During the early stages of WWII, Italian car manufacturer FIAT produced the armored car the AB40 which was used in reconnaissance missions. Later in 1941, the AB41, based on the AB40 was put into production. It came armed with a 20mm Breda M35 auto cannon. The AB41 was a 4WD, had 4 wheel steering, 4 wheel independent suspension, large-sized tires, and front and rear driver seats making it a very versatile vehicle. It entered both the armored and infantry divisions and was mostly used throughout North Africa as a reconnaissance vehicle. With the surrender of Italy, the German Army captured many AB41's and pressed them into service at various fronts including the Italian front.
【 About the Model 】 This is a 1/48 scale plastic assembly kit model of the Italian Armored Car AB41. ★Length: 110mm. The AB41's impressive riveted hull is precisely reproduced made by Italeri. ★The gun turret, 20mm gun, and suspension are all realistically reproduced. ★Special die-cast chassis adds to the feeling of weight to the model. ★Realistic rubber tires accurately represent the large sized desert use Libya tires. ★Four kinds of markings including two kinds for the North African front, one kind for domestic Italian use, and one for Wehrmacht use comes in the set.
- Wehrmacht, 162nd Infantry Division, Italy, July 1944.
- Polizia Africa Italiana, Tunisia, early 1943.
- Regio Esercito, Libya, 1942.
- Regio Esercito, 15 rgt. Cavalleggeri di Lodi (R. E. CO.), Pinerolo, Italy, 1942.