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Centauro "Freccia" VBM

Infantry Fighting Vehicle Series

 

 


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Italy
First Produced/Service Dates: 2007
Manufactured by: Consorzio IVECO-Oto Melara
Crew: 3+8
Armament: APC: Turret: 25mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.62mm machine gun; Secondary: 7.62mm machine gun.
Engine: 550 hp Diesel Engine
Miscellaneous Info: The "Freccia" is class of vehicles related to and was preceded by the Centauro Tank Destroyer although it is bit longer and more narrow.  "Freccia" means "Arrow" in Italian and VBM is the acronym for 'Veicolo Blindato Medio' or Medium Armored Vehicle.  A number of variants exist of the Freccia, including an Ambulance, APC (VBC), ATGW Carrier (25mm Cannon with 2 Rafael 'Spike' ML/LR Anti-Tank Missiles), Command (ACP), 120mm Mortar Carrier and Recovery Vehicle. Also, there's a variant offered that mounts an unmanned HITFIST OWS 30 turret, but it is unclear if any have been purchased.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Centauro Freccia IFV Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
  Centauro Freccia IFV Photo Italian Army
      Centauro Freccia IFV Photos Oto-Melara SpA
 Centauro Freccia IFV/ATGM Carrier Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
    Centauro Freccia APC Photos Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
Centauro Freccia APC Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
      Centauro Freccia Armored Recovery Vehicle Photos Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
Centauro Freccia Armored Recovery Vehicle Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
Centauro Freccia ATGW Carrier Photos Neil Baumgardner
      Centauro Freccia ATGM Carrier Photos Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
  Centauro Freccia ATGW Carrier Photos Jaques Dujardin - France
  Centauro Freccia ATGM Carrier Photo Leonardo SpA
      Centauro Freccia Command Vehicle (ACP) Photos Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
 Centauro Freccia Command Vehicle (ACP) Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
      Centauro Freccia Mortar Carrier (AMC) Photos Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
    Centauro Freccia Mortar Carrier (AMC) Photos Jan-Willem de Boer - Netherlands
 Centauro Freccia Mortar Carrier (AMC) Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
    Centauro Freccia with HITFIST OWS 30 Turret Illustrations? Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
 Centauro Freccia HITFIST OWS 30 Sales Brochure Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Centauro Freccia Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information & Photos Army-Technology.Com
Centauro Freccia Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information & Photos Deagal.Com
Centauro Freccia Infantry Fighting Vehicle Information & Photos Military Today.Com

Printed

Reference Author
Vehicules Blindes de Combat a Roues 8x8 Youri Obraztsov

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Centauro Freccia IFV Model Kit (724) Royal Model 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

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