Semovente 75/34

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Semovente 75/34
Semovente 75 34.jpg
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
Specifications
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)
Main
armament
75 mm L34 gun
Secondary
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
Operational
range
230 km (143 mi)
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

The Semovente 75/34 was an Italian self-propelled gun developed and used 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. Though 192 were built[citation needed] 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.


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