War Thunder Best Italian Tanks By Tier

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Italians! They might not have performed well in World War 2 but they did a pretty good job at switching sides once they knew they would get their asses kicked. Anyways, their tanks are pretty fun to play and throughout this article, we will be discussing their tanks - some of them look unique, and some of them are deadly. Anyways, let’s start with our first tier:

Tier 1

The best tank: M11/39

A rather strange-looking tank, with two turrets in the front. There is hidden potential in this tank, as the secondary armament can be quite effective against lightly armored vehicles and potentially aircraft at low altitudes. The main cannon, on the other hand, is capable of instagibbing other enemy tanks, although you need to make sure that your shot is gonna be accurate. Overall, a fun tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M11/39 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpicKQPBs8 

The second-best tank: M14/41

This is a medium tank, which means that it’s a little bit more durable. The crew is also pretty far from each other, which means that the crew will not get knocked out that easily. The main cannon is rather powerful and thanks to the short reload speed, you can focus a few targets at once. Take advantage of the excellent gun depression as well, which enables you to take cover often!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M14/41 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CLIpE3mnBA 

Tier 2

The best tank: P40

A small profile tank with an excellent main cannon (75 mm Ansaldo 75 L/34) and cool camo. The frontal armor allows you to withstand plenty of damage and act as a spearhead or cover for your teammates that have more squishy tanks. Your armor in general is pretty durable and there’s also a small chance that projectiles might bounce off of you if lucky enough.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/P40 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcWYXEch-nU 

The second-best tank: M24

The best role for this tank is probably the flanker, as it’s mobile and capable of rotating its turret rather fast, which also enables you to target multiple targets at once. The 75mm cannon is strong enough and there’s a long variety of shells to pick from, which are effective against Soviet/American tanks. In situations where stuff is not working out in your favor, you can always deploy smokes and reverse back into safety!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M24_(Italy) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgClhco7Vk8 

Tier 3

The best tank: M4 Tipo IC

The most important thing is the 76mm cannon which is effective against most opponents at this rank. The .50CAL mounted on the top can also be used against aircraft flying close to the ground. The tank can reach 43-38 KM/H, which makes it fairly mobile, considering that it’s a medium tank. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M4_Tipo_IC 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4BbLQE6zoc 

The second-best tank: M18

A light tank means that it’s fast as hell and excels at flanking maneuvers, assuming that you don’t get hit with a shell, although some powerful caliber shells can over-penetrate your armor and leave it still functional. It’s also pretty low-profile, which enables you to sneak past others and fire your powerful cannon at unsuspecting targets.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M18_(Italy) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wduPnPLORc 

Tier 4

The best tank: M26A1

Another lovely tank that excels at flanking, in my opinion. The reason for that is because it’s fast and can catch others off guard, the turret’s traverse speed is also pretty fast and enables you to get rid of multiple targets at once. The stabilizer enables you to shoot your cannon while on the move more accurately and in case of trouble, you can go in reverse(16 KM/H).

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M26A1 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWqPu_HjA4 

The second-best tank: M26 “Ariete”

A premium, medium tank with powerful shells that can easily knock out crews or even destroy enemy tanks with a single hit. Controls might feel sluggish at lower gears but they drastically improve in the 5th gear. Low profile makes the tank pretty sneaky and it’s fairly fast for its rank(54-49 KM/H). The .50CAL is also mounted on the top and as I have stated many times before, use it for lightly armored vehicles, tanks or even aircraft if they happen to be obnoxiously close to you!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M26_%22D.C.Ariete%22 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNh5-9lg5_o 

Tier 5

The best tank: OF-40

The tank feels smooth while steering the main cannon and the driving is not so bad in terms of speed, although it drastically improves if you choose to upgrade this tank. The tank can bounce off some projectiles but it’s a rare occurrence, as most of this tank is rather boxy - still, it can take a few hits but it’s better to just play this tank in a sniper role, as it’s equipped with a laser rangefinder.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/OF-40 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMxZ6SgNHy4 

The second-best tank: M47

A tank with an average speed is still better than a slow tank. Still, this tank is meant for sniper-styled gameplay, due to the tank being equipped with night vision and a laser rangefinder, which makes finding targets a lot easier. It’s also equipped with the main cannon that’s better than in earlier versions of this tank!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/M47_(105/55) 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZMZBU9Up4 

Tier 6

The best tank: Ariete

Equipped with a 120mm cannon, you can really expect this thing to be devastating for enemy tanks. The frontal armor is pretty durable, although you should be careful of the ammo rack stored in the front and not be too cocky. The turret’s traverse speed is pretty fast and gun controls in general feel smooth. Keep in mind that due to the stabilizer, laser rangefinder, and night vision, this is one of the best tanks for sniping!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Ariete_(P)

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHxYKIQ12D8 

The second-best tank: VCC-80

It’s important to play in the hull-down position since the hull is not that strong(it’s a light tank after all…). This means that you also shouldn’t be in the front, as that will most likely end poorly for you, instead, try to play with your teammates and overwhelm opponents with your constant barrage(your autoloader basically gives you a shell every 2 seconds). The tank is also equipped with rounds that can easily dispose of aircraft. In summary, this is a support tank - fun to play and useful.

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/VCC-80/60 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XbrWIv1L70 

Tier 7

The best tank: Centauro I 120

This is probably the fastest tank mentioned in this article, it can reach the speed of 123 KM/H in AB and 110 KM/H in RB. The turret’s traverse speed is also fast and this is probably one of the best flanker tanks in this tier. The smoke grenades, a relatively fast reverse speed, and 12.7mm MGs(against helicopters/lightly armored vehicles) greatly increase your chances of survival. In total, there are 3 roles that you can play with this guy - either as a sniper, flanker, ambusher or a zergrusher. Pick one and have fun!

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Centauro_I_120 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DvJf86WMMg 

The second-best tank: C1 Ariete

A decent tank with an OK forward speed and an amazing backward speed, which should save you multiple times from crappy situations. Relatively enjoyable gun controls allow for smooth aiming, keep in mind that your crew is equipped with thermal vision. The main cannon and some shells can be devastating and thanks to the stabilizer, you’ll be able to score devastating hits. 

More info: https://wiki.warthunder.com/Ariete 

See it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xlatxOI0qg 


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