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Italian Truck-Mounted Artillery In Action

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Product Code: SS601

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The Italian Army began mounting anti-aircraft weapons on truck chassis during WWI, giving birth to the versatle autocannone artillery - a mounted, all-purpose, weapon concept later employed by all other WWII combatants.

Italian military planners saw the need for highly mobile artillery early in the 20th Century. Accordingly, Italy began mounting anti-aircraft weapons on truck chassis prior to WWI, giving birth to the autocannone, a weapon concept that soldiered through WWI and WWII. Inspired by the German half-tracks equipped with 88mm guns, the Italians reprised the autocannone with their 90/53 guns on a heavy truck chassis. Other vehicles, some captured, were mated with a wide variety of weapons, often in the field.

Pages: 56
Size: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: MMD-Squadron Signal
ISBN: 9780897476010
Product Code: SS601