Combat Infantry Vehicle "Fretzia". Italy




Typically, the developers of military vehicles go along the following path. First, a light machine is created, and then, on its basis, a heavier one. The Italians from Iveco-Oto Melara did exactly the opposite. First they created a heavy wheeled fighter tanks "Centauro", and only then on its basis was developed a full-fledged BMP "Frescia".

To create a BMP "Chentauro" has undergone quite a serious change. First of all, he received a much more serious anti-flame protection. Also, the machine is optimized for the crew and landing of eight people. The crew of the car is three people, two are in the tower and one driver.

The BMP Fretzia has a longer and narrower body than Chentauro and weighs 26 tons. Wheel formula machine 8 × 8. All the wheels of the leading BMP. It is also equipped with disc brakes on all eight wheels.

The body of the machine and the tower are made of the newest material consisting of layers of aluminum and ballistic steel, designed to provide a higher level of protection.



For the army ordered 4 option. The basic version of the BMP has a Hitfist tower manufactured by Oto Melara and an 25-mm rapid-fire gun KBA manufactured by Rheinmetall. Such a BMP can carry troops from 8 people. The anti-tank version of the machine with the turret also contains two Spike LR anti-tank missiles manufactured by Rafael and a modern optoelectronic surveillance system manufactured by Selex Galileo Janus. The mortar version of the conveyor is armed with an 120-mm semi-automatic threaded mortar TDA 2R2M manufactured by Thales. The commander version of the machine has a Hitrole turret armed with an 12,7-mm machine gun with a remote control made by Ota Melara. The machine is also equipped with С4 systems (management, control, communication and calculation of parameters), which are an integral part of the army architecture of the centralized exchange network. BMP Freccia is one of the first digital combat vehicles in the Italian army.



The front and bottom armor of the BMP can be protected from 25mm to 30mm projectiles and 6kg explosives in TNT.

It is also equipped with a collective defense system against weapons of mass destruction.

BMP Pretstsiya equipped with a turbocharged diesel engine Iveco 6V 550l.s power. (405kW at 2300 rpm) and five-speed gearbox. The maximum speed of the car with the maximum load is 110 km / h.

The first BMP Fretzia was delivered to the Italian army in February 2009 of the year.

Combat Infantry Vehicle "Fretzia". Italy
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  1. Stavr
    Stavr 30 June 2011 11: 45 New
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    Even with a weight of 26 tons, this is more like an armored personnel carrier than an infantry fighting vehicle. The armament is frankly weak. The Russian BMP-3 will reveal this Italian product “like God the tortoise” in a matter of seconds. The only things you can pay attention to are mine protection and digital electronics. But on the BMP-3M now also switched to digital. In addition, the car, unlike the Russian infantry fighting vehicle, does not float, and the presence of wheels, and not tracks, predetermines a decrease in patency on marshy off-road terrain. But this is not surprising, but the circumstances that Serdyukov looks down at this Italian product, and the Russian Defense Ministry refuses to procure new BMP-3Ms. No matter how the same thing happened as with the Mistrals, which are rather empty mock-ups without filling with electronics and various combat systems. Apparently, the models of carpentry are now accepted by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on top of design ideas and are acquired in the first place.
  2. Rustam 30 June 2011 12: 48 New
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    I don’t agree about the BMP-3m (what’s improved there a) they added, one lcd display for the driver’s fur, air conditioning well, at the request of the French thermal imager and the curtain system, that’s all, AND INSIDE AS IT WAS MILITARY AND REMAINED (for the infantry, generally inhuman conditions )

    look at the Italian or Frenchman everything for people (digital systems special steel mine seats air conditioning latest guidance systems and so on)
    no, the Russian army is not a garbage dump — either make competitive cars or they will buy imported ones for people
    example purchase of armored vehicles iveco (no matter how hard we tried to push the tiger), our preferred iveco

    video example of a French vbci - as they say feel the difference
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JxRT3G6l1Q
    1. slan
      slan 1 July 2011 21: 38 New
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      Quote: Rustam
      our preferred iveco

