because you need APDSFS Supplement.
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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 supplementary firepower while intercepting aircraft.  
  
OTOMATIC is proficient in street combat, the full-automatic gun allows you to ruin enemy troops in a very short time.
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The OTOMATIC is proficient in street combat; the fully-automatic gun allows you to ruin enemy troops in a very short time.
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
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* Radar guidance system
 
* Radar guidance system
* Equipped by default with HE-VT fuze shells capable of annihilating aircraft within 1-3 indirect hits. Direct hits usually destroy the aircraft
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* 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.
 
* Excellent scoped zoom for an SPAA.
 
* 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

Revision as of 21:38, 10 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.png8 300 / 12 508/5 500 / 8 288/4 000 / 6 027Repair
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

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; therefore, it should be used as such, 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 good penetration of the sabot rounds and the two-axis stabilizer.

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 supplementary firepower while intercepting aircraft.

The OTOMATIC is proficient in street combat; the fully-automatic gun allows you to ruin enemy troops in a very short 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 stabilizer
  • 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 shells that don't explode until about 4.6 km, 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, very easy 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, greatly increasing reload speed
  • The gun doesn't elevate fully

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Italy anti-aircraft vehicles
AS 42 · R3 T20 FA-HS · M42 Contraereo · SIDAM 25 · OTOMATIC · SIDAM 25 (Mistral)