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Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 4:40pm

Armored Fighting Vehicles

Data about in service armored fighting vehicles of Italy. Some information copied from Red Admiral's post here.
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
-Siegfried Sassoon

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Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 4:49pm

Armored Cars

AB.42 and Variants

AB.42 Velites-Armored Car
Dimensions
Length: 6m
Width: 2.25m
Height: 2.25m

Handling
Weight 13 tons
Road Speed: 75kph
Off-road speed: 35kph
Fuel Capacity: Fuel Capacity: 250L internal, 100L External
Range: 500km land [Internal], 700 km land [Internal and External]
Engine: 180hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 13.84hp/ton
Drive 6x6
Suspension: Torsion Beam, six road wheels
Turning Radius: 7 meters
Crew: 4 (Commander, Gunner, Driver, Loader/Radio Operator)

Armament
Main Gun: 47/32
Elevation: -4 to +30
Secondary Guns: Three 8mm MG, one coaxial mounted, one mounted on turret roof, one mounted in stinger on rear of turret.
Other: Smoke grenade launchers.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 20mm @ 60
Front Lower Plate: 20mm @ 45
Side Upper Plate: 15mm @ 10
Side Lower Plate: 15mm @ 15
Rear Plates: 10mm @ 20
Top: 15mm @ 90
Bottom: 10mm @ 90
Turret Front: 20mm @ 25
Mantlet: 20mm @ Rounded
Turret Sides: 15mm @ 15
Turret Rear: 10mm @ 15
Turret Top: 10mm @ 90

AB.42T Armicustos- Wheeled APC
Dimensions
Length: 6m
Width: 2.25m
Height: 2.5m

Handling
Weight 11 tons
Road Speed: 80kph
Off-road speed: 35kph
Fuel Capacity: Fuel Capacity: 250L internal, 100L External
Range: 500km land [Internal], 700 km land [Internal and External]
Engine: 180hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 16.36hp/ton
Drive 6x6
Suspension: Torsion Beam, six road wheels
Turning Radius: 7 meters
Crew: 3 (Commander, Gunner, Driver) & 10 men OR one fixed 81mm Mortar and crew OR 2x25mm Anti-Aircraft gun and crew OR three man command radio team and equipment

Armament
Main Gun: Three 8mm MG, two mounted in elevated basket, one mounted in driver's position.
Elevation: -10 to +75 (Basket), -4 to +4 (Diver)
Field of Fire: 360 degrees (Basket), 20 degrees (Driver)
Secondary Guns: None
Other: Smoke grenade launchers.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 20mm @ 60
Front Lower Plate: 20mm @ 45
Side Upper Plate: 15mm @ 10
Side Lower Plate: 15mm @ 15
Rear Plates: 10mm @ 20
Top: 0mm @ 90
Bottom: 10mm @ 90
Basket gun shield: 5mm @Perpendicular to barrels

AB.34
Crew: 4
Engine: Isotta-Fraschini L1406 300hp
Weight: 12tons Length 5.90m Width: 2.60m Height 2.40m
Speed: 100km/h Power/Weight: 25hp/ton Range: 800km
Armament: 1x37mm, 2x6.5mm mg
Armour: 30mm-10mm

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
-Siegfried Sassoon

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Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 5:00pm

Tanks

M37/45 Princeps Medium Tank

M37/45 of the 1st Armored Division

Dimensions
Length: 6.5m without gun
Width: 3m
Height: 2.7m

Handling
Weight 37.5 tons
Road Speed: 50kph
Off-road speed: 32kph
Fuel Capacity: 498L internal, 400L removable external
Range: 166km (Internal only) 300 km (Internal and external tanks)
Engine: 600hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 16hp/ton
Suspension: Torsion Beam, five road wheels
Turning Radius: 8 meters

Armament
Main Gun: 90mm/53
Elevation: Front and sides -8 to +26, rear -3 to +26
Secondary Guns: Two 8mm MG, one hull mounted, one on top of the turret.
Other: Smoke grenade launchers.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 85mm @ 30
Front Lower Plate: 75mm @ 20
Side Upper Plate: 75mm @ 10
Side Lower Plate: 50mm @ 0
Rear Plates: 50mm @ 10
Top: 40mm @ 90
Bottom: 20mm @ 90
Turret Front: 90mm @ 30
Mantlet: 100mm @ Rounded
Turret Sides: 90mm @ 25
Turret Rear: 90mm @ 15
Turret Top: 40mm @ 90


The "SA Special" variant with the 75/46 Mod34. Modification made for Argentina and possibly other export clients.

