German’s “mezzi corazzati Italiani

History

Following the armistice of the 8 september 1943, operation “Achse” began on 9 september 1943 to neutralize and disarm the Italian army. Germans captured large quantities of military equipment and acquired the means to continue production, produce spare parts and repair their new beutepanzer.

 

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(source Bundesarchiv)

 

Denomination

Seized Guglilemi 8/9/1943

Seized Regenberg

1/10/1943

Production

1943

Gu g      Reg

Production

1944

Gug     Reg

Prod

1945

Gug

Prod

Total

Gug

Prod

Total

Reg

S37 250(i)

37

 

 

 

 

37

 

Fiat 665 (i)

Dozens

 

 

 

 

Dozens

 

Lince 202 (i)

1

 

 

100

29

130

 

Lancia 1ZM (i)

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

AB40-41 201(i)

87

 

23

 

 

110

 

AB43 203 (i)

 

 

 

60

42

102

 

L3 731(i)

148

 

 

17          17

 

165

17

L3 732 (i)(Fl)

Some

 

 

 

 

Some

 

L6 733 (i)

106

 

15

15

 

121

 

Bef L6 733 (i)

Some

 

1               1

1               1

 

Some+2

2

M40 735 (i)

22

21

 

 

 

22

21

M41 736 (i)

3

1

 

 

 

3

1

M42 738 (i)

124

95

 

28          28

 

152

123

P40 737 (i)

3

5

13

48          61

 

64

66

Without motor

1

 

11

29          38

 

41

38

StuG L6 630 (i)

78

78

52           52

22          22

 

152

152

K.do Wg L6 630 (i)

8

16

9

27

 

44

16

Bef L6 670 (i)

Some

 

7             7

3              3

 

Some+10

10

Gep Sfl M41 801 (i)

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

StuG M42 850 (i)

131

123

8             0

47          55

 

186

178

StuG M42 851 (i)

36

36

50         30

30          50

 

116

116

Pz.Bef.Wg M41 771 (i)

Some

 

 

 

 

Some

 

Pz.Bef.Wg M41 772 (i)

16

 

1             0

37          39

3

57

39

StuG M43 853 (i)

26

26

24           8

67          79

 

117

113

StuG M42 851 (i)

 

1

 

10          10

19

30

11

StuG M42 852 (i)

 

 

 

8               7

3

11

7

Gep.Sfl M43 854 (i)

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

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(source ebay)

 

Italian captured AFV on Deutsche Reichsbahn wagons.

 

Source:

- Thomas L Jentz & Werner Regenberg, “Panzer Tracts No. 19-2 Beute-Panzerkampfwagen British, American, Russian and Italian Tanks  captured from 1940 to 1945

- Daniele Guglielmi, “Italian Armour in German Service 1943–1945)