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B2 Centauro II MGS

B2 Centauro II MGS  

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  1. 1. B2 Centauro II MGS for Italy?

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    • No -1
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  2. 2. Tech tree,premium or event?

    • Tech tree
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    • Event
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    • I said '' no ''
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General Info
On June for Eurosatory 2016 the B2 Centauro II MGS was presented , 2 years later on July of 2018 a contract was signed for the purchase of 136 the Centauro II, costing 7.5 million each. Iveco-Otomelara revealed the next step in the Centauro evolution, the Centauro II. It was made mainly to start putting out of service the older Centauros that have served inside of the Italian armed forces for a long time. The Centauro II is right now one of the most technologically advanced vehicle in service inside the Italian army, according to Leonardo it has access to a H3 Jammer, made to prevent the activation of IED's. Its protection has increased due to a V-shaped Centauro chassis that was modifed to protect itself better against shrapnel, IED's and mines. A new engine and upgraded transmission has been also added to the vehicle to drastically increase mobility. The main weapon it has access to is an third generation 120/105mm oto-melara smoothbore gun with an semi-automatic loading system with 12 rounds ready to fire, this means it can provide the same firepower as the majority of NATO tanks,such as the almost NATO standard Leopard 2, which it has the edge over considering it can be deployed in long distances (800km) due to being wheeled. Lastly it also has access to a remotely-operated Hitrole Light turret, although it is said that it could be enterchangeable for either a 7.62mm machinegun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher. It is able to fire standard 120mm NATO APFSDS which penetrates 600 mm of RMS armor at a range of 3000m. Besides that, it can use a muititude of MP muinitons depending on the role it is assigned, which if I may add thanks to the turret can be programmable, making it a very versatile vehicle.  It can hold up to 40 rounds, which most are strored inside of the manual rack. In addition, it has a IVECO VECTOR 8V diesel engine with 720hp, allowing it to go 105km an hour on road.What will amaze most of you to know is that even with all of this the vehicle remains light-weight, so such as the 120/105mm cannon does not effect the vehicle's mobility. It also has access to 81 mm smoke grenade dischargers which fire over the frontal arc of the vehicle. The crew of 4 will benefit from a Thermal and night vision devices, along with a laser rangefinder. The vehicle in terms of survivable it is, is great. For example if someone was to damage the ammo compartment, the crew would be safe, thanks to the blow out panels it has access to. The commander’s sight has a panoramic type to alow hunter/ killer target engagements to take place. Also the crews who man the '' Freccia '' will benefit from having this vehicle in its arsenal as the previous Centauro wasn't as advanced enough to be able on working together with, a quote from Lt. Gen. Francesco Castrataro '' "We need both the Freccia, with its 25mm gun, and the Centauro, with its 120mm gun, working together on the battlefield. The new model allows this," For now the Italian army has already some in service undergoing the testing phases however they’ve pretty much finished and all that is left is to appoint the regiments who will have access to them and train the crews Majority of the ones purchased are still being made. This vehicle has great export potential too, so far Qatar and Spain have shown great interest in acquiring them so in the future it’s not out of the realm to see more countries adopting this design. 

Armament+equipment
120/105mm oto-melara cannon
12.7mm Hitrole Light turret.
7.62mm Machine gun
40mm automatic grenade launcher.

Programmable munitions, and being able to fire pretty much every nato standard round. 
81 mm smoke grenades

Blow-out pannels. 
Thermal/NVD.
Add on armour.
Laser rangefinder.
Specifications
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Why it should be in game
Now before everyone goes crazy, i understand this vehicle is super modern, but i wanted to make the suggestion mainly for 2 reasons, first being that i highly doubt this vehicle is coming anytime soon so its good to make the suggestion in advance, especially because everyone knows how long it can take for suggestions to actually get passed to the developers, but secondly, Italy doesn't really have many other vehicles it can get added at top tier anymore, like obviously there is a few but other than that if Gaijin does keep the trend of wanting to contuine going even more into modern day combat i don't see why this vehicle shouldn't be part of it. Italy's MBT is already in game, and this vehicle is said to be equal and even better in some respects to them. This vehicle will be a great addition to Italy as it rounds off the tree very well with a very powerful vehicle that players will feel happy that they put the time into grinding the tree for, because as of now, the Centauro Romor isn't the Centauro we want to end off with.

Sources
https://www.iveco-otomelara.com/wheeled/centauro8x8.php
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centauro_II_MGS_120/105
https://www.difesaonline.it/industria/iveco-oto-melara-eurosatory-2016
https://www.leonardocompany.com/en/news-and-stories-detail/-/detail/centauro-net-centric-generation
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centauro_(autoblindo)
https://www.janes.com/article/80921/centauro-ii-at-the-ready-es18d3
https://www.armyrecognition.com/italian_army_italy_wheeled_and_armoured_vehicle_uk/centauro_2_ii_mgs_120_mm_105mm_anti-tank_8x8_armoured_vehicle_technical_data_sheet_specifications_pictures_video_10607161.html
https://www.defensenews.com/land/2016/10/20/italy-s-new-centauro-ii-tank-shown-off-in-rome/
https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20180822.aspx
http://www.military-today.com/artillery/centauro_2.htm
http://www.deagel.com/Armored-Vehicles/Centauro-II_a000412008.aspx
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/centauro-ii-wheeled-armoured-vehicle/
Pictures
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+1 Looks really cool

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9 hours ago, _Condottiero_ said:

 +1 but only if without hullbreak

I hope it doesn't get hullbreak but i wouldn't be suprised if it does...

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I would bet on the Centauro MGS 120mm.
I don't know if we can already see the Centauro II.
But at the end who knows....

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1 hour ago, ALIEN109 said:

Is it the same Centauro MGS that is coming in 1.97 ?

Or are these 2 different variants ?

 

This a different Centauro.

Im not going to list all the differences however he's the pic of the other centauro on the dev server.
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Mi sembra logico che dopo il Centauro MGS verrà il Centauro 2, spero nella versione piena di antenne perchè molto più sexy. Inoltre il Centauro 2 è molto meglio dell'Ariete PSO, d'altra parte dopo l'Ariete non abbiamo altri MBT, al massimo vedremo il Dardo, il Freccia insieme al Centauro 2 e magari anche il Draco, ma niente MBT (forse l'Ariete col motore più grosso)

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55 minutes ago, LTC104 said:

I'm all for it! I very much enjoy playing the other Centauro's in game, and (correct me if I'm wrong) it looks like it has a more powerful engine which is always welcome.

 

Slightly more powerful, yes. Top speed should be the same but HP/t ratio will get a tad better. 

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