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Post by ziggy wiseman » 26 Mar 2002 17:19

Anyone can give me some info about the Lanciafiamme L3?
thanks!

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Post by MaPen » 26 Mar 2002 17:46

Lanciafiamme L3

year of production: 1935
weight: 3,6 t
lenght: 3,48 m
width: 1,14 m
height: 1,30 m
armor: 13,5 mm
engine: 43 HP
speed: 38 km/h
range: 130 km
crew: 2
armament: heavy flamethrower with 520 l of fuel mixture in trailer and Fiat 35 cal. 8 mm machine gun with 1840 rounds.

First used in Ethiopia.



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Post by ziggy wiseman » 26 Mar 2002 18:05

MaPen,thank you for the info;

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 27 Mar 2002 08:25

Interesting to note the difference in the side "turret" armour of the black and white image to the colour musuem piece.

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Post by ziggy wiseman » 27 Mar 2002 16:58

Gwynn,clever observation!
perhaps there was another model of this tank....

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Post by MaPen » 27 Mar 2002 20:17

Ziggy,

L3 tankette chassis was used for variety of vehicles. Check this link: http://members.xoom.virgilio.it/zimmeri ... erie_l.htm

These vehiclec were:

L3/33 (welded, twin 8 mm Breda),
L3/35 (bolted, twin 8 mm Breda),
L3/35 with 20 mm Solothurn Anti-Tank Rifle
L3/35 with 20 mm Cannon,
L3/35lf Lanciafiamme e Rimorchio (trailer),
L3/38 Tankette with 13.2 mm Breda HMG

I don't know for this particulare model though.

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