Semovente 75/46

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Semovente da 75/46
Semovente 75 46.jpg
A 75/46 in German use
Type Self-propelled gun
Place of origin Italy Italy
Service history
Used by Italy Italy
 Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Fiat-Ansaldo
Number built 15
Specifications
Weight 15 tonnes
Length 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Width 2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Crew 3 (commander/gunner, driver, loader/radio operator)

Armour Front: 15-100 mm
Main
armament
75 mm (3.0 in) L46 gun
Secondary
armament
8 mm Breda 38 machine gun
Engine SPA 15TB M-15 diesel
(360L) 192 hp (143.17 kW)
Power/weight 13 hp/ton
Suspension vertical volute spring
Operational
range
150 km (93 mi)
Speed 38 km/h (24 mph)

The Semovente da 75/46 was an Italian self-propelled gun used during World War II. It was built by mounting a 75 mm L46 gun on the chassis of a M15/42 tank. After the Armistice of Cassibile, control of the Ansaldo factories fell under German control. The Germans ordered the production of a modified version of the M 42L and a 75/46 was the gun of choice. The resulting vehicle was named the M 42T da 75/46 (the T signified Tedesco or German). Only a limited number were produced and these were used exclusively by the Germans. Only about 15 were ever made.

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