See also: Armi avanzate della Seconda Guerra Mondiale/Appendix 4 (wikibook), "List of Italian Army equipment in World War II", Learn how and when to remove this template message, Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/65 modello 35 (Breda), List of Regia Aeronautica aircraft used in World War II, Armi avanzate della Seconda Guerra Mondiale/Appendix 4, Military history of Italy during World War II, Military equipment of Germany's allies on the Balkan and Russian fronts (1941–45), https://web.archive.org/web/20121006163934/http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/Italy/ItalianHalfTrack-SupportVehicles.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20100630113058/http://ww2drawings.jexiste.fr/Files/1-Vehicles/Axis/2-Italy/07-Halftracks/Breda-Typo61/Breda-Typo61.htm, http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_english/Motor_Vehicles/Italy/Breda/Breda_Type_61/breda_type_61.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Italian_Army_equipment_in_World_War_II&oldid=993829049, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from March 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Design of the 6 pounder anti-tank gun commenced in 1938, and production began in 1941. They are usually designed to be easily transported and concealed to maximize responsiveness and surprise. £1.10. In the 1930s Italy bought some of these guns from Böhler, and then began to produce the weapon under license, continuing its development. To tow this piece, the Fiat-OCI 708 CM tractor and the L3 tankette were used, but these projects were soon abandoned as the gun was subjected to breaking at the axles spindles and shanks. The 75 mm L.36.6 Ansaldo field gun was converted to an anti-tank gun, and it was mounted on the inofficial 75/32 variant of the Semovente M41 75/18. £1.10. It was also one of the most effective. The Cannone da 47/32 mod. It served alongside the 6pdr with the smaller gun equipping infantry battalions, and the bigger one equipping divisional anti-tank regiments. The gun is either a copy of the French 75 mm L.36.6 Schneider M.1914 field gun or it may be a Schneider export in Italian inventory. Different box magazines had a capacity 10, 20 and 40 cartridges. These are early-production tanks, still with the nearly-useless sponson machine guns and prewar hatch design.) Development of the original models led to a wide variety of guns. Apr 15, 2020 - Explore James Newsom's board "Italian World War II Equipment" on Pinterest. The following is a list of equipment used by the Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito), Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica), and Royal Italian Navy (Regia Marina) during World War II. WW2 Italian tanks 3D printed models for wargamers and collectors. The FIAT 2000 in evaluation exercises, rear view. Chariot anti-tank gun or self-propelled L3 47/32 - prototype self-propelled gun armed with a 47/32 mm; trying "desperately" to adapt to the new demands of war the L3 Chariot had a very similar design to the, L.3/r - command tank with radio inside, deployed in all tankette units. It saw combat in the Italian Campaign and in the Northwest Europe campaign. 37mm anti-tank guns were found to be useless against allied medium tanks and due to this AP ammunition was developed for all gun types. Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-680-8283A-18A, Budapest, Pfeilkreuzler.jpg 800 × 526; 68 KB After Mussolini had been stripped of power, he was imprisoned at Gran Sasso in the Apennine mountains. Italian WWII Anti-Aircraft Flaks. Soon afterward, more 57mm guns began arriving, and the 37mm was essentially finished as a dedicated antitank weapon in the European Theater. The 1930 model of the 37 mm 1-K became the first anti-tank gun in the Red Army and played a large role in the further development of this type of weapon. Figures for flames of war, FOW, team yankee, vietnam, modern, rapid fire, bolt action, field of glory camps. Antitank Weapons: British. L.3 da demolizione - radio-controlled prototype for the destruction of the minefields. This category focuses on the Italian Tank Destroyer classes of World War Two. The problems that stand out to the vast majority of historians pertain to Italian strategy and equipment. As a temporary expedient, some units were formed using 85mm anti-aircraft guns in the anti-tank role. But the development of the fascist corporate state in the 1920s saw a revival of the influence of the Army.  