CAP-80

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CAP-80
Cap 80.jpg
A Volscine Esercito Imperiale CAP-80-V4
TypeMain battle tank
Place of originVolscina
Service history
In service1980–present
Used bySee Operators
Production history
DesignerRicasso Armamenti
Designed1970s
ManufacturerRicasso Armamenti
Unit costV4: SH$ 5.74 million
Produced1980–present
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications
WeightV3: 62.3 tonnes (68.7 short tons)
V4: 66.5 tonnes (73.3 short tons)
LengthV4: 9.97 metres (32.7 feet) (gun forward)
WidthV4: 3.75 m (12.3 ft)
HeightV4: 3.0 m (9.8 ft)
Crew4

ArmorV4: 3rd generation composite; including high-hardness steel, tungsten and plastic filler with ceramic component.
Main
armament
Sciabola L-44 or L-55 smoothbore gun (42 rounds)
Secondary
armament
2× 7.62 mm Sciabola M-10-V2 Machine Guns (4,750 rounds)
Engine1,500 PS (1,479 hp, 1,103 kW) at 2,600 rpm
Power/weightV4: 24.1 PS/t (17.7 kW/t) (23.7hp/tonne)
2A7V: 22.6 PS/t (16.6 kW/t) (22.2hp/tonne)
SuspensionTorsion bar suspension
Fuel capacity1,200 litres (264 imperial gallons; 317 US gallons)
Operational
range
Road: 400 km (250 mi)
Cross country: 240 km (150 mi)(internal fuel)
Speed70 km/h (43 mph)
The CAP-80 (Carro Armato Principale, Modello del 1980) is a Volscine main battle tank introduced in 1980. First developed as a private enterprise by Ricasso Armamenti, after initial evaluation by the Esercito Imperiale, it was redesigned with a 120mm smoothbore cannon developed by Sciabola. Apart from its use in the Esercito Imperiale and Volscina's various constituent states, the type has seen considerable export success, and various variants are used by Cryria, Antora, and Sarvimaa, as well as other countries. Since its introduction, the CAP-80 has been extensively upgraded, resulting in the CAP-80-V2, V3, and V4. There are also foreign variants, such as the Cryrian Stridsvagn-122 and the Sarvian T-82M. The type has seen much combat, in particular on all sides of the Volscine Civil War.

Variants

Stridsvagn-122

T-82M

ACB-125 SúperPuma

An ACB-125 in Porta Tranquíla

The ACB-125 is an Antoran conversion of the Stridsvagn-122 model of the CAP-80, making it a third-generation derivative of the original model. Its main differences over the Strv-122 and CAP-80 are its increased turret and glacis armor, the use of Antoran military compatible electronics, communications, and sensors, and the removal of some turret stowage space. 60% of the assembly is done in Antora by HerCan Armas, the rest being split between Volscina and Cryria. The Royal Antoran Armed Legions operate around 200 of the vehicles, with fluctuating numbers in active service. based on maintenance, training, and budgetary needs. The Armored Legions use it as their primary main battle tank platform, while the Mobile Legions make use of the domestically-produced ACB-96 Léon medium battle tank. As of 2022, there were 167 tanks operating within the Armed Legions.

An ACB-151 test model undergoing trials in Tonderouca

ACB-151 Adversário

The ACB-151 is a prototype overhaul of the ACB-125 tank configuration. Designed by HerCan Armas in cooperation with INTRA, the tank is meant to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies including the continuing miniaturization of electronic components, data linking, loitering munitions, and self-operating remote weapon systems. The design trades the 120 mm gun of the ACB-125 for a 130 mm smoothbore with a variety of mission payload ammunition, and supplements it with two 12.7 mm machine guns, one coaxial and one mounted in a Remote Control/Automated Weapon System subturret atop the entirely new main turret. Also located within the turret are the externally-accessible autoloader for restocking missions, the commanders Battlespace Awareness sensor module, and a modular weapons launch bay that can contain a variety of loitering munitions and other drones. HerCan Armas expects to have a production model of the vehicle ready by 2025 or 2026 depending on research and development results.