Semovente 75-18

Semovente da 75/18

CountryItalia
TypeSelf-propelled gun
Period1942–1940s
Built262

The Semovente da 75/18 was an Italian self-propelled gun of the Second World War. It was built by mounting the 75 mm Obice da 75/18 modello 34 mountain gun on the chassis of a M13/40, M14/41 or M15/42 tank. The first 60 were built using the M13/40 chassis and a subsequent 162 were built on the M14/41 chassis from 1941 to 1943, when the M15/43 chassis were introduced. The Semovente da 75/18 was intended to be an interim vehicle until the heavier P40 tank could be available.

Source: L-29 Semovente da 75/18 on Wiki

Semovente da 75/18 Walk Around
PhotographerVladimir Yakubov
LocalisationMusee des Blindes, Saumur
Photos76
]
Wait, Searching Semovente da 75/18 photos for you…

Related kits:

Semovente da 75-18 Walk Around
PhotographerUnknow
LocalisationUnknow
Photos42

Find kits on eBay:

Search on eBay
Search for what you need, We suggest this but it is you who decide
Semovente da 75-18 Walk Around
PhotographerUnknow
LocalisationUnknow
Photos20

See also:

World War II: The Definitive Visual History from Blitzkrieg to the Atom Bomb (DK Definitive Visual Histories) - Amazon World War II Map by Map (DK History Map by Map) - Amazon

Semovente da 75-18 Walk Around
PhotographerUnknow
LocalisationUnknow
Photos101
Wait, Searching Semovente da 75/18 photos for you…
More info:

The Semovente da 75/18 was a self-propelled gun developed by Italy during World War II. It was based on the chassis of various medium tanks, such as the M13/40, M14/41, and M15/42, and mounted a 75 mm howitzer in a fixed casemate. The Semovente da 75/18 was designed to provide mobile artillery support and to counter the new Allied tanks that appeared in North Africa. It was the most produced Italian self-propelled gun of the war, with over 500 units built.
The Semovente da 75/18 had a low profile, a relatively thick frontal armor, and a powerful gun that could fire both high-explosive and armor-piercing shells. It was used by the Italian Army and later by the German Army and the Italian Social Republic after the armistice of 1943. The Semovente da 75/18 proved to be an effective weapon, especially in the desert warfare, where it could exploit its mobility and concealment.

Views : 4611

Comments are closed.