M13 40 carro armato medio italiano usato nella seconda guerra mondiale i veicoli corazzati italiani costruiti dopo la prima guerra mondiale fino al 1943 rappresentano un insieme di veicoli interessante principalmente in relazione alle teorie di impiego che erano alla base dello sviluppo di una forza corazzata destinata inizialmente ad operare su un territorio con un orografia molto. 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 last italian tank for 60 years the m15 42 medium tank carro armato medio also called m 42 was the ultimate evolution of the m13 40 designed and produced by ansaldo.
Carro armato italiano ww2. In july 1942 the problems and defects of the m13 40 and m14 41 has been well identified. L6 40s were also used in the north african campaign. Carro armato medio m15 42.
Italy 1942 medium tank 152 built. The l6 40 was a light tank used by the italian army from 1940 through world war ii. The official italian designation was carro armato l6 40.
Il mezzo venne sviluppato soltanto dopo che fu decisa l interruzione del progetto di sviluppo del carro armato celere sahariano una specie di crusader italiano e secondo i progetti iniziali doveva essere inizialmente armato con un cannone corto da 75 18 e corazzatura sistemata in modo assai simile agli m ma l analisi del t 34 di cui i tedeschi fornirono un esemplare catturato. 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. The official italian designation was carro armato p 26 40.
The m 14 41 was a four crew medium tank that served from 1941 in the royal italian army. P for pesante the weight of 26 tonnes and the year of adoption. It was the main tank employed by the italian forces fighting on the eastern front alongside the l6 40 based semovente 47 32 self propelled gun.
The carro armato m15 42 was the last italian medium tank produced during world war ii 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. The official italian designation was carro armato m 14 41. 14 it did not serve in north africa the theatre in which it was intended to.
Italian army ww2 135 reggimento artiglieria corazzata 135a divisione di cavalleria corazzata ariete ii roma settembre 1943 m 11 39 comando carri armati della libia egypt september 1940 m 13 40 xxi battaglione carri libya janiary 1941 richard chasemore. 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 roughly. Design had started in 1940 but very few had been built by the time italy signed the armistice with the allies in september 1943 and the few produced afterwards were used b.
The tank was meant to be a stopgap until the heavier p26 40 tank could be produced in numbers. The p 26 40 was an italian world war ii medium tank.