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By Ian V. Hogg

This finished quantity describes the guns of the Allied forces that have been in use from 1939-45. every one of those guns is defined intimately with standards and a desirable array of infrequent images and drawings. This well-researched paintings presents in-depth insurance of all kinds of artillery utilized by the Allies, together with: coastal and railway artillery, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, box, medium and heavy artillery.

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ABOVE LEFT A front view of an L 3/35 in North Africa; note the protection covers for the headlights and machine guns, the machine-gun top armour pulled down and how, in spite of the opened visor port, the driver needed to expose his head to have a good view of the terrain. ABOVE RIGHT The third platoon of an unknown unit parading at the conclusion of a training session in Libya. Note the crew members, all wearing the standard Italian tank suit made of a double-breasted leather jacket, and the very small size of the tankette compared to the crew.

Concluded that CV tanks could not replace infantry, but were rather to be used in large numbers in close cooperation with it. However, the lessons from the Spanish Civil War led to no real improvement apart from an acceleration in the development of the medium tank, since experiences with enemy tank formations and captured tanks (Soviet T-26 and BT-5) left the Italians unimpressed with their performance. This was seen as the main cause for the lack of armoured breakthroughs, along with the weaknesses shown by tanks in movement warfare, prone to breakdowns and easily immobilized with ambushes, and the effectiveness of the 47/32 and 65/17 Italian guns.

Ammunition rack, left side 23. Longitudinal frame 8. Removable MG armoured plate 24. Fuel tank 9. Twin 8mm Fiat 35 MGs 10. Gear handle 11. Steering levers 12. Front plate for brakes inspection 13. Sprocket wheel 14. Storage bin 15. Track 4 3 2 25. Laminated springs 26. Visor slot, rear 27. Spare wheel 28. Support wheel 29. Idle wheel (also track adjustment) 1 30. Exhaust 31. Fan cover, external starter for cranking handle. 16. com WORLD WAR II The opening rounds: 1940 BELOW LEFT An L 3/35 in France, at the conclusion of the short, and quite unsuccessful, Italian offensive against France.

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