Category Archives: Italian World War II Tanks

Carro Armato M11/39 Medium Tank

The Carro Armato M11/39 was the first of the Italian medium tanks. Its design was a progression from the design of lighter tanks. A 1.46 inch (37mm) half-mounted gun was the M11/39's main armament. There were two 0.315 inch (8mm) Breda machine guns in a manually operated turret that was offset to the left. The M11/39 had a
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Carro Armato M13/40 Medium Tank

The Carro Armato M13/40 Medium Tank was probably used more than any other Italian tank during World War II. The M13/40 was modeled after the M11/39, but it had thicker armor and it was bigger. It had a new high velocity 1.85 inch Ansaldo gun and three Breda machine guns instead of two.  Of the three machine
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