Like other top-tier Italian vehicles, the Carro da Combattimento 45t is equipped with an autoreloading mechanism. Its 120-mm gun has a 4-shell magazine with the damage per shot of 400 for each shell. The first shell reloads for 16 seconds, while the last one reloads 10 seconds. The autoreloading time of one shell is 4 seconds. The armor penetration with a standard AP shell is 248 mm, while a special APCR shell penetrates 320 mm of armor. The accuracy is 0.38, with aiming time of 3 seconds. Gun depression angle is -9 degrees.
The effective armor thickness of the turret front and upper glacis is roughly the same and reaches about 300 mm. Total HP is 1,900. Maximum speed is 55 km/h with power-to-weight ration of 16 h.p/ton.
Carro da Combattimento 45t requires restrain and composure. High damage of the autoreloading mechanism is compensated for with not the most enjoyable gun shooting parameters. However, excellent gun depression and decent protection will give enough time to pick a target. The vehicle’s dynamics will allow for taking advantegous positions at the start of battle and timely react to the changes in the combat situation. Overall, it particularly depends on players whether they can unlock the full potential of this top tier Italian or not.