The P 40 was produced in 64-66 examples (plus 38-41 without engine, to be used in fixed position) after the Italian armistice and was used, as far as it is known, only by German units.
-10. Pol.Pz.Kp. received 15 P40 from Panzer-Ausbildungs-Abteilung Süd in December 1944.
-15. Pol.Pz.Kp. received 14 P40 in mid November 1944.
-24. Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjager)-Brigade der SS received 14 P40 in October 1944.
-5 P40 had been issued to the Pz.Ausb.Abt. Süd for training.
The fate of the remaining is not clear.
24. Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjager)-Brigade der SS
The divisional status is only on paper, formed from a battalion
specialised in hard mountain warfare. In action since september
(Pictures from "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto, exceptions are mentionned)
1945,February. The first close-range tank fighting training course for members of the 24. Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjager)-Brigade der SS was held in Cividale; this picture shows a moment of the final demonstration, as a P 40 drives in front of a lined-up unit.
(Source Sergio CORBATTI, Marco NAVA, KARSTJÄGER)
1945, March, Monte Santo. 3 pictures of the Panzer-Kompanie's P.40 pictured during the Operation Winterende.
The three platoon commanders of the Karstjager Pz.Kp. (SS-Oberscharfuhrer Cavagna - a German, despite the name - and SS-Unterscharfuhrer Dufke and Walter) pose in front of a P 40.
1945, 1st May, Godia (near Udine). À Ð40 belonging to the Karstjager Pz.Kp. destroyed by a British anti-tank gun, surrounded by a group of partisans.