Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iveco–Oto Melara Consortium introduces latest model of wheeled antitank vehicle at Eurosatory 2016

The Iveco–Oto Melara Consortium (CIO) introduces latest model of   the Centauro Family at the world’s largest international land and airland defence and security exhibition – Eurosatory 2016.

For the first time ever, the Centauro II representing a new stage in the evolution of the Centauro Family, will be displayed. The Centauro has been the first 8×8 wheeled antitank vehicle in the world with a high-pressure gun. Its unequalled performance is the result of a new-generation engine, modernisation of transmission, braking system and control electronics.

The new Centauro armoured vehicle represents a new stage in the evolution of the storied Centauro 105 and 120mm armoured vehicle, the first 8×8 wheeled antitank vehicle in the world with a high-pressure gun.

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As regards mobility in particular, the power-to-weight ratio, increased to 24 HP/tonne, provides unequalled performance in terms of speed and acceleration thanks to the new-generation IVECO engine, offering more than 720 HP, and to the associated modernisation of the transmission, braking system and control electronics.

The digital tyre pressure control (CTIS), allied with run-flat systems, the new suspension and the low nominal ground pressure allow the new Centauro armoured vehicle to extricate itself from any type of terrain.

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