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    World War 2 Italian Army Tanks (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/15/2015

    Largely overshadowed by her allies and rivals, the Italians managed to field some serviceable tank designs during World War 2.





    There are a total of (21) World War 2 Italian Tanks (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing also includes those designs adopted by the Italian Army after the September 1943 surrender.




    1935
    Carro Armato L3 (Series)
    The L3 series of tankettes primarily served the Italian Army in the years leading up to World War 2.... [Read More]
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    1940
    Carro Armato L6/40
    The Carro Armato L6/40 series was manufactured by the Italian concern of Fiat-Ansaldo from 1939 to 1... [Read More]
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    1940
    Carro Armato M11/39
    The Fiat M11/39 Medium Tank was another in the long line of tanks born from the influential British ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Carro Armato M11/39

    1940
    Carro Armato M13/40
    The M13/40 was the next logical evolution of the M11/39 medium tank series of 1939 and introduced im... [Read More]
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    1941
    Carro Armato M14/41
    The Carro Armato M14/41 served in the medium tank role for the Italian Army (as well as a few nota... [Read More]
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    1943
    Carro Armato M15/42
    The Italian Carro Armato M.15/42 medium tank was nothing more than a further development of the M.14... [Read More]
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    1940
    Carro Armato P40 (Carro Pesante P40)
    The Carro Armato P40 (more formally Carro Pesante P26/40 for "Heavy Tank P40") was one of the more i... [Read More]
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    1941
    Cruiser Tank Mk VI Crusader (A15)
    The British used the "tank" to good effect during the many late-war offensives of World War 1 (1914-... [Read More]
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    1923
    FIAT 3000 (Carro d-assalto 3000 / L.5 Series)
    The Fiat 3000 was a highly-modified Italian version of the French FT-17. Modifications included (but... [Read More]
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    1942
    M10 Gun Motor Carriage (Wolverine / Achilles)
    When the United States Army successfully mated the chassis of the M4 Sherman to the 105mm field howi... [Read More]
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    1944
    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
    The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
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    1945
    M26 Pershing
    The M26 "Pershing" made its official appearance towards the end of World War 2 and was appropriately... [Read More]
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    1941
    M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)
    The M3 "Stuart" Light Tank became the primary light tank vehicle for the United States Army heading ... [Read More]
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    1942
    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
    The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

    1936
    Renault Char B1
    Before the relatively quick collapse of France from the German invasion of 1940, the French Army man... [Read More]
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    1936
    Renault R35 (Char leger Modele 1935 R)
    The Renault R35 was a French light tank development of the pre-World War 2 period and followed gener... [Read More]
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    1941
    Semovente 90/53
    The Semovente 90/53 ("Semovente M.41M da 90/53") is generally regarded as the most powerful of the a... [Read More]
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    1942
    Semovente L.40 da 47/32
    The Semovente L.40 da 47/32 served with Italian and German army elements throughout World War 2. Tho... [Read More]
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    1944
    Sherman Firefly (Medium Tank, M4A4)
    Outwardly, the Sherman Firefly series of tank destroyers looked every bit like their M4 Sherman base... [Read More]
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    1936
    SOMUA S35
    In 1934, the French Army issued a new requirement for a cavalry tank in an attempt to modernized its... [Read More]
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    1931
    T-26
    As was the norm after World War 1 in all industrialized nations around the globe, Soviet warplanners... [Read More]
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