SIDAM 25

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This page is about the Italian SPAA SIDAM 25. For the version equipped with Mistral SATCP missiles, see SIDAM 25 (Mistral).
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SIDAM 25
AB RB SB
8.0 8.0 8.0
Class:
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Purchase:390 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Sistema Italiano Difesa Aerea Mobile, 25mm (shortened to SIDAM 25) is a rank V Italian self-propelled anti-aircraft gun with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".

The SIDAM 25 is an optronics-aimed SPAA equipped with 4 x 25 mm Oerlikon KBA cannons with the ability to fire HEI-T* and APDS rounds. Because of the high fire density, this SPAA is able to destroy planes within seconds and just needing a few rounds to hit their target. The M792 belt rounds (HEI-T*) contain a TNT equivalent of 54.4 grams in each projectile, and have a high muzzle velocity of 1,100 m/s, making target leading much easier. However, because of the lack of armour-penetrating rounds in the standard belts, your maximum penetration remains 3 mm until you get the M791 belt (APDS). Once the M791 belt is unlocked, defeating tanks will be much easier, given the 81 mm of penetration at 10 metres, and a muzzle velocity of 1,345 m/s. The potential is however severely limited by the maximum capacity of 660 rounds (165 per gun). Overall, be very careful with your ammunition considering the fire rate and the small ammunition capacity. 4 x 550 rpm and a maximum of 660 rounds means you have about 18 seconds of continuous fire available.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull38 / 44 / 38
Turret38 / 25 / 25
Crew3 people
Visibility123 %

Armour type:

  • Aluminium Alloy 7039
  • Structural steel
  • Gun Steel (Cannons)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 38 mm (46°), 29 mm (46°) Front glacis
38 mm (25°) Lower glacis
44 mm Top
32 mm Bottom
38 mm (10°) 38 mm (89°) Front
38 mm (89°) Rear
Turret 38 mm (24°) Turret front
25 mm (1°) Gun mantlet
25 mm (0°) 25 mm (1°) 25 mm (89°)

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB70 / 17 km/h
RB and SB65 / 15 km/h
Number of gears3 forward
1 back
Weight14.3 t
Engine power
AB404 hp
RB and SB212 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB28.3 hp/t
RB and SB14.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 70 17 14.3 301 404 21.05 28.25
Realistic 65 15 188 212 13.15 14.83

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB16 900 → 22 139 Sl icon.png
RB9 900 → 12 969 Sl icon.png
SB6 720 → 8 803 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications121 100 Rp icon.png
191 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts390 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 300 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 180 / 200 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
Research:
8 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
4 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Crew Replenishment
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Horizontal Drive
Research:
8 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
240 Ge icon.png
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Adjustment of Fire
Research:
7 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
200 Ge icon.png
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Elevation Mechanism
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
25mm_kba_APDS_ammo_pack
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Laser rangefinder
Research:
10 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition660 rounds
Belt capacity150 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
1.3 → 1.0 s
Fire rate550 shots/min
Vertical guidance-5° / 87°
Main article: Oerlikon KBA (25 mm)
25 mm Oerlikon KBA (x4) Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 660 (150) 550 -5°/+87° ±180° Two-plane __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Realistic __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M792 HEI-T 3 3 3 3 3 3
M791 APDS 81 80 76 70 66 61
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M792 HEI-T 1,100 0.50 N/A 0.1 54.4 79° 80° 81°
M791 APDS 1,345 0.13 N/A N/A N/A 75° 78° 80°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
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Sensors

Main article: 3JB10

The SIDAM 25 is equipped with a 3JB10 optronic tracking system, with no search radar. The tracking system does not trigger the radar warning receiver fitted to some helicopters.

Msg-info.png Although the tracker can track targets in an elevation range of -20°/+85° once locked on, it can only initially lock on to targets between -20°/+20° in elevation.
3JB10 - Optronic Tracking System
Maximum
Tracking
Range
Minimum
Tracking
Range
Azimuth Tracking
Angle
Elevation Tracking
Angle
Minimum
target speed
5,000 m 100 m 360° -20°/+85°
(lock between -20°/+20°)
1 m/s (3.6 km/h)

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Has an optronic tracking system allowing targets to be tracked and providing a lead indicator
  • Optronic system cannot be detected by radar trackers on enemy helicopters, making it much easier for you to target them
  • 550 RPM on the 25 mm guns, a combined 2200 RPM
  • Two-axis stabilizer which is very stable
  • Incredibly quick turret traverse and gun elevation
  • APDS can penetrate 81 mm, plenty to defend against enemy vehicles (once it is unlocked)

Cons:

  • Thin armour, can be hull-broken
  • Relatively poor zoom/magnification, harder to spot small targets at range (especially scout helicopters)
  • APDS rounds are a tier 3 modification - until then, anti-armour work is not possible given the low penetration of the HE rounds
  • Not very mobile compared to other tanks and SPAA at its rank
  • No search radar - only optronic targeting, meaning you need to have a visible target to lock on, and a clear line-of-sight to track it
  • Can only lock-on to targets -20°/+20° in elevation

History

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Media

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See also

Other vehicles based off the M113 platform:

External links

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