M13/40 Medium Tank

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 The M 13/40 medium tank entered into service with the Italian Army in 1940, replacing the previous models which were judged to be inadequate in comparison to the English tanks met in North Africa at the beginning of the conflict. The M13 was the first tank of Italian design with a turret cannon of 47 mm calibre gun. It was soon proven to be insufficient against the amour plates of the Allies.Even so, it was extensively used on all fronts until the armistice in 1943.