This picture was not taken in Sicily, but it was taken on may 1945 in Piemonte, Northern Italy, near Ivrea. In this place the Fascists from Turin settled at the end of april, waiting for the incoming Allies, who arrived finally around the 4th of may. The photo shows the armored veichles of Gruppo Corazzato "Leonessa" ("Leonessa" Armored Group, the armored unit of Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana, the biggest armored unit of RSI) and german trucks and vehicles abandoned after the surrending of Fascist and German.Franzl Rider wrote:Third picture also on Sicily shows a Caro Commando per Semovente in M14-41 chassis in front. It is armed with 13,2mm Breda Model 31 MG and 8mm Breda Model AA-MG in turret opening. The other four tanks are (I believe) normal M14-41 tanks. From exp. ebay.
Focusing on the armored vehicles, we can see, starting from the left, on the front line:
1 AS43 Protetto, a prototype built by the Arsenale of Piacenza for the Armored Group "Leonessa". It represents the attemp to produce a not expensive light protected vehicle to transport the troops, starting from the Camionetta AS43 with a very few modifications (on the serie Camionetta only a protection made by steel sheet was put all around the cockpit);
2 M14/41 tanks (note the lack of the door on the right side of the tanks);
1 Carro Comando on M15 chassis (note the typical exhaust pipes, different from the ones of M14 model);
On the second line:
1 M tank (what model? probably an M15)
2 M15/42 (note the presence of the door on the right side of the tanks).
All the armored vehicles had the typical camouflage that "Leonessa" used staring from december 1944, brown and green spot on a sand yellow background.