Captured equipment in Italian use

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Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by TISO » 12 Jul 2011 23:13

I just found 2 pic's of 25 pounders in Italian use.
Museum.si archive: Propaganda picture fundus of Algemeine Zeitung captured by partisans in Trst (Trieste) at the end of the war
http://www.spletna-galerija.net/Search/ ... ND&page=53
Both pic's captioned:
British artilery pieces captured and used by our troops"

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by PT Dockyard » 28 Apr 2015 01:26

I know it is an old post, but here is an interesting site showing equipment captured by the Italians

http://milguerres.unblog.fr/le-materiel ... e-du-nord/

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by Poot » 28 Apr 2015 18:21

Some small arms were also taken and kept, but I don't know if/how these were utilized. There is a 1942 inventory that shows a variety of rifles, carbines and machine guns from various nations.

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by Klaus Von Kueste » 30 Apr 2015 10:06

Often, Italian troops used allied weapon captured from partisan formations.
In some cases they were also supplied directly from the Allies! some units (specially of RSI), have learned the luminous code-signal used by partisan for air supplies

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by Poot » 30 Apr 2015 16:01

Klaus Von Kueste wrote:Often, Italian troops used allied weapon captured from partisan formations.
In some cases they were also supplied directly from the Allies! some units (specially of RSI), have learned the luminous code-signal used by partisan for air supplies
True, but in the absence of a reliable supply chain which could furnish appropriate ammunition for the Allied weapons, these would only have served in a secondary or tertiary role, and would likely have been relegated to static and uncontested duties.

The document I referred to shows a relatively large number of weapons from nations which the Italians had some hand in helping conquer, like Yugoslavia and Greece.

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by Messe62 » 22 Feb 2017 05:07

The Italians loved the British 25 pounder and front line artillery commanders demanded(without success) that Italian industry simply produce copies. (this was beyond the capabilities of the Italian arms industry). At Alamein the Italians deployed 6 batteries of 25 pounders (24 guns) and several were captured when North Africa surrendered still being used by the Italians.

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Post by MadMat » 12 Mar 2017 17:52

Italians also used a lot of captured Universal Carriers. At some point, they were even part of official TO&E.

Aside from those refered to in the French website given above, the Italians also used French 1940's tanks given (or sold) by the Germans, such as R-35, Somua, FT-17, ... especially in Sicily.

They also loved the British Dingo scout car so much that they made a copy, the Lince.

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by DrG » 02 Jun 2019 00:37

This old topic can be of interest: French tanks captured by Regio Esercito?

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Re: Captured equipment in Italian use

Post by OpanaPointer » 02 Jun 2019 00:50

Wasn't all Italian equipment considered "pre-captured"?

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