C1 Ariete Hitfact MK2

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General Info
The C1 Ariete Hitfact MK2 is the an Ariete that Leonardo had revealed in on one of their brochures and other promotional material which showcases the Ariete to be able to integrate the Hitfact MK2 turret. The turret is the same one intalled unto the B2 Centauro II, an evolution of the B1 Centauro which incorporates all the new advancements in technologies and studies conducted on the B1 Centauro with the 120mm cannon. The curious thing about the brochure, was that it also revealed that it was put unto the C1 Ariete hull. In terms of the Hitfact MK2 system, it is able shoot all standard 120mm NATO rounds (which includes rounds such as DM-53) and has an automatic reloading system with 12 rounds ready to fire. It has multiple options for RWS weapons such as the HITROLE with a 12.7mm machine gun. It is interchangeable if needed to a 40mm grenade launcher or a 7.62mm machine gun. It has the latest generation thermals, the optics consist of ATILLA-D and Lothar-SD, which are third generation both for gunner and commander. In case there was need to disengage it also has access to x8 smoke discharges, which fire on the front arc of the vehicle. It has a laser warning receiver and the turret has access to blow out panels, which means that if it was to be hit by an enemy round in its ammo compartment, the crew inside would be safe. It also has available anti IED devices which increase the protection of the vehicle against mines and IED’s. Turret frame is made out of ballistic aluminum alloy with spall liner, and also can have add on armor according to STANAG 4569. Due to this vehicle being promotional and just for tests, it isn’t likely it will ever enter service inside the Italian army.

Armament+Equipment
120mm Hitfact MK2 cannon (able to fire 120mm NATO ammunition)
Hitrole Light Machine gun
40mm Grenade launcher
Coaxial 7.62 machine gun
Blow out panels
Smoke Grenades
Thermal/Night sights
Laser warning receiver
Specifications

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General characteristics :
Crew: 4
Length: 7.59m
Width: 3.61m
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Powerplant: Fiat MTCA 12V diesel 25.8 litre engine making 1300 HP (950 kW) @ 2300 RPM
Performance & Armor:
Maximum speed: 64 km/h
Reverse speed: 30 km/h
HP/Ton ratio: Unknown
Range: 550 km
Neutral Steering: Yes
Hull armor:

    • Front: 110mm
    • Side: 65 mm
    • Rear: 20 mm
      Turret armor:
    • Rated at STANAG 4569 Level 4
      Armament:
      1x 120 mm OTO Melara 120/45 cannon:
    • Vertical guidance: +16/-7
    • Rate of fire per gun: 12 RPM
    • Traverse speed: Unknown
    • Rounds carried: Unknown, Ready rack of 12 rounds
    • Stabilization: Yes
      Shells:
    • Capable of firing all 120mm NATO rounds
    • DM12A1 (480mm @ 0 degrees, 10 m)
    • DM33 (481mm @ 0 degrees, 10 m)
    • CL3143 (625mm @ 0 degrees, 10 m)
      1x 7.62 mm Beretta MG42/59 machine gun
    • Rounds carried: 750
      1x 12.7 mm M2HB machine gun
    • Rounds carried: 400
      Other:
      Driver Night Vision
      Gunner Thermal Sight
      Commander Thermal Sight
      Laser rangefinder
      Laser warning system
      8x Smoke discharger
    • 16x Smoke grenades

Why it should be added
I think it would make a nice addition to top tier Italy, since there aren’t actually any more modern MBT’s for Italy to add anymore, there’s a few low tier ones but for top tier, nothing left. This vehicle would be a great support, since its more of a light tank, the turret isn’t made to endure hits. Although the turret would have to be modeled, the Hull for the Ariete is already in game, alongside all the technical work and such making the vehicle much easier to implement since gaijin wouldn’t have to be starting from scratch. I can see this a potential 10.7 vehicle perhaps in the M113 TOW line.
Sources

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Aerospace, Defence and Security
Hitfact-MKII
https://www.army-technology.com/projects/ariete/
Ariete Main Battle Tank (Italy)

Photos

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I like this a lot, and it would offer top tier Italy something new and interesting! +1

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This would be very cool

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+1

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Love this +1

Hopefully the B2 Centauro should arrive not too far in the future (they added the Freccia, the new Centauro would be a good choice for a new, modern top tier vehicle).

Once the B2 Centauro is in the game, they can easily merge the two models together!

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Another Ariete. Approved. +1

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+1

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+1 this must be added, i want to play it, seems fun

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+1

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I would like to see this vehicle as a premium vehicle of a high level

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Better vehicles for that, the Italian TT needs this

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I’m waiting for this little toy for Italy

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Ngl, I would like to get this vehicle as a premium or even the first Italy ground squadron vehicle. I just hope Gaijin doesn’t screw up on this

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I really want it in the tech tree, as there are plenty of other vehicles to be added as premiums or as a squadron vehicle

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10.7 pre or 10.3 pre

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This one is Perfect for Rank 7 premium as IT have none currently, and depending on turret type(Automatic or manual) it can be 10.3 -10.7

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We don’t know if manual version even exist, because we seen only automatic one, but Leonardo’s documents shows manualy loaded option


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This is rather old data, because Leonardo released video’s of autoloader. Also, fun fact, whole job of dedicated loader is to refill autoloader rack in flight. This could be cool gimmick

The manual version Is the One chosed by Brazil.

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For the Centauro II?

Yes, Brazil specifically ordered the Centauro II withouth the autoloader

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