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Centauro "Freccia" VBM

Infantry Fighting Vehicle

 

 

Freccia APC (VBC)


Statistics

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, 120mm Mortar Carrier and Recovery Vehicle.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Centauro Freccia APC (VBC) Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
Centauro Freccia ATGM Carrier Photos Neil Baumgardner
  Centauro Freccia ATGW Carrier Jaques Dujardin - France
  Centauro VBM IFV Photo Italian Army
       Centauro VBM IFV Photos Oto-Melara SpA

References Available

Online

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

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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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