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C1 Ariete Main Battle Tank, Italy

Crew

4 – commander, gunner, loader, driver

Hull Length

7,590mm

Length Including Main Gun

9,670mm

Overall Width

3,610mm

Width of Tracks

3,420mm

Height to Turret Roof

2,500mm

Height to Top of Hull

1,820mm

Ground Clearance

480mm

Elevation of Main Gun

-9° to +20°

Turret Rotation in Azimuth

n x 360°

Main Gun

Oto Melara 120mm smoothbore gun

Ammunition

42 rounds, 120mm

Coaxial Machine Gun

7.62 NATO general-purpose machine gun

Anti-Aircraft Gun

7.62mm machine gun

Ammunition

2,500 rounds 7.62mm

Smoke Grenade Launchers

8 x 80mm

Top Speed

More than 65km/h

Maximum Gradient

60%

Fording Depth

4m with preparation<br />1.5m without preparation

Automatic ZF Licenced Transmission

4 forward and 2 reverse gears, incorporating the steering system and hydraulic retarder

Final Drives

Epicyclic

Running Gear

Each side, 7 dual (rubber-lined) road wheels plus 4 return rollers

Tracks

Connector-type tracks

Suspension

Torsion bar and hydraulic bumper on each suspension arm, hydraulic shock absorbers on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th adn 7th arm

Brakes

Disc-type brakes on each of the final drives, integrated by the transmission retarder

Steering

3 ranges of radii to each gear plus pivot steering

Commander

Panoramic stabilised sight

Commander's Night Vision

Image intensifier plus gunner's thermal image monitor

Gunner

Stabilised sight plus laser range finder

Gunner's Emergency Sight

Coaxial telescope

Gunner's Night Vision

Thermal imager

Automatic Measurement

Range, relative speed, external factors

Hull and Turret

Steel and composite armour

NBC System

SEKUR NBC protection

Fire-Fighting System

Fire protection in engine and crew compartments

Laser Warning

Fitted as standard
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