|C-1 Ariete MBT|
|Country Of origin||Italy|
|Designation||Main Battle Tank|
|Manufacturer:||IVECO & Oto Malaro|
|Primary armament||1 x 120mm Gun|
|Secondary armament||1 x 7.62mm AA MG|
1 x 7.62 co-axial MG
2x4 smoke dischargers
|Power plant||1300 BHP|
|Night||Yes - Passive|
A conventional, if unspectacular, main battle tank in service with the Italian Army. The Ariete weapons system fires traditional MBT projectiles including illuminating, HE, HEAT and others. It features a computerized fire control system, a fully powered operated turret and laser range finders.
One could make the joke about 1 forward, 9 reverse gears but as we are all one big happy NATO family supporting each other in Afghanistan I wouldn't dare say such a thing ... unless some nations weren't pulling their weight of course!