Panzerspähwagen AB41 201(i)

German Reich (1943-1945) Medium Armored Car – ~200 Operated After the 8th September 1943’s Armistice between the Kingdom of Italy and the Allied forces, the Wehrmacht launched Fall Achse (English: Operation Axis) to disarm their Italian former allies in Italy, France, and the Balkans. Around 200 AB41 armored cars were captured and almost immediately redeployed …

M2010 8×8

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (2010-Present) Amphibious Wheeled Infantry Fighting Vehicle – Unknown Number Built The M2010 is an amphibious wheeled infantry fighting vehicle produced since the late 2000s and presented in public for the first time in 2010. Therefore, it received the M2010 designation from the US Department of Defense (DoD). It is in …

Semovente da 47/32 su Scafo AB41

Kingdom of Italy (1942) Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built The Semovente da 47/32 su Scafo AB41 was a Second World War Italian heavily armed armored car prototype based on the AB41 medium armored reconnaissance car chassis. The design for the Semovente da 47/32 su Scafo AB41 was presented to the Italian Regio Esercito (English: …

Autoblinda AB41 and AB43 in Italian Partisan Service

Italian Partisans (1943-1945) Medium Armored Cars – Dozens Captured The Autoblinda AB41 and Autoblinda AB43 (English: AB41 and AB43 Armored Cars) were the last two AB series armored cars to enter production. After the Kingdom of Italy surrendered to the Allies on 8th September 1943, the Italian peninsula was occupied by German troops, which captured …

FIAT 500 ‘Topolino’

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Republic (1936-1955) Car – 519,847 Built The FIAT 500 was an Italian city car produced by the Fabbrica Italiana Automobili di Torino or FIAT (English: Italian Automobiles Factory of Turin) from 1936 to 1955. It received the nickname ‘Topolino’ (English: Small Mouse) and was the smallest car produced in Europe in that …

T-62AG and T-62AGM

Ukraine (2002) Main Battle Tank – 1 Prototype Built The T-62AG and T-62AGM were Ukrainian upgrades for the Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (MBT). Both upgrade kits could successfully bring any 2nd Generation T-62 MBT variant to 3rd Generation MBT standards of the early 2000s. While the T-62AG made it to the prototype stage, the …

IVECO ACTL Family

Italian Republic (2000-Present) Military Transport Vehicles – Unknown Number Built The IVECO AutoCarro Tattico Logistico or ACTL (English: Tactical Logistics Truck) is a whole range of logistic and special purpose trucks specifically developed at the request of the Esercito Italiano (English: Italian Army) in the 1990s. The ACTL family was intended to substitute all Italian …

Schwere Geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen 4.5t Mercedes-Benz L4500A als Flakwagen

German Reich (1942-1945) Wheeled Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun – Unknown Number Built The Schwere Geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen 4.5t Mercedes-Benz L4500A als Flakwagen was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) used by the German military during World War II. It was built by converting a standard Mercedes-Benz L4500A heavy-duty truck into an anti-aircraft vehicle by mounting either a 2 …

German Morris CS8 Armored Car

German Reich (1942-1945) Improvised Armored Car – 1 Converted During the Axis occupation of Yugoslavia during the Second World War, the ever-increasing resistance movements caused great destruction to the Axis infrastructure and manpower. The Germans were particularly hard-pressed as they could not provide proper forces and equipment. Instead, they often relied on captured weapons and …

Italian Medium Tank Crew Training During the Second World War

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic (1940-1945) When speaking of Italian armor during the Second World War, it is important to analyze the training that Italian tank crew members received before being assigned to frontline units. Although the Italian war industry was unable to keep up with the production capabilities of the Allied nations, it could …

Autocarro FIAT 666N

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic/Italian Republic (1939-1948) Heavy Duty Truck – 8,000 Built The Autocarro FIAT 666N (English: FIAT 666N Truck) heavy duty truck was the first Italian heavy cab-over-engine truck produced by Fabbrica Italiana Automobili di Torino or FIAT (English: Italian Automobiles Factory of Turin), from 1939 until 1948. It was produced both in …

Camionetta Desertica Modello 1943

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic (1943-1945) Reconnaissance Car – 11 Converted From Pre-Existing Vehicles The Camionetta Desertica Modello 1943 (English: Desert Reconnaissance Car Model 1943) was an Italian Regio Esercito desert reconnaissance car that was created in early 1943 by modifying existing FIAT-SPA Autocarri Sahariani Modello 1937 or A.S.37 (English: FIAT-SPA Saharan Trucks Model 1937) …

Ch’ŏnma

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (1978-Present) Main Battle Tank – Unknown Number Built The Ch’ŏnma, better known under the unofficial designation of Ch’ŏnma-Ho, is the second North Korean-produced Main Battle Tank (MBT) in service with the Korean People’s Army. Originally, the Ch’ŏnma was a licensed production version of the T-62 Soviet MBT built in the …

Camionetta SPA-Viberti AS43

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic (1942-1945) Reconnaissance Car – 66-182 Built The Camionetta SPA-Viberti AS43 (English: SPA-Viberti AS43 Reconnaissance Car) was an Italian reconnaissance car developed for the Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) for long-range reconnaissance in the North African desert, ambushing Allied convoys, countering the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), and escorting Axis convoys …

SPA-Viberti AS43 Ambulanza Scudata

Italian Social Republic (1944) Armored Ambulance – Paper project The SPA-Viberti AS43 Ambulanza Scudata (English: ‘Armored’ [literally ‘Shielded’] Ambulance) was a post-Armistice paper project of the Officine Viberti (English: Viberti Workshops) company of Turin. It was meant to equip the Italian units with an armored emergency vehicle that could evacuate wounded soldiers. At that time, …

Semovente M43 da 75/46 / Beute Sturmgeschütz M43 mit 7.5 cm KwK L/46 852(i)

Italian Social Republic/German Reich (1943-1945) Tank Destroyer – 11 to 18 Built The Semovente M43 da 75/46 (English: 75 mm L/46 M43 Self-Propelled Gun) was the last self-propelled gun (SPG) produced by Italy during the Second World War. It was based on the previous Semovente M43 (plural semoventi) chassis, but featured new spaced armor that …

Autoblinda AB41 in Allied Service

United Kingdom/United States of America (1941-1943) Medium Armored Car – Unknown Number in Allied Service The Autoblinda AB41 was an Italian medium reconnaissance armored car used during the whole duration of the North African campaign, mainly deployed by the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) and by the Polizia dell’Africa Italiana or PAI (English: Italian …

Semovente M42M da 75/34

Kingdom of Italy/Italian Social Republic (1942-1945) Self-Propelled Gun – 146 Built (1 Prototype + 145 Production) The Semovente M42M da 75/34 was an Italian Self-Propelled Gun (SPG) developed for the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) in 1943, but deployed mainly by the Wehrmacht after the Armistice of 8th September 1943. It was the first …

Semovente M41M da 90/53

Kingdom of Italy (1941-1944) Tank Destroyer – 30 Built The Semovente M41M da 90/53 was an Italian tank destroyer developed by Ansaldo for the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army). It was built on a Carro Armato M14/41 chassis modified to fit the powerful Cannone da 90/53 Modello 1939 (English: 90 mm L/53 Cannon Model …

Semovente M40 da 75/18

Kingdom of Italy (1941-1943) Self-Propelled Howitzer – 61 Built (1 Prototype + 60 Production) The Semovente M40 da 75/18 was the first Italian self-propelled howitzer, developed by the firm of Ansaldo on the chassis of the Italian Carro Armato M13/40 medium tank of the IIIª Serie. It was initially developed as a support vehicle for …