While not an original user, the German army captured several of these guns during their annexation of Austria and their conquest of the Netherlands (4.7 cm Pak 187[h]) and the Soviet Union (4.7 cm PaK 196[r]) and took them into service. Some were built as command tanks with a radio installed instead of the main gun. During WW2 Canada used artillery including anti-tank guns of British design and many guns were built in Canada. TANKBUSTERS: AIRBORNE ANTI-TANK GUNS IN WW2 Anthony G Williams. Split trail, Italian replacement for all older howitzers, Naval gun used in counter-battery fire and siege, built in Austria-Hungary as naval gun, reused by Italians in coastal defense. The 88mm gun (commonly called the eighty-eight) was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. In 1939, it was able to penetrate the armor of most tanks in … 1935 was an Italian artillery piece that saw service during World War II. Before and during World War II, Italy designed most of their anti-aircraft guns and some its infantry guns to also serve in the anti-tank role. It served alongside the 6pdr with the smaller gun equipping infantry battalions, and the bigger one equipping divisional anti-tank regiments. This frontal armor proved impenetrable to German 88mm anti- tank flak guns at 1000m. Ur-38 was a very top secret weapon. However, this was only a brief happy time for Mussolini. All calibers of AA guns were also mounted in portee trucks in dual roles (ground attack and AA). At this poi… Also, permanent installation of guns on trucks and armored cars were done on ad-hoc basis, therefore many self-propelled guns had no official name besides descriptive type of truck plus type of cannon. Was issued during the early 1920s; was mostly replaced by other models by the end of the war. No dedicated anti-tank gun was produced. Japanese WW2 37mm - Type 94 Anti-Tank Gun - HE, APHE / Type 94 Tank Gun - APHE / Ho-203 Aircraft Cannon - HE, HE projectile. With the increase of aircraft performance, many armies developed dedicated AA guns with a high muzzle velocity – … The 75 mm L.36.6 Ansaldo field gun was converted to an anti-tank gun, and it was mounted on the inofficial 75/32 variant of the Semovente M41 75/18. See more ideas about world war ii, italian army, italian tanks. Re: Italian Artillery and Anti-Tank Weapons the lack of efficient antitank guns, made to develop HEAT ammunitions, to use on the existing guns, for the majority field guns, with low muzzle velocity. Italian Anti-tank equipment. Engineers learned lessons from the first World War and applied their new knowledge to the killing machines of World War II. Was prioritised by the French and as a result unlike other French weapons designed after WW 1 production started quite early in the 1920's and so it was available in large quantities at the start of world war II allowing it to be widely used by French forces in World war II as their main light machine gun. Italian WW2 37mm anti-tank - APHE. L.3/Solothurn or L.3/cc (antitank) - changes made on several specimens directly from the operational departments in Italian North Africa in 1941. Italian appreciation of the need for well armored and effective tank destroyers came too late and at a great cost. It was created by mounting a Cannone da 47/32 anti-tank gun in an open-topped, box-like superstructure on a L 6/40 light tank chassis. The Italians had already produced a production model carbine with an attached grenade launcher which used a bullet capture system as far back as 1928. Below we present you a list of most interesting anti-tank rifles from World War II. Thirty were built by Fiat-Ansaldo and delivered in 1943 before the Italian … The nickname Ur was coined allegedly because of the intention to export them to Uruguay as “surveillance equipment”. Also provided to the special Sturmtruppen units as support and anti-tank gun. The Semovente 105/25 was an Italian tank destroyer in use during World War II. Approximately 490,000 bazookas were built in World War II. At the start of World War II, only some European nations had an anti-tank rifle based on a high-velocity, large-calibre round, such as the British Boys anti-tank Rifle.The first combat use of anti-tank rifles took place during the invasion of Poland of 1939. The building is adjacent to the old Admiralty (which can be seen in the right corner of the photo) at the Queen’s Horse Parade in the Whitehall area of London. These guns were then reassigned to German and RSI (Axis-aligned Italian) units or donated to Croatia. A 37 mm anti-tank gun M1930 (1-K) The design of anti-tank guns in the USSR began in the late 1920’s. