Cannone da 25/72 (Canon de 25 mm Semi-Automatique Lèger Modèle 1934 and Modèle 1937 in Italian Service)

Kingdom of Italy (1940-1943) Anti-Tank Gun – 293 Operated The Cannone da 25/72 (English: 25 mm L/72 Cannon) was the most common captured anti-tank gun employed by the Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) during the Second World War. The Cannoni da 25/72 were actually captured by French Canon de 25 mm Semi-Automatique Lèger Modèle 1934 …

Italian Armored Units During the Italian Invasion of Albania

Kingdom of Italy (1939) On 7th April 1939, the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy invaded the small Albanian Kingdom. Among the attacking forces, there were armored units that took part in the few clashes that occurred during the three-day invasion. All units were equipped with Carri Armati L3/35 (English: 3 ton Light Tanks …

Cannone da 47/32 Modello 1935

Kingdom of Italy (1935-1945) Support/Anti-Tank Cannon – 928 Built The Cannone da 47/32 Modello 1935 (English: 47 mm L.32 Cannon Model 1935), commonly known as ‘Elefantino’ (English: Little Elephant) by Italian troops, was the main support/anti-tank cannon of the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) before and during Second World War. The Cannone da 47/32 …

Cannone a Grande Gittata da 75/32 Modello 1937

Kingdom of Italy (1941-1945) Field Gun/Anti-Tank Gun – 172 Built The Cannone a Grande Gittata da 75/32 Modello 1937 (English: 75 mm L/32 Long-Range Cannon Model 1937), better known as Cannone da 75/32 Modello 1937, was an Italian field gun developed before the Second World War to equip the Italian Regio Esercito’s (English: Royal Army) …

Piaggio Vespa TAP 56 and 59

France (1956-1960) Anti-Tank Weapon Carrier – 600~800 Built The Piaggio Vespa TAP [Troupes AéroPortées] (English: Airborne troops) 56 and 59 were French-developed military motorbikes, based on the iconic Vespa, Italy’s most famous two-wheeler. The Vespa TAP carried a US M20 75 mm recoilless rifle with the aim of countering enemy light armored vehicles with an …