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Military Vehicle Photos
The C1 Ariete is the main battle tank of the Italian Army, developed by a consortium formed by Iveco-Fiat and Oto Melara (aka CIO, Consorzio Iveco Oto Melara). The chassis and engine were produced by Iveco, while the turret and fire-control system were produced by Oto Melara. The vehicle carries the latest optical and digital-imaging and fire-control systems, enabling it to fight day and night and to fire on the move. Armaments: 120mm 44 calibre smoothbore tank gun, 7.62mm coaxial machine-gun, 7.62mm AA machine-gun. Engine V-12 turbocharged diesel FIAT MTCA 1,247 hp (937 kW). This photo was taken in the Italian Army Day in Circo Massimo (Rome, Italy) in 2008.
Picture added on 22 September 2010 at 20:06