Autoblindo AB42 Comando

Kingdom of Italy (1942-1943) Command Armored Car – 1 or 2 Prototypes Built The Autoblindo AB42 Comando (English: AB42 Command Armored Car) was an Italian fast mobile command and observation vehicle developed by the Italian Regio Esercito (English: Royal Army) using a pre-series model of an AB40 present in one of its depots in Rome. …

Autoblindo AB41 Trasporto Munizioni

Kingdom of Italy (1941-1942) Ammunition Carrier – 5 Built The Autoblindo AB41 Trasporto Munizionic (English: AB41 Armored Car [based] Ammunition Carrier) was an Italian ammunition carrier built on the chassis of the AB armored car series, the most produced Italian armored car during the Second World War. A total number of 5 older AB40 were…

Corni Half-Track

Kingdom of Italy (1923) Half-Track – Design Only Guido Corni was an Engineers Major from Modena (Italy) who had served in the Italian Army during World War One (Regio Esercito – RE). Towards the end of the war, he had worked alongside Captain Scognamiglio on armored car designs and their designs were considered by the…

CV3 Rampa Semovente

Kingdom of Italy (1938) Bridge Carrier – 3 Built The CV3 (Carro Veloce 3 tonnellate), later known also as the L3 (3 tonne light tank), was the most widely produced and used Italian tank of the second world war, with production starting prior to the Second World War and continuing throughout. Several thousand were made…

Ansaldo Light Tractor Prototype

Kingdom of Italy (1930-1931) Tracked Tractor – 1 Built By the mid 1920’s, it had become apparent to the Italian military that its existing fleet of armored vehicles was effectively obsolete and that it had a dire need for a small armored vehicle able to haul fields guns and other stores. Carden-Loyd Mark V* with…

Ansaldo MIAS/MORAS 1935

Kingdom of Italy (1935) Mobile Shield – 2 Prototypes Built MIAS and MORAS. Background The Motomitragliatrice blindata d’assaulto ‘MIAS’ was a vehicle borne out the Italian slaughter in WWI. Instead of the infantry facing withering machine gun fire unprotected, the MIAS would provide them with a mobile shield to cover them from fire. This is…