This category focuses on a wide range of Italian armored vehicles. Here you will find an overview and specifications of Italian tankettes, light tanks, medium tanks, self-propelled guns, and various prototypes. Italian appreciation of the need for well armored and effective tanks came too late and at a great cost. Prior to the late 1930s, the threat to Italy was Germany and Austro-Hungary. Tanks would be useless in the mountainous alpine border separating Italy from these nations. Italian tanks were underpowered, thinly armored and few in number. The various successful engagements by Italian armored divisions are mainly due to the courage of the tank crews in aggressively engaging a superior force. Some well known Italian armored vehicles are the Fiat Ansaldo M13/40 and the Semovente da 75/18.
Category: Armored Vehicles
The Fiat M13/40 medium tank was an Italian medium tank built by Fiat-Ansaldo in 1940. The Carro Armato M13/40 saw a lot of combat in North Africa.