Semicingolato da 8 t per Trasporto Nucleo Artieri per Grande Unità Corazzata

Kingdom of Italy (1943) Armored Personnel Carrier – Paper Project The Semicingolato da 8 t (English: 8 tonne Half-track), short for Semicingolato da 8 t per Trasporto Nucleo Artieri per Grande Unità Corazzata (English: 8 tonne Half-track for Transporting Sapper Squads for Large Armored Unit), was an Italian paper project design for a half-tracked armored…

Autoprotetto FIAT 666NM per la Regia Marina

Kingdom of Italy (1941) Armored Truck – 1 Prototype Built Special thanks to Daniele Notaro, who helped with information on the Nuclei Anti Paracadutisti. The Autoprotetto FIAT 666NM was a project for a semi-Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) requested and autonomously produced by the Taranto Command of the Italian Regia Marina (English: Royal Navy). It was…

FIAT 665NM Blindato con Riparo Ruote

Kingdom of Italy (1943) Armored Personnel Carrier – None Built The FIAT 665NM Blindato con Riparo Ruote was an Italian Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) project developed by the FIAT company of Turin for the needs of the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army). Designed on the basis of the FIAT 665NM all-wheel drive truck, it…

Autoblindo T.L.37 ‘Autoprotetto S.37’

Kingdom of Italy (1941) Light Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built This vehicle started life in early 1941 with the need for a light armored vehicle for use in North Africa. Italy had a long experience in mobile desert warfare having used armored cars in the desert before the First World War. They had in…

Camionette Cingolate ‘Cingolette’ CVP-5 (L40)

Kingdom of Italy (1939-1942) Tracked Carrier – 300 Ordered Development of the Camionetta Cingolate began by copying the example laid down by the British. The British design for a machine-gun carrier had been presented to the British War Office in 1935, and at this time, the Italian military was in close relationship with the British…

Camionette Cingolate ‘Cingolette’ CVP-4 (FIAT 2800)

Kingdom of Italy (1941) Tracked Carrier – 300 Ordered Development of the Camionetta Cingolate began by copying the example laid down by the British. The British design for a machine-gun carrier had been presented to the British War Office in 1935, and at this time, the Italian military was in close relationship with the British…

Carro protetto trasporto truppa su autotelaio FIAT 626

Kingdom of Italy (1941) Armored Personnel Carrier – 1 Built The need for an APC The Italian military had determined that they required an armored personnel carrier back in 1938 during continuing reforms and modernisation within their armed forces as the majority of mechanised transport was by unprotected trucks. Little was done (mainly for financial…