C1 Ariete

 

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Primary Armament: OTO Melara 125mm smoth barrel cannon

Secondary Armament: 2 x 7,62 coaxial MGs

Armor: 500mm KE - 1100mm CE (turret); 470mm KE - 780mm CE (hull)

Speed: 65km/h

Ammo load: 42 shells for the cannon, 2500 cartridges for the MGs

Suspensions: torsion bars with hydraulic shock absorbers

Traction: hydromechanics with secondary retarder

Engine: Fiat V-12 MTCA 1270CV

Weight/power ratio: 23,1 hp/t

 

 

The C1 Ariete is the main battle tank of the Italian Army, developed by a consortium formed by Iveco-Fiat and Oto Melara (CIO, Consorzio Iveco Oto Melara). The chassis and engine were produced by Iveco, while the turret and fire-control system were supplied 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. Six prototypes were developed by 1988, which were subject to intensive testing the following year during which the vehicles travelled a combined 16,000 km. Deliveries were first planned for 1993, but in fact took place in 1995 due to delays. Final delivery occurred 8 years later in August 2002.

 

The tank has a conventional layout similar to other Western MBTs: a driver located at the front of the hull, the fighting compartment—towards the middle—and the engine compartment in the rear of the hull.

 

Armament

The Ariete's main armament is a local version of the smoothbore Rheinmetall 120 mm gun, produced by Oto Melara, autofrettaged and stress-hardened to increase durability over extended periods of firing, allowing the use of APFSDS-T and HEAT ammunition. The gun is also adapted to fire most NATO-standard rounds of the same calibre. It carries 42 rounds, 27 of which are stored in a special magazine inside the hull, to the left of the driver's station. The remaining ammunition is stored in the rear turret bustle, separated from the crew compartment with an armoured door. The gun barrel has a thermal insulating sleeve and a fume extractor; it is fully stabilized in both azimuth and elevation by an electro-hydraulic drive system.

Secondary armament consists of a 7.62 mm MG 42/59 coaxial machine gun operated by the tank gunner or commander and an additional 7.62 mm MG 42/59 configured as an anti-aircraft weapon operated by the main-gun loader from his hatch.

 

Fire control and target acquisition

The tank's advanced fire-control system, manufactured by Galileo Avionica, is designated OG14L3 TURMS, and includes day and night panoramic capability for the commander's SP-T-694 primary sight (developed collaboratively by SFIM/Galileo), a stabilized platform including a thermal gunner's sight and a laser rangefinder to increase accuracy and expedite target detection and targeting, and a digital fire-control computer, which is capable of measuring wind speed, humidity, and exterior weather conditions, combining them with the turret's angle of elevation, attitude, and the barrel's physical wear to increase accuracy. This computer is also a component of the tank's navigation system and allows for the exchange of tactical information between vehicles in a network. The Ariete has a "hunter-killer" capability in which the commander spots and designates targets for the gunner in a 360° field of vision around the vehicle without changing his position or having to open the turret hatch for visual identification of targets. The commander's sight also has a vertical traverse from −10° to +60° from the horizontal, which allows the tank to engage low-flying airborne threats—primarily helicopters. During night fighting, the commander and gunner both share the thermal sight which is able to resolve a 2.3×x2.3 m target from a distance of 1,500 m.

 

Crew and tank protection

The Ariete's armour is a steel and composite blend, similar to the British Challenger 2 and the American M1 Abrams.

The Ariete features two side-mounted, electronically fired grenade launchers. Each launcher consists of four barrels which can be intermixed with either smoke or chaff grenades. The smoke grenades are capable of shrouding the tank from visual or thermal detection, while the chaff grenades disperse the tank's radar cross section. The tank is fully NBC protected.

 

Powerplant and drivetrain

The Ariete is powered by a 25.8-litre turbo-charged Fiat-Iveco MTCA 12-cylinder diesel engine in a Vee configuration rated at 937 kilowatts (1,250 hp) at 2,300 rpm, with a maximum torque of 4,615 N·m at 1,600 rpm[2]driving through a ZF LSG3000 automatic transmission, with four forward gears and two reverse, allowing for a top cruising speed of 70 km/h and a 0–32 km/h acceleration in 6 s. The computer-controlled transmission allows it to climb grades rated up to 60%, and can ford waterways of up to 1.25 m on-the-fly. The entire engine and transmission assembly can be replaced in under 1 hour.

The Ariete's independent suspension system consists of 14 torsion bars with suspension arms, 10 hydraulic shock absorbers (installed on roadwheels numbers 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7) and 14 friction dampers.

