Pista! JeffLa prima offensiva Britannica offers two different names for this unit. The text on page 156 lists the battagione bersaglieri but not the nucleo esplorante corazzata. Schizzo 17 lists the nucleo espl cor. but not the btg. bers. It is likely these are one and the same. This appears to be a separate unit from the nucleo esplorante created at Ain el Gazala with five M11/39s, a motorcycle platoon, and a battery of 20mm c.a. This latter unit was under army command. (ibid page 162). The identification of the 60°cp. m/c is based on the association of this unit with the brigade on 5 February.
I doubt it. The only 10º cp. m/c I have listed is the one from the X CA. The 10º regg. bers. didn't have a separate motorcycle company (at least all my sources don't list one). The three battalions in the regg. were all autoporto and only the cp. cc. is listed as with the regiment as a separate company.Very interesting, it is possible that the Fiat Terni were attached to 10 Cp Motociclisti even if temporarily
In the end, you are correct. There is a note in Gli autoveicoli da combattimento volume primo p. 101, that the Terni (which is the correct original name), became known as the Fiat tipo Libia sometime in the mid-late 30s.PS: i have it has Fiat not Lancia
I believe the btg. motociclisti did not exist at that time. Creating it was the plan. It was to be created by bringing together three of the independent cp. motociclisti. La meccanizzazione dell'Esercito fino al 1943 tomo II, document 38 has the original order to create the «brigata corazzata special» (pp. 216-219). The btg. motociclisti was to be formed with 10º cp. moto. from the X CA and 2 cp. moto. for the d.f. «Sabratha» (60º cp. moto.) I believe that the «Sabratha» only had one compagnia moto. and that the second compagnia would come from some other unit that was not identified.I agree with you Jeff but I always have the doubt of the biker battalion bersaglieri which is reported as part of the armored brigade on page 83 of the volume