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Fiat M16/43
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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL

SERIOUSLY, EVERY SINGLE ITALIAN TANK HAS BOLTED ARMOR. MY GOD, GERMANY, of all the allies you could've possibly chosen, it HAD to be italy ._.

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VWV
VWV

What about Japan then?

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InsurgentCeLL
InsurgentCeLL

Japan fought on islands... tanks wern't as important in my opinion. They had a good navy

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Description

The Carro Armato M Celere Sahariano (Italian for "Saharian Fast Medium Tank") was a prototype medium tank developed by the Kingdom of Italy during World War II to defeat the speed and firepower of contemporary British cruiser tanks which were encountered by Italian forces during the Western Desert Campaign. The project was cancelled before the single prototype was completed after Axis were expelled from North Africa. Given the tank nomenclature system used by Italy at the time, the tank, if it were to have entered service would have been Medio (M), 16 (weight in metric tons), and date of introduction (originally planned for 1943). Therefore M16/43.

Type Medium tank
Place of origin Kingdom of Italy
Service history
Used by Kingdom of Italy
Production history
Designer Fiat
Produced 1943
Number built 1 (incomplete prototype)
Specifications
Weight 16 tonnes
Length 5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)
Width 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Height 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in)
Crew 4
Armor unknown
Main
armament 47 mm 47/40 L40
Secondary
armament 2 x 8 mm Breda 38 machine guns
Engine FIAT-SPA gasoline
275 hp
Power/weight 17.19 hp/tonne
Suspension Christie suspension
Operational
range 300 km (190 mi)
Speed 65 km/h (40 mph)

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