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Dardo

 

The Italian armored infantry fighting vehicle Dardo

 

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Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

     The Dardo is an Italian armored infantry fighting vehicle. It was developed in the 80-90’s by Iveco Defence Vehicles and Oto Melara under the name VCC-80, Veicolo Corazzato da Combattimento – Armored Fighting Vehicle. The Dardo entered into service in 2002.

     The Dardo is developed to replace the M113 armored personnel carrier in the Italian Armed Forces. It is armed with a 25mm Oerlikon KBA canon and a coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun. The Italian army is the sole user of the armored infantry fighting vehicle Dardo.



Armament

Gun : 25 mm
Coaxial machine gun : 7.62 mm


Specifications

Crew : 3 + 7
Powertrain : Cummins VTA-903T, 500 to 600 hp
Speed : 61 km/h
Weight : 22.6 à 32.9 t


Dimensions

Length : 6.55 m
Width : 3.20 m
Height : 2.56 m

 

 

 

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Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 003

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 004

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 005

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 006

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

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Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 008

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

Dardo 009

Dardo. Photo: Italian Army

 

 

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