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Semovente da 75-18

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Feb 2020 22:10

Hi all,

Does somebody how is possible differenciate between a Semovente M41 and a M42 models ??

According to my information and the images that I have seen:

M40: short front fenders
M41: full length fenders
M42: ?? :?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Semovente da 75-18

Post by jwsleser » 18 Mar 2020 23:01

Sturm78 wrote:
21 Feb 2020 22:10

M40: short front fenders
M41: full length fenders
M42: ?? :?
M40: short front fenders
M41: full length fenders
M42: Shorter mufflers, exhaust pipes exposed between engine compartment and muffler; radio antenna mount on drivers left side on front fender.
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Post by jwsleser » 21 Mar 2020 16:53

Reading the responses to the same question on another thread here on AHF, what I called an antenna mount might be a bottle jack. It is possible.
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Re: Semovente da 75-18

Post by Sturm78 » 22 Mar 2020 11:48

jwsleser wrote
M40: short front fenders
M41: full length fenders
M42: Shorter mufflers, exhaust pipes exposed between engine compartment and muffler; radio antenna mount on drivers left side on front fender.
jwsleser wrote
Reading the responses to the same question on another thread here on AHF, what I called an antenna mount might be a bottle jack. It is possible.
Thank you very much for your answer, jwsleser. :)
I think you are right. The main distintive characteristic of the M42 respect M41 are the exhaust mufflers, but I think they are not shorter but they are situated more rear, almost over the idler wheel.

About the bottle jack, I think that not all M42 vehicles have it. The same occur with the protuberant teeth of the drive wheels...

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