Semovente da 90/53

GEP.SFL  M41 90/53 851(i)

History In 1941, 30 M41 90/53 SP were produced . 24 were lost during Sicily battle in 1943. After the armistice, Germans seized 6 surviving SP.

26.Panzer Division

26.Panzer Division was equipped with 18 75mm M42 SP and 7 105/25 M43 SP in November 1943. The Semovente 90/53 from 26. Panzer-Division belonged to the Stabskompanie of Pz.Rgt. 26, as shown in an chart dated 1stDecember 1943.(source panzerwrecks blog). Used in the area of Orsogna until January 1944. At the end of 1944, 2 Lince were delivered. Unit fought east of Bologna and in April 1945 crossed the Po and retreated towards Austria.

(Picture from "Panzerwrecks" No9)

1944, March, Rome. M41 90/53 801 (i) in a bombed out railway yard. On the SPG put divisional insignia of the 26 Panzer Division

(From "Italian Armored Vehicles of World War II" N. Pignato, Squadron/Signal Publication)