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PARCO FAUNA OROBICA, BERGAMO, BERGAMO, LOMBARDY, ITALY



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Location Category ID:
5160
Address: Parco Fauna Orobica, Via alla Rocca, 24129 Bergamo BG
Telephone:
Email:
Opening Times: Accessible at any time
Official Website: Comune di Bergamo
Other Links: Oto Melara Restoration
Censimento Dei Veicoli Corazzati Storici In Italia
Istituto Carlo Alberto Biggini
Latitude, Longitude: 45.70411979 , 9.66685697
Location Accuracy: 7
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There is an M42 Semovente displayed in the Park in the upper part of the city.


1) Semovente M42 da 75/18 Assault Gun Italian


Number of Photos:
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Unique ID: 856
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Registration: “RE 6173” is painted on the nose; however this was not previously visible so may not be authentic.
Name:
Other Identification: The Ram’s Head insignia of the Ariete Armoured Division is painted on the left side of the superstructure.

This Semovente has been on display in the open since 1959, fitted with a fake gun. It was restored by OTO Melara in 2007 and a canopy has been installed over it to give it some protection from the elements. It was not a full restoration, for example the fittings missing from the rear hull were not replaced, but the replica gun was removed and replaced with a correct one. (Source: M. Foti).
Before restoration it was generally in poor condition, with peeling paint, most of the internal components missing, and some signs of rust. Where the sand-coloured paint was missing it was possible to see it was originally painted dark green. (Source: P. Podavini via Censimento website).