Carro Armato M13/40 Light Tank Symbol

Carro Armato M13/40 Light Tank

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Vehicle
Carro Armato M13/40 Light Tank
Carro Armato M13/40 Light Tank Portrait
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Light tank effective against infantry and vehicles. Can damage tanks when flanking.

The Carro Armato M13/40 Light Tank is a DAK light tank unit. In multiplayer skirmishes it can only be attained as a call-in from the Italian Combined Arms Battlegroup.

The Carro Armato is a light tank that behaves very similarly to the UKF M3 Stuart. It features very similar stats to the Stuart, including similar mobility and weapon stats. It also has higher health but less armour values comparatively.

Like the Stuart, it is most effective using its speed to flank problematic situations. It is effective against infantry and light vehicles while having enough armour to be basically bulletproof, requiring dedicated anti-tank weapons to be dealt with. However its weapon penetration is lacking which will struggle against most frontal armour, but can still deal damage if attacking the flanks. As it is still a light tank, its durability is still on the light side and thus caution is advised as it can still be destroyed fairly easily by most anti-tank weapons.

By default it has the active ability Armor-Piercing Rounds, which when activated, significantly increases its weapon penetration while also slowing vehicles it damages for the duration of the ability. However during this buff, it has decreased area of effect which decreases its anti-infantry performance. It has a fairly expensive Munitions cost but it can be useful utility especially when backed up with other anti-tank weapons. At veterancy level 1 it gains the passive Italian Vanguard which increases its rate of fire the more Italian units are near it.

Of special note, Italian tanks in skirmishes benefit from various Armory upgrades but do not benefit from Tungsten Core Ammunition.

Armor


light tank

CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon37.5
CoH3 Stats negative Cover Icon25
CoH3 Stats light tank Portrait
CoH3 Stats heavy Cover Icon50
CoH3 Stats light Cover Icon37.5

Veterancy


Veteran Star FullVeteran Star EmptyVeteran Star Empty

1200 XP

Unlocks veteran ability. Increases rotation rate, accuracy, and acceleration.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Empty

3600 XP

Increases speed, rotation rate, rate of fire, and accuracy.
Veteran Star FullVeteran Star FullVeteran Star Full

7200 XP

Increases speed, acceleration, health, and rate of fire.
  • Italian Vanguard: Passive ability gained upon reaching veterancy level 1. The unit gains increased rate of fire when Italian units are near it (this includes Bersaglieri, Semovente, and Carro Armato). The effects stack with additional units.

Abilities


Armor-piercing Rounds icon
Armor-piercing Rounds
Load armor-piercing rounds that increases the unit's weapon penetration.
Munitions Cost

45

Time Cost

60

Hold Fire Disabled icon
Hold Fire Disabled
Unit will not engage unless given a manual attack order when active.
Stealth Off icon
Stealth Off
Toggle to enable Stealth. Vehicle must be out of combat for at least 6 seconds before it can stealth again.
Italian Vanguard icon
Italian Vanguard
Nearby Italian units improve the effectiveness of the M13/40 . Effects stack with additional units.
Emergency Repair Kits icon
Emergency Repair Kits
The unit will slowly repair damage when out of combat and stationary.
Smoke Canisters icon
Smoke Canisters
Orders the vehicle crew to deploy smoke canisters in front of the vehicle.
Munitions Cost

25

Time Cost

120

Vehicle Capture icon
Vehicle Capture
Increases speed, rotation rate, and allows the vehicle to capture and decapture territory.
  • Armor-Piercing Rounds: Active ability. When activated, the unit gains increased penetration and slows vehicle when dealing damage for the duration of the ability. However, it also has decreased area of effect during this, which decreases its anti-infantry performance. Has an expensive Munitions cost but can be useful utility in the right situations, especially when supporting other anti-tank weapons.

Armory Upgrades/Abilities

  • Emergency Repair Kits: Passive ability. The unit will repair itself when stationary and out of combat. Requires the Emergency Repair Kits upgrade from the Armory.

  • Smoke Canisters: Active ability. Drops smoke directly in front of the vehicle. Requires the Vehicle Survival Package upgrade from the Armory.

  • Vehicle Capture: Passive ability. The unit gains increased movement speed, rotation rate, and is able to capture/decapture territory. Requires the Rapid Advance upgrade from the Armory.

Weapons


47mm-cannone-da-47-32-ak
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Mid
Far
Accuracy0.0750.0480.035
Range102040
Penetration756560
80
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Breda-38-hull-m13-40-ak
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Mid
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Accuracy0.350.3250.3
Range72035
4
Mg34-coaxial-panzer-iii-ak
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Mid
Far
Accuracy0.350.250.1
Range72035
3
25mm-tank-mortar-smoke-ger
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535
Tank-smoke-ak
Near
Mid
Far
Range027.555
Penetration353535

Trivia

  • The M13/40 was the primary tank used by Italy during the war. The "M" stands for Medio (medium), the "13" referring to its 13 tonne weight, and the "40" referring to the first year of production.

  • This tank was considered a medium tank by Italian tank weight standards at the time. In hindsight it is somewhat misleading since it could more accurately be described as a light tank when compared to many other Allied and Axis powers' tanks over the course of WW2.

  • In the early years of the war in 1940-1941, this tank was quite capable, having comparable armour and offensive power as many British tanks at the time. However, it also came with many shortcomings and was quickly outdated as it did not keep up with rapidly improving armour and firepower of other nations over the years.