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C1 Ariete

 

The Italian main battle tank C1 Ariete

 

Ariete 001

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

     The C1 Ariete is an Italian main battle tank. It was developed in the 80-90s by OTO-Breda and Iveco Fiat. Ariete is put into service in 1979.

     The C1 Ariete is developed to replace the M-60 tanks in the Italian Armed Forces. The Ariete has classic occidental battle tank architecture with the pilot in the front, the powertrain in the rear and the turret in the center of the frame, with manual canon loading.

     The Italian army is the sole user of the main battle tank C1 Ariete.




Armament

Gun : 120 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm
Machine gun : 12.7 mm
Machine gun : 7.62 mm


Specifications

Crew : 4
Powertrain : Iveco V-12 MTCA diesel, 1300 hp
Speed : 65 km/h
Weight : 54 t


Dimensions

Length : 7.99 m
Length with barrel : 9.87 m
Width : 3.61 m
Height hull: 1.82 m
Height turret: 2.50 m
Height with panoramic sight : 2.86 m

 

 

 

Ariete 002

C1 Ariete. Photo : Kaminski

 

Ariete 003

C1 Ariete. Photo : Italian Army

 

Ariete 004

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

Ariete 005

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

Ariete 006

C1 Ariete. Photo : Italian Army

 

Ariete 007

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

C1 Ariete Challenge 001

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

Ariete 009

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

Ariete 010

C1 Ariete. Photo : Italian Army

 

C1 Ariete Challenge 002

C1 Ariete. Photo : Natanael Mercado/DoD

 

Ariete 012

C1 Ariete

 

Ariete 011 VCC-80 Dardo

C1 Ariete and VCC-80 Dardo

 

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