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The OF-40 is a Tier 4 progression Main Battle Tank under Francine De Laroche's dealership.

History[]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1976-1977
Service: 1981-2010s
Vehicles Built: 36
Operators: United Arab Emirates

The OF-40 Main Battle Tank is the first Italian-designed heavy armored fighting vehicle since the Second World War. Its development program started as early as 1976, when OTO Melara and Fiat decided to build a new tank in the 40 ton category (the later OF-40 designation stands for OTO Fiat, 40 tons). OTO Melara wasn’t developing the vehicle from scratch – in the 1970s, the company license-produced 720 Leopard 1A1 tanks for the Italian military and its experience with the Patton tank series was incorporated into the design as well. The initial version of the tank, sometimes known as the “Lion” or “Leopardino”, was – contrary to popular belief – actually not intended for export, but to replace the aging upgraded M47 and later on the Leopards in Italian service. After that plan failed due to a lack of interest in Italy, OTO Melara and Fiat re-oriented themselves to produce an export vehicle instead but in the end the only country interested in it was the United Arab Emirates and only 18 were ordered (with 2 OF-40 based ARVs, although some sources claim 3), which were delivered in 1981.

In 1983, an upgraded version called OF-40 Mk.2 was developed, featuring the new Officine Galileo OG 14 LR fire control system with a laser rangefinder and a new stabilized periscope with night-vision for the commander. According to some sources, the 18 UAE OF-40 Mk.1s were upgraded to the Mk.2 version and 18 more Mk.2s were ordered and delivered. Both versions were since retired from service. Even though the OF-40 MBT itself was not successful, its hull was used for several other variants, most notably the Palmaria SPG.

Vehicle Traits[]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm M728 APDS APDS Stock 320 480[note 1] mm 1426 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M735 APFSDS APFSDS Experience.png 5,510 350 510[note 2] mm 1501 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 105mm M292A1 HEP HEP Experience.png 4,960 280 380 mm 778 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.11 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 100 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 137 mm
4 105mm M456E1 HEAT HEAT Experience.png 4,810 455 610 mm 1173 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[]

Armor[]

OF-40 Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 410 mm (vs AP)
520 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel 815 mm (vs AP)
1625 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs.

Weapon[]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm OTO Melara L/52 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 5.00 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
105mm M728 APDS
105mm M735 APFSDS
105mm M292A1 HEP
105mm M456E1 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
MTU MB 838 Ca-500 830 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60 km/h 22 km/h 5.36 s (0 to 32 km/h)
22.04 s (0 to Max Speed)
24.16° 10 %
Iveco V12M TCA 1200 hp Diesel Engine Experience.png 760 Credits .png 11,365 60 km/h 22 km/h 3.56 s (0 to 32 km/h)
14.02 s (0 to Max Speed)
31.25° 10 %

Parts[]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
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GALIX 13 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
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GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades
Experience.png 1,825 Credits .png 27,275 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
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OG14LR Fire Control System
Experience.png 2,565 Credits .png 38,355 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Laserrangefinder.png
VAQ-33 Laser Rangefinder
Experience.png 3,325 Credits .png 49,725 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Autoloader.png
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience.png 8,645 Credits .png 129,280 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunstabilizer.png
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer.png
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
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Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.3%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.7%

Footnotes[]

  1. 480 mm at 150m;
    360 mm at 500m
  2. 510 mm at 150m;
    383 mm at 500m
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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