 

Further development

As an improvement, Iveco developed a new version of the MTCA engine. The stroke was lengthened, increasing displacement to 30 litres, with a new common rail direct fuel injection system along a new double turbocharger, increasing power output to 1,200 kW (1,600 hp) at 1,800 rpm (with an electronically reduced torque of 5,500 N·m, maintained from 1,100 to 1,800 rpm to reduce damage to the transmission) and further reducing fuel consumption. The new engine had to be adopted during the first general revision of the existing vehicles, but seems to have been blocked by technical and financial problems. As for the armour, Oto Melara developed two different sets (with different thickness-levels, depends upon mission nature) of adjunctive armour, shown for the first time at Eurosatory 2002.

 

Ariete Mk 2/C2

The Ariete Mk.2 (or C-2) was revealed in Eurosatory 2002 and is scheduled for production in the 2015-2020 timeframe. It will feature an autoloader, new hydropneumatic suspension, modernized FCS, 1.500 hp engine, a more advanced fire control system and additional armour.
 

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2 minutes ago, toro_il_grande said:

pliz no

I don't think he is trying to suggest it as an addition into the tech tree, he is just sharing information on Italy's tanks, though this isn't really the ideal place for that.

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Gaijin tested modern veichles some time ago, so this could be certainly in the three in the future.

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1 minute ago, Redberseker said:

Gaijin tested modern veichles some time ago, so this could be certainly in the three in the future.

no plz

also because this stuff is still secret

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Just now, Serpiko82 said:

This may, possibly, perhaps, be just a tiny little bit, ever-so-slighthy too far ahead in the time line... 

I think there will be in the near future, when Gaijin will decide to introduce modern veichles like the Leopard 2A2 or the T90 tested with an event.

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No please, :facepalm:
The C1 Ariete is still in service with the Italian Army, and most of the info are still classified.
It is alto too modern to be added into the game IMO.

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3 hours ago, BigHits said:

April fools m8, just april fools...

No, it wasn't just an april fool, it was also a TEST.
Infact a little bit later a player made a suggestion for the Leopard 2, where however there is a normal discussion instead of the "posts" present here.

 

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1 minute ago, Redberseker said:

Gaijin tested modern veichles some time ago, so this could be certainly in the three in the future.

 

'"Armour? Haven't a clue...''

 

''Penetration of main rounds? Haven't a clue...''

 

 

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Ok, now stop, this is a proposal for the future, not for now.
You guys are always totally inappropriate. Take advantage in the meantime to get to know the vehicle instead of post spam.

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Interesting post, Red. 

 

Everyone else just settle down. You're being way too dramatic and downright mean. There's nothing wrong with posting vehicles used by Italy whether it be for suggestions or just for discussion. All you people commenting have no say on whether such modern vehicles will be added or not so there's no point spamming "pls no" type comments and Red making a post doesn't suddenly mean these vehicles will come.

 

Also, you seem so sure Gaijin won't delve into modern tanks when you've really got no idea. They said they weren't doing ATGMs and guess what, they did. They said they would never add Tier V premiums and guess what, they have. They said there wouldn't be Tier VI and guess what, there is. They said they would never implement composite armour and guess what, they have. So there is every chance such modern vehicles could be introduced. Gaijin change their minds often. And quite frankly, who wouldn't want them? The more eras of combat the better. 

 

You people need to calm down and regain some composure before you embarrass this community further with such childish behaviour. 

 

Edit: I might have been a bit dramatic lol.

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7 hours ago, Vand3rz said:

You people need to calm down and regain some composure before you embarrass this community further with such childish behaviour. 

 

Aside of a pair of jokes, I wouldn't call "childish behaviour" stating that we deem one of our own vehicles to be too advanced for the current boundaries of the game. 

 

Red is trying to bring the more vehicles he can into this section, which is good in itself, but lately he went on a "posting frenzy", and some of us just think that he got a little carried away with a thread on the C1 Ariete. 

 

Not to mention that such "frenzy" has made him miss some major errors in some of the threads he opened (like the Otomatic being described as a double-barreled 37mm). In the end we're only saying him not to rush things. 

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You're probably right, wise Serpiko-senpai. :004_2:

 

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I believe the main difference between "We won't do ATGMs" -> *Does ATGMs* and "We don't do modern tanks" is that unlike modern tanks, ATGMs you can find information on the exact specifics of.

