Discover the Italian Tech Tree: Tiers VIII to X

The Italian Tech Tree is launching at the end of the month. Find out more about the new high tier Italian vehicles ahead of their release!

Italy is the twelfth nation to join World of Tanks: Mercenaries, and it will arrive guns blazing when the full Tech Tree launches on March 26! Last week, we gave you a rundown of Tier I to VII Italian vehicles coming to the game. This week, we’re shifting into top gear to show you high tier vehicles from Tiers VIII to X!

All of these vehicles have an auto-reloading gun, a new feature introduced with the Ariete Progetto (the first Italian Premium tank). Unlike the existing auto-loading guns certain tanks have, once a shell is loaded with an auto-reloader, it can be fired without needing to wait for all rounds in the clip to be loaded! This allows for single fire or burst fire, and flexible firepower depending on what the combat situation calls for.

Tier VIII Vehicles

P.44 Pantera (Medium Tank)

The P.44 Pantera was one of the variants of Italian medium tanks developed during World War II. This tank existed only in blueprints.

Tier IX Vehicles

Prototipo Standard B (Medium Tank)

The Prototipo Standard B is based on the B Group proposal for the Kampfpanzer Standard program (which Italy joined in 1958), which gave birth to the Leopard 1 tank.

Tier X Vehicles

Progetto M40 mod. 65 (Medium Tank)

Even as the Italian military negotiated the purchase of Leopard tanks, there were still efforts being made to produce original Italian vehicle designs. Data acquired through the intelligence community was incorporated into the Progetto M40 mod. 65 project, though development of the project was discontinued at the drafting and modeling stage.

Check back on the portal and in-game on March 26 to find out more about the Italian Tech Tree, and to start adding these powerful new vehicles to your collection. You can also get a taste of Italian engineering and the new auto-reloading feature (found on all of the upcoming tanks featured in this article) in-game right now with our latest Premium vehicle, the Ariete Progetto (available until March 25)!

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