M34/44 Triarii Medium Tank

M34/44 of the 2nd Armored Division, 21st Regiment.
Dimensions
Length: 6.5m without gun.
Width: 3m
Height: 2.58m

Handling
Weight: 34 tons
Road Speed: 50kph
Off-road speed: 32kph
Range: 300 km
Engine: 600hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 17.647hp/ton
Suspension: Torsion Beam, five road wheels
Turning Radius: 8 meters

Armament
Main Gun: 75mm/46
Elevation: Front and sides -8 to +26, rear -3 to +26
Secondary Guns: Two 8mm MG, one hull mounted, one on top of the turret.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 85mm @ 30
Front Lower Plate: 75mm @ 20
Side Upper Plate: 75mm @ 10
Side Lower Plate: 50mm @ 0
Rear Plates: 50mm @ 10
Top: 30mm @ 90
Bottom: 20mm @ 90
Turret Front: 85mm @ 30
Mantlet: 85mm @ Rounded
Turret Sides: 80mm @ 25
Turret Rear: 60mm @ 15
Turret Top: 30mm @ 90

M26/39


Crew: 4
Weight: 26tons Length: 7.02m Width: 3.08m Height: 2.48m
Engine: Isotta-Fraschini L1506 liquid-cooled petrol, 350hp
Speed: 41km/h Power/weight: 14hp/ton Range: 250km
Armament: 1 x 75/46 or 1x105/25 and 2 x 8mm mgs
Armour: Hull: 50mm front 30mm side/rear 20mm roof/bottom , Turret: 75mm front 50mm sides 20mm roof
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
-Siegfried Sassoon

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Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 5:04pm

Self Propelled Guns

S105/44
This is a hybrid assault gun/self-propelled artillery piece. Visual appearance and layout is similar to that of the SU-85/100 and SU-152. Built on the M34/44 Chassis.

Dimensions
Length: 6.5m without gun.
Width: 3m
Height: 2.5m

Handling
Weight 30 tons
Road Speed: 50kph
Off-road speed: 32kph
Range: 300 km
Engine: 600hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 20hp/ton
Suspension: Torsion Beam, five road wheels
Turning Radius: 8 meters

Armament
Main Gun: 105mm/25
Elevation: -6 to +35
Traverse: -12 to +12
Secondary Guns: Two 8mm MG, one hull mounted, one on top of the casemate.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 85mm @ 30 (Note: Extends to top of casemate)
Front Lower Plate: 75mm @ 20
Side Upper Plate: 75mm @ 10 (Note: Extends to top of casemate where applicable)
Side Lower Plate: 50mm @ 0
Rear Plates: 50mm @ 10 (Note: Thickness also applies on rear of casemate)
Top: 40mm @ 90 (Note: Applies to casemate and hull)
Bottom: 20mm @ 90

S149/44
A pure self-propelled artillery setup. Note that the gun is mounted in the front of the chassis pointing to the rear. This is to allow the gun casemate to sit lower as the chassis has a rear drive. Visual appearance and layout is similar to that of the Hummel. Built on the M34/44 Chassis.

Dimensions
Length: 6.5m without gun.
Width: 3m
Height: 2.5m

Handling
Weight 24 tons
Road Speed: 50kph
Off-road speed: 32kph
Range: 300 km
Engine: 600hp Isotta-Fraschini diesel
Power/Weight ratio: 25hp/ton
Suspension: Torsion Beam, five road wheels
Turning Radius: 8 meters

Armament

Main Gun: 149mm/40
Elevation: -3 to +45
Traverse: -14 to +14
Secondary Guns: Two 8mm MG, one hull mounted, one on top of the gunhouse.

Armor (degree inclinations are from vertical)
Front Upper Plate: 40mm @ 30
Front Lower Plate: 30mm @ 20
Side Upper Plate: 30mm @ 10
Side Lower Plate: 20mm @ 0
Rear Plates: 40mm @ 10
Top: 15mm @ 90
Bottom: 20mm @ 90
Gunhouse Front: 15mm @ 10
Mantlet: 15mm @ Rounded
Gunhouse Sides: 10mm @ 5
Gunhouse Rear: 10mm @ 0

Semovente 149/19

Self propelled gun built on a custom chassis.
Crew: 5
Weight: 27tons Length: 6.31m Width: 3.08m Height: 2.74m
Engine: Isotta-Fraschini L1506 liquid-cooled petrol, 350hp
Speed: 38km/h Power/weight: 13hp/ton Range: 250km
Armament: 1 x 149/19 and 1 x 8mm mgs
Armour: Hull: 50mm front 30mm side/rear 20mm roof/bottom Superstructure: 10mm

Semovente 105/25, 75/18 and 47/32
Hybrid assault gun and self propelled artillery. Built on a custom chassis. The 75/18 variant was for export to the UKN only.

Crew: 4
Weight: 21tons Length: 6.00m Width: 3.00m Height: 1.80m
Engine: Isotta-Fraschini L1506 liquid-cooled petrol, 300hp
Speed: 40km/h Power/weight: 14hp/ton Range: 160km
Armament: 1 x 105/28 Mod35 OR 75/18 Mod34 OR 47/32 Mod35 and 2 x 8mm mgs
Armour: 30mm front/sides/rear 20mm roof/bottom
You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.
-Siegfried Sassoon