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A long text of its constitution and arrival.
PS: To Franco, it seems its regiments arrived after 1 June 1940 so we have probably about +8000? men arriving to be added to the Allegati 4 and 5 before 10 June.
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He had an army that seemed overall more competent than the army in ASI. But was he the factor for that?
Still i am not seeing much influence of Balbo in ASI army, he certainly did not handled the military day to day. Did not build a motorized unit with assets at hand, while he probably could...
I have that there were produced CV 38 tankettes, 52 in 1942 and 32 in 1943. Some data says that it was a 13.2mm Machine gun, but i have also seen that it retained the machine gun armament of earlier tankettes. Any information on this?
Edit: other sources talk only about convertions
I think i have never seen the structure of this type of unit despite being so numerous at war start. How many troops, trucks, dovunque?, motorcycles?
Btw if anyone have the structure of "Santi" cavalry groups of Celere Div's would be also welcome
The numbers are huge more than 3000 infantry in Tripoli 3000 in Zuara, more than an hundred batteries, a couple thousand in Cirenaica.
Were they - specially infantry - employed as replacements for AS divisions?
i know that in 42 was formed a GAF regiment.
I am checking the MAS successes and seldom they have been efficient where it appear they should in Sicilian channel.
- MAS 532 hits Sydney Star in Operation Substance July 41
- some eventual success in operation Pedestal.
I know that Italians considered MAS a bad sea boat hence the reason...
For my interest, to note in Vol I the 2 articles with close links air and naval of Fascist Italia and Communist Soviet Union before II WW made the biggest political deception of last 100 years.
I have not read any specifics about any combat by the CV 33/3's including those that were upgraded with a solothurn 20mm, does any one have? Did they ever fought the Rolls Royce and other fast British armored vehicles?