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M11/39 and m13/40 used together?
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:12 AM
Brigata Corazzata Speciale della Libia ( General Babini) In November 1940 was composed by I Battaglione Carri, on M11/39, and III Battaglione, on M13/40, and two L3 tankette Battaillons .
II battaglione carri on M11 supported colonna Maletti and was destroyed in operation Compass.
I think that about 10 M11 of I battaglione and 20-25 M13 of III battaglione fought in the same battlefield in the defence of Tobruk up to the fall in January, 25 , while 20 tanks were immobilized by mechanic failures or lack of diesel fuel.
Very probably M11 and M13 fought together on the opposite side too: after the fall of Tobruk 6th Australian Divisional Cavalry used 5 captured M11 and 1 M13 in A-squadron, two M13 in B-squadron, two M13 in C-squadron.
Regio smg "Perla"
Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:26 AM
195 light tanks (Vickers Mk VI)
114 medium tanks (Vickers medium and Cruiser Mk I)
64 heavy cruiser tanks (A 10, A 13, A15 Crusader)
48 heavy infantry tanks (Matilda II)
74 armoured cars (Marmon Herrington, Daimler, Humber, and Morris)
The Italian Armour Brigade in the Sidi-el-Barrani area consisted of 275 vehicles:
220 light tanks (L3)
55 medium tanks (M11/39)
Elsewhere in Libya there were, still under fitting-out, the first new M13/40 medium tanks.
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quart ... itawna.htm
Posted 05 October 2003 - 02:18 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:24 PM
Maximus......I have a bit of trouble understanding what you mean (big apologies as my Italian is zero unfortunately)
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