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During WWII, the only heavy tank produced by Italy was the P40. The P stands for Pesante, or "heavy" in Italian, and the number 40 for the year of adoption, 1940. The tank featured bogey-style wheels on a lead spring suspension. The riveted hull construction was the same as the earlier Carro Armato M13/40 (Item 32596). The tank was equipped with a 75mm gun and an 8mm Breda machine gun and was powered by a 330hp V12 diesel engine. The P40 adopted sloped armor after encountering the Soviet T-34s in battle. Roughly 1,200 tanks were order, but only a few were completed before the Italian Armistice in 1943. Approximately 100 tanks were use from then to the end of the war in Northern Italy and Yugoslavia.

【 About the Model 】This is a 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit model of the Italian made P40 heavy tank which was used by German forces in the latter half of WWII. ★Length: 165mm. The design of P40 has been richly reproduced. ★Assembly type tracks included. ★Photo-etched parts to depict exhaust covers, jerry can racks, and fender stays are included. ★Two kinds of markings to depict German P40s are included. Three German P40s. A coloring guide to depict three kinds of German P40s and Ansaldo's trial tank is included (Total 4). ★A 40 page A5-size photo reference book (English) and its summary translations (Japanese) are included

  • 15.Polizei-Panzer-Kompanie, Novara, April 1945
  • Ansaldo Works, Genoa, End of 1943


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