- Post-WWI tanks (during that period, the army was still defining its priorities regarding armored vehicles);
- Pre-WWII tanks;
- Tanks that were designed during World War II according to updated requirements.
This is a mixed branch, consisting of light and medium tanks. The first four Tiers are the dawn of Italy’s tank industry.
Tier I is occupied by Fiat 3000, based on the French Renault FT light tank. Tier II houses the M14/41 and the L6/40. Both vehicles were mass produced and used by Italian armed forces, so they definitely couldn’t be neglected. The M15/42 sitting on Tier III was assembled in large amounts, too. The P26/40 medium tank (Tier IV) was the heaviest hitting tank in the Italian army during WWII, carrying thick armor and a 75 mm cannon. The P26/40 gameplay may be called ‘transitional’ between that of the starting and mid-tier vehicles.
Tiers V–VII are based on WWII concepts that followed the common design tendencies of the era, emphasizing protection and firepower. The P.43 rolls from mid-1940’s straight into Tier V. The P.43 bis (Tier VI) takes a big step forward with 90 mm cannon and solid frontal armor (and with its looks as well, being a tad futuristic for its age). It’s somewhat slow, but its successor the P.43 ter (Tier VII) improves on that, also offering an enlarged turret, a longer barrel, and a better suspension.
Info on the top-tier Italians will be released later, because these vehicles deserve an in-depth look: beginning with Tier VIII, the tanks in this branch receive its signature ‘autoreloader’ system.
Please note the following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change.