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Italian Divisional Organizations tipo Africa Settentrionale (A.S.)

In Libya, the Italian military forces were organized under the Comando Superiore Forze Armate Africa Settentrionale (A.S).

Semovente L.40 da 47/32

Semovente L.40 da 47/32

The main combat version, the L.6/40 soon proved to be of little value against the British armor then in use in North Africa and was obviously ripe for the usual limited traverse anti-tank gun treatment. It was not long in coming when Fiat-SPA and Ansaldo combined to use the chassis for the basis of a tank destroyer.

Semovente da 75/18

Semovente da 75/18

Initially, the Semovente da 75/18 was internally identical to the M13/40, the major difference being the 75 mm Ansaldo L/18 field gun fixed in the superstructure, and the obvious upper hull changes. By 1942, Italy was producing armored vehicles that were better suited for desert conditions than their previous models

Semovente da 90/53

Semovente da 90/53

The first prototype was completed on 5 March 1942 and after some tests a first order was placed for thirty vehicles plus 15 command ones which were to be delivered no later than the end of April.

Semovente da 149/40

Semovente da 149/40

The Semovente da 149/40 was a completely unprotected weapon as the long gun barrel was placed on an open mounting carried on the turretless tank chassis. The gun crew stood in the open to serve the gun that had is trunnions mounted right to the rear to absorb some of the recoil forces produced on firing.