Supertest Tank: Minotauro

“The Controcarro 3 Minotauro is the top vehicle of the new Italian TD branch. It allows for both mid- and close-range gameplay. Starting from Tier VII, all vehicles will be armed with an autoloading gun, but not quite your regular one. Its function and principle differ from the classic guns you’re familiar with. Let’s look at the example of the Controcarro 3 Minotauro.
The vehicle is armed with a 130 mm gun with a 5-shell autoloader. Loading time between shells takes 8 s, and the magazine reloads in 24 s. The armour penetration of the standard shell is 255 mm, while the special HEAT shell penetrates 345 mm. Damage per shot is 530 HP.
The vehicle is well-protected for its tier. The front hull and turret armour reaches 300 mm. Turret traverse angle is limited to 90 degrees. Durability: 2100 HP. Top forward speed: 36 km/h. Specific power: 12.2 h.p./t.
When looking at the vehicle characteristics for the first time, you might think that the Controcarro 3 Minotauro is a standard tank destroyer and there’s nothing special about it. But that’s not true. Being well-armoured, you can deflect most of your opponents’ shells. Good gun depression angles and a rotating turret allow you to take non-standard positions using the map terrain and other objects to increase your advantage.
Its 130 mm gun with a 5-shell autoloader deserves a special mention. Loading time between shells is 8 s, and the magazine reload time is 24 s, which gives us the chance to win almost any duel.
In most cases, you should play in this TD like a vehicle with a cyclic gun. If you compare this vehicle with Tier X tank destroyers with cyclic guns, the Minotauro will come in third in terms of rate of fire after the Badger and Strv 103B, but those vehicles can’t boast 530 damage per shot. If you compare the Italian tank destroyer with other vehicles in our game by the same characteristics, you can see that the vehicle doesn’t sacrifice a long reload time for the opportunity to cause high damage per shot within short period of time.
Keep in mind that the Minotauro is equipped with an autoloading gun, which gives us the advantage and decreases the cost of a mistake in case we fail to penetrate the enemy’s armour. Its quick magazine reload, just 24 seconds, is also an advantage, allowing us to get back to business quickly, unlike other Tier X tank destroyers like the Foch B and Foch 155 that take 38 and 50 seconds respectively to reload their clips.”
Additional Statistics
  • Dispersion during turret rotation – 0.04
  • Gun dispersion during hull movement – 0.2
  • Gun dispersion during hull traverse – 0.1
  • Dispersion after shot – 8
  • Shell Velocity – 1303/1256/720
  • Terrain Resistances – 1.1/1.2/2.3

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