Ariete main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks

Country of Origin: Italy

The Ariete was the first Italian main battle tank (MBT) design comparable to other NATO and Warsaw Pact MBTs. The tank is of welded steel construction, with a layer of advanced composite armor over the front glacis, nose and turret front and sides. The Ariete has a powerful gun, sophisticated fire control and a good power-to-weight ratio. The layout has the driver at the front right, turret in the center and powerpack at the rear. The driver's single-piece hatch cover is fitted with...


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