The carro veloce 33 cv 33 or l3 33 was a tankette originally built in 1933 and used by the italian army before and during world war ii it was based on the imported british carden loyd tankette license built by italy as the cv 29. Entrato in produzione a partire dal 1933 venne prodotto in un numero di esemplari notevole circa 2000 2500 unità di questo tipo vennero costruite.
This vehicle has very little armour which allows for it to quickly and deftly maneuver across the.
Carro armato l3. In 1938 the cv 33 was renamed the l3 33 while the cv 35 became the l3 35s. Some cv 33s were thrown at kasserine pass against freshly landed gis. The l3 35 or carro veloce cv 35 was an italian tankette that saw combat before and during world war ii although designated a light tank by the italian army its turretless configuration weight and firepower make it closer to contemporary tankettes.
Il carro armato leggero l3 35 venne progettato a partire dallo l3 33 con l introduzione di una seria di miglioramenti la principale consisteva nell armamento con due mitragliatrici da 8mm che sostituivano l unica mitragliatrice da 6 5 della l3 33. Armor land systems. I veicoli corazzati italiani costruiti dopo la prima guerra mondiale fino al 1943 rappresentano un insieme di veicoli interessante principalmente in relazion.
Carro armato l3 series tankette light tank. The system was revised some and enlarged to be installed in the existing carro armato l3 38 tankette series to produce the l3 35lf lanciafiamme mobile flamethrowing vehicle. The carro armato l3 contro carro shortened to l3 33 cc is a rank i italian tank destroyer with a battle rating of 1 0 ab rb sb it was introduced in update 1 85 supersonic.
Image from the public domain. The tankette retained its crew of two but one of the hull mounted machine guns was replaced by the flame projector which was positioned offset to left in the upper hull superstructure the driver sat right of the weapon. The l3 33 cc is an italian tank that is the war thunder equivalent of a shoe box on tracks with a gun of course.
While the the l3 series clearly failed the italians in the spanish civil war little was done to improved or replace the type by world war 2. However under kesselring and rommel they performed a good fighting retreat into tunisia. It was the most numerous italian armoured fighting vehicle and saw service almost everywhere the italians fought in world war ii but proved.
Many cv 33s were retrofitted to meet the specifications of the cv 35 in 1935. Staff writer last edited. Il cv35 carro veloce 35 poi rinominato l3 35 leggero 35 fu un carro armato leggero in realtà per armamento e dimensioni più un tankette italiano utilizzato durante la seconda guerra mondiale in molti fronti tra i quali in albania grecia libia e durante altri conflitti come la guerra civile spagnola i conflitti coloniali italiani e la seconda guerra sino giapponese.
Right side view of the carro armato l3 tankette at rest. The 20 mm 0 79 in solothurn rifle. The l3 33 cc cc stands for contro carro or antitank version was an adaptation of the elderly cv 33s of the centauro division which arrived in libya too late missing el alamein.