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

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

Post by LColombo » 19 Sep 2016 22:10

Some images of two AFVs preserved in the Ugo Mara Barracks in Solbiate Olona, Lombardy.

L6/40:

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Semovente da 75/18 (I presume):

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

Post by Dili » 19 Sep 2016 23:03

Alanmccoubrey wrote:
Dili wrote:And no one knows how many were converted to Semovente 47/32

Is that a statement or a question ?
More of a statement, but can be a question :)


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Very nice photos L.Colombo.

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

Post by tigre » 24 Sep 2016 18:24

Hello to all :D; indeed, nice pics LColombo........................

Ansaldo L6 in action - Nice 1943.

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-WK-Foto-Panzer ... 1959809541

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Post by tigre » 09 Nov 2016 00:41

Hello to all :D; a little more...................................

Semovente L 40 da 47/32.

The semovente L 40 was built on a barge almost identical to that of the L 6/40. It also shared the same propulsion organs and the same tracks as the light tank. Its main armament was the gun of 47/32, which was mounted to the left of a redesigned casemate in order to accommodate its sight system and pedal firing controls. The weapon had a horizontal fire sector of 27º and a vertical of -12º to + 20º.

The roof of the casemate was open, but the crew could cover it with a tarpaulin. The driver's seat was to the right of the barrel, slightly rearward, resulting in low visibility on the left. The commander of the tank also covered the role of gunner and in the beginning also servant. It had two ammunition storage boxes, one behind the driver's seat with 33 projectiles and one attached to the right wall containing 37 shots.

Because of the very small space in the casemate, the L 40 da 47/32 lacked radio equipment, which made it difficult to coordinate the vehicles.

Source: http://www.italie1935-45.com/regio-eser ... 0-da-47-32
http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-WK-Foto-Panzer ... true&rt=nc
http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-WK-Foto-Panzer ... 1959809541

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

Post by tigre » 26 Nov 2016 23:27

Hello to all :D; a little more.................................

SPA-Viberti AS.42 Sahariana - Tunez 1943.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-WK-Foto-Panzer ... 2cb63dafa1
http://www.ebay.co.at/sch/Militaria/155 ... =1&_sop=12

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Post by tigre » 16 Jan 2017 12:48

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Fiat-Ansaldo L6/40.

Source: http://www.ebay.at/itm/192069908437?clk ... rmvSB=true

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Post by tigre » 17 Mar 2020 00:48

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Italy's armed forces and the Führer visit - 1938.

Sources: https://www.catawiki.es/l/25860033-alem ... esuch-1938

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Post by tigre » 09 Apr 2020 21:18

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L3 Passerella bridge layer.

The few L3 Passerella (bridge layer) vehicles constructed were assigned to units at Armoured Brigade levels. The 7-meter-long (23 ft) bridge was stripped down into sections on a trailer towed by the L3 itself for travel. On arriving at the combat zone, this bridge was assembled on the front of the tank, suspended by cables from two small cranes located over the crew's superstructure. The crew laid the completed bridge over the obstacle from within the vehicle. A L3 Passerella crew took seven minutes to lay out this bridge.

Source: https://www.catawiki.es/l/25860033-alem ... esuch-1938
http://www.wardrawings.be/WW2/Files/1-V ... rsions.htm

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