Lanciafiamme and/or the No. of Somua S-35 French tanks used by the Italians.

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 11:52 PM by NICK

I am looking for the production figures of the LanciaFlamme and/or the No. of Somua S-35 French tanks used by the Italians. please help.

Posted 01 June 2003 - 11:53 PM by Lupo Solitario

Nick
about flamethrowers tank I've no more infos than Guido. I can tell you that Italy received from Germany 32 SOMUA tanks (of 50 first offered) probably in 1941. Their prestations were seen unsatisfactory and they were employed only on Italian territory. SOMUA equipped a tank battalion which was deployed for Sardinia defence and never fought

Lupo

Posted 01 June 2003 - 11:53 PM by Guido Ronconi

There are no official figures about the number of L3 Flamethrower produced: in fact in the figures given by the producer there were no difference between the L3 with MGs and the L3 with flamethrower, so that now nobody really knows exactly how many L3 with flamethrower were produced. Anyway in the literature the estimates vary between 100 and 200. Same uncertainity about the L6 flamethrower: few were produced, but how many exactly is not known (some writers tell it was built just the prototype).
About the Somua S 35 I need some days to get the informations.
Sorry if I could not help you, but there is probably nowhere a sure answer to your questions. Hoffentlich höre ich was von Dir.
Best greetings
 
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