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A great emotional impact had the Royal Navy controlling of Italian merchants.
Nevertheless due to energy situation Italy had to choose a side. It could not remain neutral if the war extended to late 1940-41
Mussolini choice was premature.
Italian Army can have at least 2 3º Artillery Regiments
Below are different units.
3º Reggimento Artiglieria (Division) - this is the only unit that goes to the field
3º Reggimento Artiglieria d'Armata (this is a depot, mobilization, training unit) that creates artillery HQ's , batteries...
Wow you found my source , it was indeed Alexis , i have the map and a note in my spreadsheet.
I suspect that the 3ºReggimento Armata was the unit that mobilised your grand father and was not deployed in combat.
I have in my notes.
Since it is an Armata level artillery group, it is not part of an divisional regiment. It should be part of an armata raggruppamento but can also be independent. Yes it shows 149/35 for coastal defence in its 3 batteries 40,41,42º.
I will be checking where it came from.
Sitting at peace conference in September 1940 in which they will ask some pieces of France like Nice(Nizza) or Tunisia(French Colony).
Mussolini was probably loosing faculties, he never saw Hitler for an addict gambler.
Cernuschi is considered a "revisionist" by the established narrative promoters. I find him useful and he brings new stuff but i don't agree with some of his conclusions and how he reach his conclusions. some seem in iffy ground like giving too much weight to what an agent said about of damage...
If a person wants a database of names and basic characteristics all Italian aircraft of that period it is a valid book. For anything more deep - like understanding what was the best Italian bomber it is not valid- nothing replaces weights: fuel, oil, armament, devices etc. and performance with...
Nopes, i don't have Valdonio book, but i have aircraft manuals, Dimensione Cielo and some RA performance data datasheets.
One example: http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org>Articles & Misc.>Caratteristiche_velivoli_italiani
Do the Valdonio book have any data about manoeuvrability and power at...
To a what point you do want know Italian aircraft? That is the main question. If want to know performance more than just stated max speed you need to have aircraft type dedicated book (Ali d'Italia , Profile series ), aircraft manual helps with weights and the RA fliers about aircraft...
The biggest used armour piercing bomb was the prototype 630 PD - employed by 2 Reggiane 2001 aircraft against a British carrier Victorious. Being prototype they failed to explode. This is a 630kg SAP bomb with 120kg explosive.
480P was developed for Re 2002 i have no references for its...