R3 T20 FA-HS

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General characteristics
4 peopleCrew
70 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
33 / 15 / 15Hull
0 / 0 / 0Turret
3.7 tWeight
181 hp95 hpEngine power
48.9 hp/t25.7 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
125 km/h forward
32 km/h back
115 km/h forward
29 km/h back
20 mm Oerlikon KAD cannonMain weapon
600 roundsAmmunition
7 / 9.1 sReload
120 roundsBelt capacity
997 shots/minFire rate
-10° / 60°Vertical guidance
26000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2250 / 2918/1780 / 2308/2000 / 2594Repair
29000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100000 Sl icon.pngExperts
400 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
100 % Sl icon.png80 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png


GarageImage R3 T20 FA-HS.jpg

The OTO R3 T20 FA-HS is a Rank III Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

General info

Survivability and armour

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Main armament

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Usage in battles

The R3 is designated as an SPAA, and perfoms in this role extremely effectively. The auto cannon has a rapid rate of fire and high velocity, allowing the R3 to tear aircraft to shreds. With accurate fire, a short burst will obliterate most aircraft in very little time. When the skys are clear and there are no more planes to shoot down, the R3 becomes a highly flexible vehicle, being able to zip around the map at high speed performing various tasks. Early game it makes an excellent recon vehicle, being able to capture points, oversee the battlefield and destroy enemy vehicles.

With over 50mm of penetration and its exceptional speed, the R3 makes short work of British and American medium tanks from the side and will shred light tanks and other SPAA. The R3 does not have the penetration to handle heavy tanks and so tanks like the KV-1 should be avoided.

Pros and cons

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  • With the best belt, it is possible to penetrate many tanks, including the sides of the Sherman and many low-tier British and Soviet tanks
  • Twin-axis stabilizer at 3.3
  • Immensely fast, often the first vehicle on the cap
  • Seemingly invincible wheels
  • Front plate has armour thickness sufficient to deflect most machine gun rounds, and even certain light cannon rounds
  • Immense fire rate, a 20 mm firing at 996 rounds per minute can do quite a number on low tier aircraft, often snapping wings off IL-2s
  • Very little lead is required to score hits on planes
  • Large ammo pool, with no need to reload
  • Somehow capable of righting itself even when flipped on its roof
  • By aiming backwards and firing while driving, the recoil can be used as a turbo to propel the light vehicle forward.
  • Can bounce rounds with its sloped frontal armour.


  • Very little side and roof armour, can be very easily dispatched by anything larger than a 7.7 mm, in most cases can be destroyed by M2s mounted on both tanks and planes.
  • Engine is very fragile and susceptible to machine gun fire from behind, concentrated 7.7 mm fire can actually destroy the engine
  • Sub-par reverse gear compared with its forward gear
  • Tips over. Very often. Especially when firing
  • As with many wheeled vehicles, awful in the sand
  • Due to its size, can be very easily crushed
  • Hard collisions damage modules and can often injure or incapacitate the crew
  • The gun doesn't fully elevate
  • A widely hated vehicle by enemy players. You will be a primary target for both aircraft and ground vehicles.
  • 12.7mm machine gun fire is devastating


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See also

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External links

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