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1/35 Semovente M42 75/18 mm

  • Stock status:Available in 2-4 weeks
  • Product code:IT6569
  • Brand:Italeri
CHF 43.50


Italeri - 1/35 Semovente M42 75/18 mm New MOULDS
includes. Semovente M42 da 75/18
NEW Moulds New Gluable Tracks Photo Etched Fret Decals Sheet For 4 Versions Color Instructions SHEET

At the end of the 1930 s the Italian Regio Esercito (Royal Italian Army) began to deploy self-propelled artillery guns to provide support for tanks and infantry units. The Semovente 75/18 was developed on the back of the M series medium tank hull and soon became the most feared Italian armored vehicle. In addition to its primary artillery role, the 75mm howitzer installed in the casemate proved to be a highly effective anti-tank weapon, capable of destroying even the most powerful and heavily armored British and American tanks. As well as its formidable firepower, far superior to that of the M-13 and M-14 tanks, the Semovente was valued for its low profile which made it difficult to locate, and also for its overall on-road/off-road performance. It was deployed by the Regio Esercito in Africa and also in a defensive role during Allied operations in Italy. Following Italy s withdrawal from the conflict it was used in service by some German Wehrmacht anti-tank units, thereby validating its overall battle effectiveness.PE sheet