      Who is yours?))
      And how many have preferred them already?
      1. Rustam 1 July 2011 22: 58 New
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        our is the armed forces of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION !!!!!!
        the first 10 cars will be delivered from Italy, the remaining 2000 will be assembled under license at KAMAZ assembly facilities
        1. slan
          slan 1 July 2011 23: 05 New
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          And in 2016, they will begin to design an aircraft carrier. Although everything can be of course.
          1. Rustam 1 July 2011 23: 43 New
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            At the pace of construction of frigates and corvettes, it is not very likely that by 2023 an aircraft carrier will be available for design, it is possible but when it will be built it is not known
            1. His
              His 1 July 2011 23: 44 New
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              Serdyukov said that there will be no aircraft carriers and domestic tanks
              1. Rustam 1 July 2011 23: 53 New
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                so I’m saying that you can design at least 5 projects, but nobody will do

                here's a great project was they didn’t finish building the atomic Ulyanovsk, and this would be our first atomic carrier with catapults, BUT THERE WON'T HOPPED THE CHINESES SOLD ALL THE DOCUMENTATION AND THE THIRD CHINESE CARRIER WILL BE BASED ON OUR ULLIANOVSK
                1. His
                  His 1 July 2011 23: 57 New
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                  It's okay that the Ukrainians gave something to the Chinese, all this is outdated
                2. Superduck
                  Superduck 2 July 2011 00: 00 New
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                  And what, Ulyanovsk was built in Nikolaev too?
                  1. His
                    His 2 July 2011 00: 00 New
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                    I'm talking about Varangian
                  2. Rustam 2 July 2011 00: 15 New
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                    YES in Nikolaev readiness for 1991 by 20% - then in 93 they sawed it on metal
      2. Grifon)))
        Grifon))) 4 March 2012 20: 51 New
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        seen in action ivek- with a tiger he should not compete
    2. Grifon)))
      Grifon))) 4 March 2012 20: 50 New
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      if you do everything in technology for people, then during the hostilities, God forbid, it will be economically disadvantageous for the country
  3. voin-xnumx
    voin-xnumx 30 June 2011 13: 01 New
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    And now, probably, you won’t understand the BMP or the armored personnel carrier. Weight is definitely nothing to do with the Jordanian monster, too, an armored personnel carrier. If the armament is more than 25 mm and the machine can perform a combat mission in the conditions of the enemy using nuclear weapons or weapons of mass destruction, then BMP, and the rest is armored personnel carrier. In battle formations with such armor, she definitely has nothing to do. The speed of transportation of infantry, taking into account not our impassability, but western roads 110 km / h is excellent. When the goose is blown up, the car breaks down - the car stood up, and here's the option: the gearbox will fly away with the wheel, and the car will go 7 more feet or the bottom can withstand up to 6 kg of explosives. For our understanding, tracked, amphibious infantry fighting vehicles are solid, and macaroni and such infantry fighting vehicles are satisfied. To each his own, and the technique is adjusted to his own theater of operations.
  4. rumpeljschtizhe
    rumpeljschtizhe 30 June 2011 14: 21 New
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    I agree with Rustam that we like to hang a bunch of weapons on equipment on which this is not necessary. And it’s enough to disarm our weapons and our infantry fighting vehicles ... but to fight with tanks is not her task. In terms of habitability and informational component, we have a complete ass, and designers don’t have this understanding and can’t see it in the future (we have our own way).
    someone sdes wrote here already take a bigger gun attach a stool and sheathe armor here is our ideology
  5. voin-xnumx
    voin-xnumx 30 June 2011 14: 51 New
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    Our task is not to ensure that the BMP or another model had all the amenities for a landing or crew. Maybe they come up with export options. And so the car is designed for a few minutes of battle and that's why all this luxury to man. Type went into the field live like a pig.
    1. Superduck
      Superduck 1 July 2011 23: 58 New
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      An armored personnel carrier in general should not participate in a battle, BMP is also insofar as, because even the RPG-2 will reveal the coolest BMP as a turtle like a god.
      1. voin-xnumx
        voin-xnumx 2 July 2011 20: 40 New
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        SuperDuck - BMP goes in battle formations (starting with a platoon). It happens BMP as a single pumping means. Tanks always marched with infantry support, and accordingly these vehicles marched alongside them. So that the BMP and the attack are one.
  6. desava 2 July 2011 20: 08 New
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    I agree with Voin-72. Why do we need such an armored personnel carrier (or BMP on wheels? ..), which, like every European is stuffed with various radio electronics, climate control systems and other rubbish? How long will this whole comfortable and convenient system work in our climate? And 26 tons, albeit on 8 wheels, is it really for our roads? Is this real Europe? We need a reliable, functional machine that can protect against RPGs, bullets and fragments, equipped with reliable weapons. Someone in our country has experience in such hostilities. I read here in one article: Americans ask their soldiers what they need, and it comes to us somehow stupidly. No, well, if we are going to fight in Europe, then we need a similar canoe. And still, 26 tons on wheels ...