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Carro Armato P26/40  WW2 "heavy"  Italian tank
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Flogger
Flogger Jan 21 2012, 6:20pm said:

I just wonder why did they call it heavy ?:P

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Sgt.AS
Sgt.AS Jan 21 2012, 6:33pm replied:

Maybe because it's the heaviest tank they had, plus to scare allied intelligence :P

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aidas2
aidas2 Jan 22 2012, 9:39am said:

Were they used anywhere? Or captured, broken down in the desert or smth? Doesn't look exactly "heavy". A good counter against a Crusader I guess.

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Flogger
Flogger Jan 22 2012, 12:10pm replied:

None of the P26/40s were issued to Italian army.
In fact few were completed and used by the Germans in 1944 prototype vehicles were taken over when the Italians surrendered in September in 1943 perhaps or 1944 i can't exactly remeber the date.

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stukatankkiller
stukatankkiller Jan 22 2012, 10:20am said:

Lol it's slower and less armored than the KV and the KV was made two or three years earlier XD, italy fails again :P

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Flogger
Flogger Jan 22 2012, 12:14pm replied:

At least they were a bit better than the Japanese armor :p

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stukatankkiller
stukatankkiller Jan 23 2012, 8:44am replied:

hehehhe but the japs didnt even have heavies :P?

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Flogger
Flogger Jan 23 2012, 9:54am replied:

Sure they didnot a light French tank like the H39 can possibly cause a **** to the Jap "medium" armor.

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Designed 1940
Manufacturer Ansaldo
Produced 1943-1944
Number built 103
Specifications
Weight 26 tonnes
Length 5.80 m (19.0 ft)
Width 2.80 m (9 ft 2 in)
Height 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Crew 4 (commander/gunner, loader, driver, radio-operator)
Armor Turret: front 50 mm (2.0 in), sides and rear 40 mm (1.6 in), top 20 mm (0.8 in)
Hull: front 50 mm (2.0 in), sides and rear 40 mm (1.6 in), bottom 14 mm (0.6 in)
Main
armament Ansaldo 75 mm L/34 cannon
Secondary
armament 1-2 8 mm Breda 38 machine guns
Engine V-12 SPA 342 diesel, 24 dm³
330 hp (242.55 kW)
Power/weight 11.53 hp/tonne
Suspension Semi-elliptical leaf spring bogies
Operational
range 280 km (170 mi)
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph) road, 25 km/h (16 mph) off-road

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