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Centauro VBM Mortar Carrier  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2016
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Centauro AMC
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara
Parent System: Centauro
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1991
Total Production: 883
Family Members: Centauro, Centauro 155/39 LW, Centauro AIFV/OWS 30 Freccia, Centauro Draco, Centauro II, Centauro VBM and Centauro VBM Recovery
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Description: The Centauro is a high mobility 8x8 wheeled armored combat vehicle family designed to perform a variety of missions. It was developed by Iveco Defense Vehicles, Consorzio IVECO Fiat-OTO Melara and OTO Melara for the Italian Army in the late 1980s. The first variant, the Centauro cavalry fighting vehicle, entered service in 1991. The second variant of Centauro introduced in 2009, known as Centauro 8x8 VBC or Centauro VBM, features add-on armor for increased protection, larger troops compartment and a turret-mounted 25mm cannon to serve as an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). Other versions have been developed for air defense, field artillery and recovery and repair of damaged Centauros on the battlefield.

The Centauro VBM Mortar Carrier is a member of the Centauro armored vehicle equipped with a 120mm riffled mortar that offers high precision and range provided with a semi-automatic loading system. This mortar carrier has been designed to operate faster than equivalent systems as well as seamlessly integration with network-centric operations. Consortium Iveco-OTO Melara introduced the Centauro VBM Motar Carrier in June 2016.

Centauro VBM Mortar Carrier Specifications

Crew: 5
Wheel Drive: 8x8
Coverage
Approach Angle: 40 �
Departure Angle: 40 �
Dimensions
Height: 2.90 meter
Length: 7.99 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Wheelbase: 2.50 meter
Width: 2.99 meter
Energy
Max Torque: 2,000 Nm
Percent
Gradient: 60 %
Side Slope: 30 %
Performance
Ditch Crossing Ability: 2 meter
Fording Depth: 1.50 meter
Max Range: 800 kilometer
Step Climbing Ability: 0.60 meter
Turning Radius: 9 meter
Power
Power: 550 hp (410 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 110 kph (30.5 mps)
Volume
Cabin Volume: 13.5 metric ton
Weight
Combat Weight: 30 ton
Empty Weight: 21.5 ton
Payload: 8.50 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Centauro VBM Mortar Carrier News

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on 13 Jun 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016Iveco-Oto Melara Introduces Centauro II Armored Vehicle

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