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Semovente 75/18
Semovente 75-18 1
Role Assault gun
Operators Italy
Germany
No. of positions 1
Position 1 Driver
75mm gun
8mm machine gun

Semovente 75/18 is an Italian self-propelled gun.

DescriptionEdit

In 1942, the Italian Army recognized the firepower weakness of the M13/40 light tank series and employed the Semovente 75/18 self-propelled gun alongside the tanks in their armoured units. The Semovente 75/18 is essentially a 75mm Obice da 75/18 modello 34 mountain gun mounted on the chassis of a M13/40. Equipped with hollow charge rounds, it was able to do respectable damage to tanks and gun emplacements, making it a useful tank destroyer and assault gun. It was also very deadly to enemy infantry as it fires high explosive shells. An internally stored machine gun could be deployed against aircraft and infantry, if the hatch on top of the vehicle was open. The Semovente 75/18 proved successful both in the direct support role and in anti-tank fighting, making it responsible for many of the successes by the Italian armoured troops during 1942–43.

In Battlegroup42, however, the Semovente 75/18 lacks a machine gun, therefore it should rely on friendly troops and vehicles against enemy infantry that are in close range.

It can be found in maps set in 1941 or later, such as 4306-Operation Corkscrew and 4307-114 to Messina. Some are confiscated by the Germans, and are pressed into service. Examples can be found in 4410-Monte Battaglia and 4504-Mouse Roars.

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