|Primary Role||Medium Tank|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseCarro Armato M 14/41 medium tanks entered production in 1941. Although these tanks had their own distinct designation, they were actually an improved version of the predecessor M13/40, equipped with more powerful engines. They first saw action in North Africa; Italian tank crews reported the interior spaces as cramped, and the mechanical work as unreliable. After the Italian forces withdrew from North Africa, M14/41 tanks were used only in rear areas as they were considered obsolete in the face of more modern Allied tanks. A small number of captured examples were briefly pressed into service by British and Australian troops.
ww2dbaseThe M14/41 tanks shared the same chassis with the Italian Semovente 90/53 self-propelled guns.
ww2dbaseDuring the design's production life, about 800 M14/41 tanks were produced.
Last Major Revision: Oct 2011
|Machinery||One SPA 15-TM-40 8-cyl gasoline engine rated at 125hp|
|Suspension||Vertical volute spring|
|Armament||1x47mm gun, 1x8mm coxial Modello 38 machine gun, 1x8mm flexible Modello 38 machine gun|
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George Patton, 31 May 1944