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Mark Axworthy, London: Arms and Armour, 1995, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannone_da_47/32&oldid=991803417, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 47 mm (1.9 in) 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) Armor piercing, Muzzle Velocity: 630 m/s (2,067 ft/s) for AP; 250 m/s (820 ft/s) HE [L/40 Variant: 829 m/s for AP and 310 m/s for HE], Shell Weight: 1.44 kg (3.175 lb) AP; 2.37 kg (5.225 lb) HE, Armor Penetration AP (L/32): 58 mm (2.3 in) at 100 m (110 yards); 43 mm (1.7 in) at 500 m (550 yards), Armor Penetration AP (L/40 Variant for Medium tank, Armor Penetration HEAT: 55 mm at 90 degrees contact, This page was last edited on 1 December 2020, at 22:15. Trubia - experimental version of the Spanish armed with a gun Breda 20/65 Mod 1935 20mm. Range ... My WW2 Rules, now with links to AFV data sheets; the German supplies of antitank guns from 3.7cm pak, 5cm pak 7,5cm pak and 8,8cm flak never did not overwhelm the deficit. Romania purchased 545 Austrian-made pieces and 275 Italian-made pieces in 1941. The CV 33 light tank, the best-seller and most produced armored vehicle in Italy at the time. Here tanks, loaded with infantry, belonging to the Seventh (US) Army wait for orders in the main street of Munich, 29 April 1945. 47/32, Carro Veloce 29 (armored car) - may be misspelled or fictitious (most likely this is the CV-29 tankette by the same name), ARGO - domestically developed air warning radar in, FREYA - sold by Germans 1 July 1942, later transported to Sicily, RTD Arghetto or Vespa - prototype of airborne 300 MHz radar, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 18:31. Here you will find an overview and specifications of Italian WW2 self-propelled guns and various prototypes. ... One WW2 Breda model 35, 20mm anti-aircraft gun on ground mount in 15mm or 1:100 scale. The Cannone da 47/32 mod. The Italian Laniciabombe was an experimental design for an infantry operable, shoulder-fired anti-tank gun. Charley the Bastard was the Boyes .55 anti-tank rifle's nickname. The advent of highly mobile tank warfare at the start of World War 2 prompted a search for ways of destroying tanks from the air, with variable success. The French had two anti-tank guns, the first was a light 25mm gun which was issued to infantry battalions and the other was the 47mm mle 1937 which was one of the best anti-tank guns in operation in 1940. Nicknamed Ur-38,it was a Polish-made firearm and one of the first of its kind. (Brazilian X1A2 Carcara tank of the 1980s; the last member of the M3 family tree.) Some of these guns were donated to the Italians. Used as an anti tank gun during WW1 from 1917 onward. (Brazilian M3 Stuarts on the Italian front during WWII. 37mm anti-tank guns were found to be useless against allied medium tanks and due to this AP ammunition was developed for all gun types. After the evacuation from Dunkirk in the summer of 1940, and the loss of nearly 600 AT guns, it was decided to focus … It was to combine parts from a mortar and a carbine fitted together to form a rather crude, very large caliber gun firing a shaped charge shell. Long before World War II began, the British realized they would need to replace their 2 pounder anti-tank gun with a more powerful weapon. Wz. But I've found no trace of portable anti-tank weapons used by Italy in WW2. In place of the twin machine guns an S-18/1000 Solothurn 20 mm anti-tank rifle was mounted, which could penetrate the armor of British armored cars and light tanks. The L3 tankette was also a basis for several engineering vehicles. British Hotchkiss/Nordenfelt 37mm - APHE with base fuse . Mountain guns were also used because of their ability to be broken down and carried by pack animals. ... One WW2 Breda model 35, 20mm anti-aircraft gun on ground mount in 15mm or 1:100 scale. Due to its shape, the 47/32 was commonly called "elefantino" (little elephant) by the troops. After WWII, there was no way to demolish such a structure due to the classical buildings nearby. After their surrender, these were recaptured along with Italian models (4.7 cm Pak 177[i]). 35 anti-tank rifle. Here you will find an overview and specifications of Italian WW2 self-propelled guns and various prototypes. Infantry/tank co-operation. German 7.7cm PAK16. The Cannone da 47/32 was used both as an infantry gun and an anti-tank gun; it was highly effective against light to medium armored tanks. anti-aircraft gun. This summary is based on material from 'Flying Guns: World War 2' by Emmanuel Gustin and Anthony G Williams Amended January 2017. Apr 15, 2020 - Explore James Newsom's board "Italian World War II Equipment" on Pinterest. The initial T-34 had a powerful 76.2mm high velocity tank gun, which provided substantial increase in firepower.