The Italian Carro Armato L6/40 Light Tank

Italian Carro Armato L6/40 Light Tank

Italian Carro Armato L6/40 Light Tank was based on the earlier CV 33, but used a different suspension, favouring double wheel bogies with trailing suspension arms. The production models main guns were different from the prototypes, which had been either x2 8mm MG’s or x1 37mm main gun.

Production commenced in 1939 with other variants such as flamethrower and command vehicle being built. The vehicle served in the cavalry of the Italian Army and also believed to have been sent to the Eastern Front as a reconnaissance vehicle.

Spec’s

Main Gun: 20mm Breda cannon
Armour: 6-30mm
Crew: 2
Dimensions: Length 3.78m, Width 1.92m, Height 2.03m
Weight: 6.9 tonnes
Engine: SPA 18.0 petrol 70bhp
Top Speed: 42km/h
Range: 200km

Comments are closed.