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Semovente 75/34
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InsurgentCeLL May 3 2013, 6:40pm says:

Yeah, well those ugly bolts are a double edged sword, with both edges facing you, because not only are those bolts really weak, but they tend to fly off when the tank gets hit by a shell, and cut off the heads of the crews. stupid italians... no wonder they lost the war...

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp May 4 2013, 12:24am replied:

Also they had terrible leadership.

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The Semovente 75/34 was an Italian self-propelled gun in use during World War II. It was built by mounting a 75 mm L34 gun (a longer gun than that on the Semovente 75/18) on the chassis of a M15/42 tank. 192 were built before the Italian surrender in September 1943. The vehicle was never used in combat by the Italian army. Most were seized by German troops after Italy's surrender and used against the Allies in Italy and the Balkans until the end of the war.

Type Self-propelled gun
Place of origin Italy Italy
Service history
In service 1943
Used by Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Fiat-Ansaldo
Produced 1942-1943
Number built 190
Weight 15 tonnes (33,069 lbs)
Length 5.04 m (16 ft 6 in)
Width 2.23 m (7 ft 4 in)
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Crew 3 (commander/gunner, driver, loader/radio operator)
Armor Front: 50 mm (2 in)
armament 75 mm L34 gun
armament 8 mm Breda 38 machine gun
Engine SPA M15 (15TB) V8
192 hp (143.17 kW)
Power/weight 12.7 hp/ton
Suspension vertical volute spring
range 230 km (143 mi)
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

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