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OTO C13 light tanks series

 

The OTO C13 light tank is a vehicle developed by OTO Melara, inspired to other foreign vehicles like the russian BMP-1 and the swiss MOWAG Tornado. The vehicle was meant to be developead for the Italian Army, the first tests began in 1983 and followed in the next years during which the C13 was equipped with numerous turrets. 

Following this project, various models of the new C13 were presented during the 1980s. These variants were all based on Oto Melara C-13 hull but had different armament or compartment for crew.

The tank represented the development base for the well known Dardo and its related variants.

Sources: Forecast International (tech infos)
               https://www.militarypedia.it/ (images)

 

Hull specs


Engine: Isotta Fraschini Model ID 38 SS V6 six-cylinder (360hp at 2,800rpm)
Max Speed: 70km/h

Suspensions: torsion bars
Armor: 5083 aluminum, 50mm maximum thickness, in addition: steel add-on armor with varying thicknesses from six to 13 millimeters placed over vital areas. 

Step: 70 centimeters

Trench: 1.8 meters

Slope: 30%
Gradient: 60%

Fording: 1.3 meters

 

Hull dimensions

 

Length: 5.65 meters
Width: 2.71 meters

Height: 2.48 meters

 

Variants

 

C13/20
IFV version with 3 + 6 transportable members, T20 turret, 20 mm cannon and 7.62 mm machine gun. The weight is 15.5 t.

otomelara-C13-20.jpg

 

C13/25

IFV version with 3 + 6 transportable members, T25 turret, 25 mm cannon and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. The weight is 15.7 t.

otomelara-C13-25.jpg

 

C13/60A - C13/60M

IFV version equipped with Oto Melara's T60/70 turret and a 60 mm cannon.
A version is equipped with an auto loader and a day/night optical system, the M version is manually loaded. The crew consisted of 3 + 4 transportable members.

 

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C13/4x25 SIDAM
Anti-aircraft version with 4x25 mm cannons from Oerlikon fitted in the SIDAM turret (Sistema Italiano Difesa Aerea Mobile). The weight is 16.5 t.

otomelara-C13-4X25-SIDAM.jpg

 

C13/90

IFV version with 3 + 6 transportable members, Cockerill 90 mm cannon and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. The weight is 16 t.

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C13/TUA (TOW Under Armor)

TOW Launcher armored version with 4 men and equipped with 12 missiles. The weight is 15 t.
otomelara-C13-TUA-Tow-Under-Armor.jpg

 

C13/Difesa costiera (coast defence)

TOW Launcher version equipped with 2 launchers for OTOMAT (anti-ship) missiles.

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Open for discussion. :salute:

 

But please do add some more information where possible about these vehicles.

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yes to both the C13/60A  and C13/60M  (grouped together like the Panzer IV H and J) aswell as the C13/90 and C13/TUA (TOW Under Armor) all in the regular tech tree. so +1 for these

 

the C13/Difesa costiera (coast defence) would be a meme vehicle at best, and the 20mm and 25mm versions would only work with ATGMs (which I don't think the C13s ever got), so no to those.

 

the SIDAM version would make 3 SIDAMs. which is a but much...

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On 10/02/2020 at 00:39, mc205v said:

The OTOMAT missile has a diameter of 40 cm and is about 4 m long, cannot be transported by the C13 T.U.A. which instead carries Tow missiles.

Infact OTOMAT version and TUA are two separate things.

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9fa09d4b617c.jpg

The vehicle in this photo is not the C13 with 60/70 gun, it is a prototype of VCC 80 with 60/70 gun.

The differences between the hull of C 13 and VCC 80 are quite clear (lengh of the hull, shape of the road wheels and other details). 

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12 hours ago, qwert96 said:

The vehicle in this photo is not the C13 with 60/70 gun, it is a prototype of VCC 80 with 60/70 gun.

The C13 is the prototype of the VCC-80.....

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8 minutes ago, Redberseker said:

The C13 is the prototype of the VCC-80.....

Ok, but you have put this photo in the C13 60/70 paragraph while the vehicle in the picture  is a VCC 80 .

And the C13 more than the prototype of VCC80 is the precursor. 

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C13 TUA model from AW. 
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I will definitely support the SIDAM, TOW, and 90mm cannon versions.  I'm iffier on the other two. 

 

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I would love to see this tanks in game, but the discussion the i want to start is, Which BR should a 20MM only modern IFV go? it's not a bradley with ATGM attached, and hasn not the role of an SPAA, so basically it would be low, where 20MM with prob 100+mm could count, not even against a IS-2 '44.

 

I would be happy to have them, but where should be, these IFV with no ATGM?

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On 03/02/2020 at 14:41, Major_K0enig said:

the SIDAM version would make 3 SIDAMs. which is a but much...

THIS dhould have a raadar on the top

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1 hour ago, nn234 said:

THIS dhould have a raadar on the top

No. The thing you see is an IFF. Not a radar. 

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5 hours ago, nn234 said:

THIS dhould have a raadar on the top

No radar but the hull is much better than the M113.

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