Along with the researchable vehicles in the Italian Tech Tree, the Progetto C45 mod 71 Tier VIII Premium tank will be added to the game. It will be the first vehicle to be sent to Supertest, and it’s already currently available to Supertesters in Update 1.10.1 Common Test 2.
This project is a combat vehicle concept that was the result of Italian designers studying German developments. A whole series of vehicles were developed with a significantly increased combat weight but relatively low profile. Additionally, a new development in armour protection was happening at that time, in particular, spaced armour made its return after being developed during World War II. The Progetto C45 mod 71 has great upper glacis angles and somewhat rounded turret corners. Its effective armour is great and has additional protection in the forma of screens.
This tank feels comfortable against same-tier enemies on the front line, and its even better in positional combat if you have a chance to use terrain to your advantage. The depression angle of -10 degrees allows it to completely hide the hull and block damage with the turret. In this position, the effective armour increases even more, and it can become a big problem for many enemies.
The 105 mm gun and a 3-shell magazine can deal 1,000 damage in just 6 seconds, and of course, it has the improved autoreloading system, that will enable it to feel confident in any situation. Does the situation require firing like a cyclical vehicle? Got a chance to deal a lot of damage to the enemy with all three shells? The enemy won’t let you reload your magazine? No problem, you can still bring the fight in cyclical firing mode. The most calculating players can adapt to all fighting situations with this vehicle, even shoot twice at the enemy and switch to cyclical firing.
Not everything is great, all previous benefits have a price. The accuracy and aiming characteristics, 2.7 seconds, of the tank, are below average, players won’t probably be able to fire effectively from mid-distance, despite the nice standard view range of 380 meters. In most cases, this can be dodged because Progetto C45 mod 71 has good mobility for a heavy tank, just like it Tech Tree counterparts. Its top speed of 50 km/h and specific power of 12.46 h.p./ton allow it to cross long distances without being an outsider among other heavy tanks of the same Tier.