L3/35 Carro Veloce (fast wagon)

The L3/35 or Carro Veloce CV-35 was an Italian tankette that saw combat before and during World War II. 

Although designated a light tank by the Italian Army, its turretless configuration, weight and firepower make it closer to contemporary tankettes.

It was the most numerous Italian armoured fighting vehicle and saw service almost everywhere the Italians fought in World War II but proved inadequate for modern warfare having too thin armour and weak armament of only machine guns.

The L3/35 was developed from the Carden Loyd Mark VI tankette, four of which were imported from Britain in 1929. 

Weight: 3.2 tonnes (3.5 tons)
Length: 3.17 m (10 ft 5 in)
Width: 1.4 m (4 ft 8 in)
Height 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
Crew: 2 (commander and driver)
Armour: 6–14 mm
Armament: 2 × 8 mm machine guns or 1 FIAT-OCI flame-thrower
Engine: FIAT-SPA CV3 water cooled 43 hp (32 kW)
Suspension: bogie
Range: 125 km (78 mi)
Speed: 42 km/h (26 mph) on road

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  1. Vastaukset
    1. Hi.
      I always thought these (European made) little tanks are all very well-known every side


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