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Is a semovente also a tank?

#1 User is offline   Dominick 

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 10:04 PM

in one of the polls here, its asked whats the best Italian tank. One of theoptions was the semoevente. I always have seen this refered to as a Self propelled Gun. Was it a tank, an SP or can an SP be considered a tank as well.
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:42 AM

Some semoventi can be considered a tank - the turret
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:57 AM

The correct definition of Semovente is that it is a SPG, but, thinking about Italian Semoventi during IIWW, you can consider Semoventi also as a tank, because there ara no really good tanks and than Italians often used SPG as "normal" tanks.
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Posted 09 February 2004 - 09:29 PM

Both Axis powers often used their assault guns in lieu of tanks. The Marder, the Sturmgeschutz III, the Nashorn, all filled in when tanks were not available. They made their PG divisions tougher.
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