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Military Vehicles [Italy]: Iveco Fiat-Oto Melara VBM Freccia 8x8 IFV (Esercito Italiano)

Veicolo Blindato Medio (VBM) Freccia is a medium-sized 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) developed by the consortium Iveco-Oto Melara. It is the first digitised vehicle to enter into service with the Italian Army and was first delivered to the Italian Army in February 2009. It is based on the chassis of the B1 Centauro tank destroyers developed by the consortium in the 90s but has a longer and narrower hull with enhanced armour. The first prototype of the vehicle was ready by 1996 and was fitted with the Hitfist Plus turret which is armed with the Oerlikon KBA 25mm automatic cannon. A pair of 7.62mm NATO machine guns is also equipped. The vehicle can be further armed with a pair of Spike ML/LR anti-tank missiles, and eight 80mm smoke grenade launchers. It is crewed by a crew of three which consists of a gunner and commander in the turret as well as the driver, and can further carry an additional eight combat-ready troops. The current operators are: Italy *172 Standard model *36 Anti-tank variant *20 Command Center variant *21 Mortar Carrier variant * 4 VBM Freccia Ambulance variant Spain *4 Recovery variant Music: 1000 Daggers by Adam Drake & Neil Williams Sources: en.wikipedia.org www.army-technology.com www.globalsecurity.org

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