Centauro armored reconnaissance vehicle Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Armored Reconnaissance

Country of Origin: Italy

The Italian Centauro 8 x 8 heavy armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV) is the main combat vehicle for Italian light armored brigades. The Centauro replaced outdated U.S.-built M47 Patton medium tanks. The hull of the Centauro was used for the VBM Freccia armored personnel carrier (see separate record for more information. The Centauro is one of the largest wheeled combat vehicles in service with any nation and one of the most powerfully armed, surpassing even the French-made AMX-10RC....


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