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The C1 Ariete is a Tier 8 progression Main Battle Tank under Francine De Laroche's dealership.

History[ | ]

C1 Ariete[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1984-1988
Service: 1992+
Vehicles Built: 200
Operators: Italy

Developed by OTO Melara and Fiat Iveco in the 1980s, the Ariete was one of three European "national" tanks of the era alongside the Leclerc and the Leopard 2 MBTs. Of the three, the Ariete is the lightest but, unlike the other two, it has likely never seen any combat, although some vehicles were briefly deployed in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 during Operation Antica Babilonia.

Development began in 1984 and the first prototype was built in 1986 with six more pre-production vehicles built in 1988. The tank was accepted into service in 1992 with the Italian Army ordering 200 Arietes. It's actually unclear when mass-production started exactly. Some sources claim the first vehicles were built as early as 1992 with 18 more built in 1993 and production ran until 1999, others say the vehicle was only built from 1995 onwards and actual production ended in 2002. One thing is for sure, the 200 vehicles were indeed delivered to the Italian military, replacing the older tank variants.

By now, the Ariete is already somewhat obsolete and its poor protection levels don't speak in its favor. The Italians are currently working on a replacement called Ariete Mk.2 but the original Ariete is expected to serve at least until 2025.

Italian Military[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1984-1988
Service: 1992+
Vehicles Built: 200
Operators: Italy

This skin represents a C1 Ariete of the Italian military.

Developed by OTO Melara and Fiat Iveco in the 1980s, the Ariete was one of three European "national" tanks of the era alongside the Leclerc and the Leopard 2 MBTs. Of the three, the Ariete is the lightest but, unlike the other two, it has likely never seen any combat, although some vehicles were briefly deployed in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 during Operation Antica Babilonia.

Development began in 1984 and the first prototype was built in 1986 with six more pre-production vehicles built in 1988. The tank was accepted into service in 1992 with the Italian Army ordering 200 Arietes. It's actually unclear when mass-production started exactly. Some sources claim the first vehicles were built as early as 1992 with 18 more built in 1993 and production ran until 1999, others say the vehicle was only built from 1995 onwards and actual production ended in 2002. One thing is for sure, the 200 vehicles were indeed delivered to the Italian military, replacing the older tank variants.

By now, the Ariete is already somewhat obsolete and its poor protection levels don't speak in its favor. The Italians are currently working on a replacement called Ariete Mk.2 but the original Ariete is expected to serve at least until 2025.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Heavy Weapon: This vehicle carries one of the largest weapons around with significantly increased damage per shot.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 120mm KE-W APFSDS APFSDS Stock 480 675[note 1] mm 1585 m/s 5.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 120mm KE-WA2 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 87,235 510 775[note 2] mm 1700 m/s 5.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 120mm DM12A1 HEAT-MP HEAT-MP Experience 88,280 612[note 3] 850 mm 1140 m/s 5.50 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.13 °
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
4 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 4] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

C1 Ariete Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 840 mm (vs AP)
1225 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1025 mm (vs AP)
2075 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This MBT's front is protected by layered steel armor with air gaps, which offers excellent protection against HEAT shells and ATGMs. Its steel sides and rear are considerably more vulnerable.
PSO Appliqué Package
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Experience 61,410 Credits 862,315 840 mm (vs AP)
1225 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 1025 mm (vs AP)
2075 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
Spaced steel composites over the frontal part of the side hull and turret sides significantly increases survivability for the C1 Ariete in those areas, improving protection for the the driver and crew from flanking against both HEAT and kinetic shells.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 120mm Oto Melara L/44 Smoothbore Cannon Stock Stock 1.79 s 5.50 s
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Stats:

  • Depression/Elevation: -9.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
120mm KE-W APFSDS
120mm KE-WA2 APFSDS
120mm DM12A1 HEAT-MP
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Iveco V12M TCA 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 70 km/h 30 km/h 5.26 s (0 to 32 km/h)
26.04 s (0 to Max Speed)
26.40° 8 %
Iveco V12M TCA 1275 hp Diesel Engine Experience 13,955 Credits 195,980 70 km/h 30 km/h 4.96 s (0 to 32 km/h)
24.61 s (0 to Max Speed)
31.00° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Experience 22,330 Credits 313,570 Hit points are increased by 400
Smokegrenades
GALIX 13 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
GALIX 17 Smoke Grenades
Experience 33,500 Credits 470,355 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Hardkillaps
SCUDO Hard Kill APS
Experience 46,060 Credits 646,735 Automatic Hard Kill APS
Target Acquisition Range: 500m
Charges: 12
Cooldown: 30s
Angle of Effect: 360°
Gunstabilizer
OG14L3 Stabilization System
Experience 55,830 Credits 783,925 Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Autoloader
Improved Loading Mechanism
Experience 131,550 Credits 1,847,120 Rate of fire is increased by 7%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 88.5%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 73.9%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 4,500 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.
Currencyrep
16,850 Reputation
Experience 67,520 Provides an injection of 16,850 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 675 mm at 150m;
    507 mm at 500m
  2. 775 mm at 150m;
    582 mm at 500m
  3. 77 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  4. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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