Carro veloce CV33 &35 L 3 731(i)

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    16.Polizei-Panzer Kompanie

  Formed in june 1944. This company have two L40 and eight L3. Employed in Croatia and fought against partisans.

( Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

( Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

  I./SS-Pol.Rgt. Bozen

  Formed in October 1943. The I. Battalion saw action in Istria from the end of February 1944, forming a Panzerkraftwagen-Zug (armoured vehicles platoon) with one Lancia IZM, one AB41 and two L3/33 (one L3/33 and one L3/35), used for escort and reconnaissance.

(Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

(Picture from Panzerfahrzeuge und Panzereinheiten der Ordnungspolizei 1936 - 1945. Werner Regenberg. Podzun-Pallas)

(Picture from "Panzer units in the operationszone Adriatisches Kustenland (OZAK) 1943-1945 and the panzer-sicherungs-kompanien in Italy" Stefano di Giusto)

The two L 3 light tanks used by the I./SS-PoI.Rgt. Bozen; there was an old L 3/33 (in the foreground, with welded superstructure) and a newer L 3/35. These tanks were completely outdated and their usefulness must have been very limited.   SS-Polizei-Regiment 15   Regiment saw action in many areas of northern Italy. Since November 1943 its III. Bataillon had the task of controlling the area of Trieste with one armored car and nine Italian light tanks (CV33-CV38). The other regimentís units were employed from 1944 to the end of war in Piedmont. The I.Bataillon had some armoured fighting vehicles, including a Lince.

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Winter 1943-1944.

Spring 1944, Valle Varaita Valley west of Cuneo. L3 from SS-Polizei-Regiment 15 supported by one Pz III of 2.Panzer-Sicherungs-Kompanie

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Organisation Todt

L3/33 Pz.Kpfw. L3 731(i). Organization Todt. Modena. Mai, 1944.

(Picture from "Poligon" Magazine)

(Picture from Waffen Arsenal S42"Beutepanzer unterm Balkenkreuz" W.Regenberg)

(Picture from "Italian Armour in German Service 1943-1945" Daniele Guglielmi)