It was based on the earlier m13 40 and m14 41 medium tanks and was built with the lessons from the north african campaign in mind. This new 10 tonne vehicle was to become the first m 11 39 but was still being known as the carro di rottura 8t at the time 8t because the engine was the fiat spa 8t not because it weighed 8 tonnes and was registered by the army as re2576 this particular vehicle was later inspected by italian leader benito mussolini in october 1938.
The breda 90 mm 3 54 in aa shared similar characteristics with the german 88 mm 3 46 in.
Carro armato tank. The official italian designation was carro armato armoured vehicle p 26 40. Carro comando semoventi m41 libya 1942. The l6 40 was a light tank used by the italian army from 1940 through world war ii.
The carro armato m13 40 was an italian world war ii tank designed to replace the m11 39 in the italian army at the start of world war ii. Heavy tank 103 built the last italian ww2 tank the irony of the carro armato pesante p26 40 is that it never saw service with italian forces of the regio esercito but supplemented the wehrmacht and equipped some rsi units during the bitter fighting of the italian campaign from november 1943 to may 1945. Semovente m41m or da 90 53 one of the most potent tank hunters used by the italian army.
The p 26 40 was an italian world war ii heavy tank. The tank was meant to be a stopgap until the heavier p26 40 tank could be produced in numbers. The carro armato p26 40 was a rare example of an italian medium tank the italian army referred to it as a heavy tank as it was heavy in comparison to italy s other vehicles but it was.
The m 14 41 was a four crew medium tank that served from 1941 in the royal italian army. The tank was first employed in the north african campaign where its shortcomings quickly became apparent. Find model tank in hobbies crafts buy hobbies craft supplies in ontario scrapbooking knitting stampin up a telescope rc toy or sewing machine more on kijiji canada s 1 local classifieds.
The carro armato m15 42 was the last italian medium tank produced during world war ii. It was designed by ansaldo as an export product and was adopted by the italian army when officials learned of the design and expressed interest. It was armed with a 75 mm gun and an 8 mm breda machine gun plus another optional machine gun in an anti aircraft mount.
The official italian designation was carro armato m 14 41. It was the primary tank used by the italians throughout the war. The design was influenced by the british vickers 6 ton and was based on the modified chassis of the earlier m11 39.