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For historical information, Wikipedia has an article on Fiat M11/39.
M11-39 1
Role Medium tank
Operators Italy
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Driver
37mm gun
Position 2 8mm machine guns

M11/39 is an Italian light tank.


The Fiat-Ansaldo M11/39 was developed as an infantry support tank in 1937, but forced into the role of a battle tank during the initial battles in North Africa and the Balkans because of the lack of better suited vehicles. The result was a catastrophic combat performance, hopelessly outclassed by the British tanks, especially the Matilda II. Much too weakly armored, the tank couldn´t even fight in hull down position because of its casemate style gun mount. From 1941 on, the few remaining M11/39 were subsequently removed from service.

The Fiat-Ansaldo M11/39 is armed with a 37mm Vickers-Terni L/40 gun in the hull and two 8mm Breda machine guns in the turret. The main gun is effective against soft-skinned vehicles, APCs, and light tanks, but not against the more heavily armoured ones.

In Battlegroup42, the M11/39 can be found in scenarios up to early 1943; by then it is replaced by the better armed M13/40. Some of them have been captured by the Australians, so they are used on allied side in maps such as 4104-Thermopylae and Tobruk.


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