Italian vehicles: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by Barbarigo » 26 May 2008 12:22

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.
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.

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.

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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 31 May 2008 07:54

Hello to all and ciao Paolino!! :)
M13/40's tank photos from ebay .
All pics from the desert ..

In the first pic ..KO tank, and in the second pic German soldiers on the Italian tank, and in the third pic some hours before the El Alamein's battle .
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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by Barbarigo » 03 Jun 2008 07:09

FRANCY RITTER wrote:Hello to all and ciao Paolino!! :)
Thank you Francy!
I've been too busy for times and I couldn't post anymore... I hope I have definetly come back!

Paolino 8-)

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 11 Jun 2008 05:37

Hello dear friends!! :)
Abandoned M11/39 with American soldiers (Usaaf ? )
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 27 Jun 2008 11:56

A very rare shot of "Italian" P40 tank..
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 27 Jun 2008 15:09

Same tank but with American G.I ..
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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by FRANCY RITTER » 10 Jul 2008 06:48

Ciao dear friends !! :D

Fiat Fiat 508 C Coloniale staff car in Libya ..ebay
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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by Barbarigo » 10 Jul 2008 07:08

Fantastic!

Also the FIAT 626 on the back is really good.

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 10 Jul 2008 07:26

Grazie Paolino..and this 626 in Russia with German "Camerati" ..Who Do You Think . ? :wink:
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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by Rnox » 22 Jul 2008 10:43

from ebay :)
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 22 Jul 2008 11:33

Nice propaganda photos...thank you Rnox :D
Other photos from ebay , M13/40 during a desert storm .
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Post by Franzl Rider » 25 Jul 2008 12:35

From ebay an Italian Semovente in German service stuck in a building.
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Post by Franzl Rider » 25 Jul 2008 12:45

From ebay: on the Ostfront a Italian Pavesi artillery tractor is being pointed the way by an German Feldgendarm (field police).
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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 25 Jul 2008 12:48

Thank you dear Franzl :wink:

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Re: Regio Esercito and R.S.I vehicles

Post by Franzl Rider » 29 Jul 2008 22:08

Hello Francy. This will interest you. From ebay a series of Italian vehicles in service the "NSKK Transportkorps Speer" in (Northern) Italy second half of 1944. Here are four of the pictures. Don't let the licenseplates with "OT" (organosation Todt) fool you. In June 1944 "NSKK Transportkorps Speer" was established from "NSKK Transportgruppe Todt" + "Transportflotte Speer" + "Legion Speer". Also the term "transport" says it not all because these unit where often involved in heavy fighting. This unit not only used lots of Italian vehicles but also infantryweapons as Baretta submachineguns.

Here AS43 with Flak
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