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I was hoping to wait until I had completed my entire platoon before posting anything, but I'm still not even done with a single squad and I got impatient. So here are the first few ascari in 28mm for what will be a complete platoon. While we know the Eritrean platoons had three squads (see the...
Here is my compagnia fucilieri libica in 15mm for the game Flames of War. Thank you very much to Jeff Leser and others for determining the TO&E for such a unit, over on this thread here. While Flames of War offers a list for this unit, it is inaccurate.
*NOTE* I am having difficulty uploading...
During the war, was all fixed coastal artillery transferred to the Regia Marina/MILMART? If yes, when?
Relatedly, the artillery listed in the order of battles for the divisioni costieri are often labeled as artiglieria costiera, but were they actually just artiglieria campale divisionale...
The below image, as well as the below video, show a French 75 in action with Italians in Tunisia.
The footage can be found here. The gun can be seen in the first 40 seconds.
What was the Italian designation for this gun? Is this a one-off, or was there a unit which fielded these?
I recently ran across this image of Btg. San Marco marines manning an antiaircraft gun in Tunisia. It's purportedly from the magazine L'Illustrazione Italiana, Year LXX, No 3, January 17, 1943.
Is the gun an Oerlikon?
I have seen several photos of the French 47 mm Mle 1937 antitank gun at Gela, Sicily, after the invasion. These were designated the Cannone da 47/50 by the Italians.
My question is, what units at Gela used these? Did it belong to a local garrison unit?
Gruppo Mobile E, which was involved in...
According to the website Dili posted, 8º Regg. had a battaglioni armi di accompagnamento (or "Btg. armi acc. e a.a.") in 1941. I was looking elsewhere on the forum, and according to this post (here, scroll down to post #6 by dor1941), divisions operating in Africa in 1941 were authorized a btg...
While not much, it's still more information than I had before.
Assuming everything is distributed evenly, that's 6 f.m. per cp. fuciliere, as opposed to the Libyan's 9 per company. Could we assume that the Btg. Eritreo/Somalo had fewer platoons, i.e. two platoons per company?