Semovente da 20/70 Quadruplo

 

History & Development

The need for anti-aircraft self-propelled became obvious already after the first two years of conflict for Italian army. The idea which could seem simple, is to install a turret with four gun Isotta Fraschini 20 mm on a tank M hull. The studies continued throughout 1942 and in early March of 1943, Tests have given excellent results. After the armistice, germans confiscated the prototype.

(source ebay)

According to German sources, this semovente would have fought in support of a unit of mountain SS in Austria close to the town of Teupitz.

 

(source Nicola Pignato, Filippo Cappellano « Gli Autoveicoli da combattimento dell’ Esercito Italiano Volume secondo (1940-1945)