 

The massive hurdle with modern vehicles is absolutely no-one has access to their full specifications, especially in ammo or armour. There are enormous sub-communities filled with experts out there dedicated to trying to figure this out and even they admit every single estimate is "extremely vague" and does not offer the sort of detail WT would require to model the full armour layout. For example, people claim the Leopard 2 has a frontal aspect of XXXmm RHA equivilent, or whatnot. Yeah cool, on which part? Is the other front part the same? Is the turret the same? What about the left and right of the glacis? What about around the drivers hatch?

 

So even the online "estimates" aren't enough, as they normally just say "XXX frontally" or something. And all those estimates use different methods to find their numbers. It gets even more complicated with ammunition, due to the enormous increase in effective ranges and lack of penetration falloff from range that happened around about the 80's. WT's maps are not set up for it, and with the ammunition having not just differing materials to offer different characteristics, you've also how how breakaway tips work, how angle is calculated with repeating reactive armour, how different composite layouts deflect KEPs in different ways, how every composite is angled internally different...

 

It's why I am very doubtful about modern vehicles. The information isn't there, and the complexity of the mechanics involved are easily 10x that of even the Tier 6's right now due to the vastly greater variables in play.

 

If they ever came, they would be entirely "fantasy values". And I'm not certain how I feel about that. Armoured Warfare tried it and their tank modelling for gameplay purposes turned into a hilarious embarrassment of a failure to represent the vehicles correctly.

 

It would essentially be making paper tanks, even if the tanks exist, if you follow me.

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On 12/12/2017 at 8:39 AM, Serpiko82 said:

like the Otomatic being described as a double-barreled 37mm

Just a bit of confusion with the other prototype (that could also be in game), I'm not a robot ;)

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On 12/12/2017 at 4:10 AM, Vand3rz said:

Interesting post, Red. 

 

Everyone else just settle down. You're being way too dramatic and downright mean. There's nothing wrong with posting vehicles used by Italy whether it be for suggestions or just for discussion. All you people commenting have no say on whether such modern vehicles will be added or not so there's no point spamming "pls no" type comments and Red making a post doesn't suddenly mean these vehicles will come.

 

Also, you seem so sure Gaijin won't delve into modern tanks when you've really got no idea. They said they weren't doing ATGMs and guess what, they did. They said they would never add Tier V premiums and guess what, they have. They said there wouldn't be Tier VI and guess what, there is. They said they would never implement composite armour and guess what, they have. So there is every chance such modern vehicles could be introduced. Gaijin change their minds often. And quite frankly, who wouldn't want them? The more eras of combat the better. 

 

You people need to calm down and regain some composure before you embarrass this community further with such childish behaviour. 

Thanks Vand3rz, this is what I meant to say.

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I hope this gets added in the future. They said that if they could figure out a way to recreate modern tanks (like the T-90 and Abrams) they would consider adding them, so there is some possibility.

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Devs answered that T-72 and T-80 will be in the future in WT, then I think we can be sure that Centauro and Ariete too)

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They're referencing certain versions of the T-72 and T-80. Ariete is a long, long way beyond the ones they'll be talking about.

 

The early T-72 and T-80 weren't even as effective as the T-64 in game already.

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8 hours ago, TheFuzzieOne said:

They're referencing certain versions of the T-72 and T-80. Ariete is a long, long way beyond the ones they'll be talking about.

 

The early T-72 and T-80 weren't even as effective as the T-64 in game already.

They mentioned the most widely produced versions and I absolutely sure they're much more effective than T-64A.

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Добрый день разработчики. Когда в игре уже будут танки Т-90 леопард-2 вертолеты? Хоть примерно скажите когда уже игрокам ждать современную технику.

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Со временем мы не исключаем появления в нашей игре любых современных танков из числа тех, которые мы сможем смоделировать с устраивающей нас степенью детализации внешнего вида и боевых возможностей. Ударная авиация VI ранга может быть также представлена вертолётами, у которых довольно интересный геймплей в совместных боях. Пока конкретный ответ на этот вопрос и собственно список ударной авиации не финализированы, и не все внутренние тесты проведены. И пока без дат и сроков.

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- "Good afternoon, developers. When T-90 leopard-2 and helicopters will be in the game? At least tell when approximately players should wait for modern vehicles.

- "Eventually, we don't exclude the appearance of any modern tanks in our game of those that we can model with the degree of detalization of the appearance and combat capabilities that suits us. The VI rank attack aircraft can also be introduced in a group of helicopters, which have a quite interesting gameplay in the mixed battles. So far, the concrete answer to this question and the certain list of attackers are not finalized, and not all internal tests were conducted. And now without any dates and terms."

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