Italian P 43 heavy tank: drawings/pics ?

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Italian P 43 heavy tank: drawings/pics ?

Post by 4nov1918 » 07 Feb 2006 12:52

Hallo friends,

Is there any picture/drawing available of the so called P43 Italian heavy tank, studied in 1943 as further development of the P40 (and never built) ?? I guess there must hace been wooden models and/or drawings, artistic represnetaion of this tank.
I heard it should have resembled the German Panther...it would be interesting to take a look to compare...

any details (dimension, weapons, etc) on this projetc woudl be appreciated of course...

Thanks in advance/sincerely,

Nick

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Post by Davide Pastore » 07 Feb 2006 19:52

Data for P43 (1st proposal, early 1943): 30t, 420hp, 40km/h, 75/34, front armour 80-100mm, side armour 50mm.
Data for P43bis (2nd proposal, mid 1943): 90/42 gun, other variations unknown. 150 ordered.

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Post by FACH » 07 Feb 2006 20:57

8O 8O 8O

:D FACH :D

P.D: Thanks, Davide (grazie :) )

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » 08 Feb 2006 06:39

Bravo Davide !!! :o :)

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Re: Italian P 43 heavy tank: drawings/pics ?

Post by 4nov1918 » 08 Feb 2006 12:57

4nov1918 wrote:Hallo friends,

Is there any picture/drawing available of the so called P43 Italian heavy tank
Nick
Thanks/grazie mille!!!!!

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Post by Davide Pastore » 08 Feb 2006 18:16

Note that the P43 was a "virtual" tank, which never left the drawing table. Neither gun or engine existed. It was just a paper esercitation by Ansaldo, afraid that Regio Esercito could receive German tanks instead - sort of "wait, mine is better".
BTW this Ansaldo "dream work", probably available somewhere in 1944 or 1945, was more or less the equivalent of the Pz.IV G of 1942. The Panther was on a different category.

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Post by FACH » 11 Feb 2006 20:40

Davide, any other draw of another development or proyect from the P40?

For any help, thanks

8) FACH 8)

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Post by Davide Pastore » 12 Feb 2006 10:35

The most famous development was the Semovente da 149/40, built in only a single prototype currently at Aberdeen Proving Ground:

http://svsm.org/gallery/semovente149-40

Italian sources claim that Americans used this vehicle as the inspiration for M107 (well, who knows :) )

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Post by Blitzkrieg » 04 Jul 2010 15:26

Davide Pastore wrote:Data for P43 (1st proposal, early 1943): 30t, 420hp, 40km/h, 75/34, front armour 80-100mm, side armour 50mm.
Data for P43bis (2nd proposal, mid 1943): 90/42 gun, other variations unknown. 150 ordered.

Davide

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