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CASERMA SANTA BARBARA, MILANO, PROVINCE OF MILAN, LOMBARDY, ITALY



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Location Category ID:
5170
Address: Piazzale Giuseppe Perrucchetti 1, 20147 Milano
Telephone: Barracks, HQ: 02 48703340, 02 48703439
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website:
Other Links: Caserma Santa Barbara – Italian
Caserma Santa Barbara – English Translation
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Latitude, Longitude: 45.46609598 , 9.12551209
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: L3/35 Tankette - Museo Storico dell'Arma di Cavalleria, Pinerolo, Turin, Piedmont, Italy (Estimated 1980s & 1990s)


The Santa Barbara barracks were originally built after World War I to provide accommodation and training grounds for the Reggimento Artiglieria a Cavallo (Horse Artillery Regiment). The main entrances are located on the east side, with secondary entrances for armoured and other vehicles, and convoys, on the west side. It is currently home to the Reggimento Artiglieria a Cavallo, 1° Reggimento Trasmissioni (1st Signal Regiment) and part of the 32° Reggimento Trasmissioni. It includes an airbase and an area for driving and training on tracked vehicles. It is well known as being the target of a terrorist bomb in October 2009.

Display Area

There appears to be a memorial in the barracks consisting of some vehicles and artillery pieces arranged under trees on a grassed area. This is close to the main buildings and nearly opposite the entrance to the barracks. The vehicles appear to be a Semovente and Sexton; these were previously stored under cover along with a Sherman tank.

Location ID:
5170
Latitude, Longitude:45.46609598, 9.12551209
Location Accuracy:7



1) Semovente M41 da 75/18 Assault Gun Italian


Number of Photos:
15
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1125

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Unique ID: 1125
Serial Number:
Registration: “RE 5831” painted on nose and rear plate.
Name:
Other Identification: Reggimento Artiglieria a Cavallo emblems painted on the superstructure sides.


2) Sexton Self-Propelled Gun Canadian


Number of Photos:
13
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Unique ID: 1126
Serial Number:
Registration: 105821 (Italian): “EI 1058121” painted on transmission cover and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: ORMeC data plate fixed to hull rear. “3073” unit insignia painted on front right superstructure and left rear hull. Italian flag painted on front left superstructure and right rear hull. Reggimento Artiglieria a Cavallo emblems painted on the superstructure sides.

This Sexton has a data plate fixed to the hull rear that indicates that it was worked on at the ORMeC base at Nola, near Naples.

Storage



Location ID:
5172
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



3) M4A4 Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
8
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Unique ID: 1127
Serial Number:
Registration: “RE 108384” painted on transmission cover.
Name:
Other Identification: “OB2417” or similar number welded on to centre of glacis plate. Italian flag painted on front left glacis plate, and Reggimento Artiglieria a Cavallo emblems painted on the hull sides. It is fitted with rubber chevron track.

This Sherman was seen and photographed in the barracks in 1990 and again in about 2000; it was missing its bow machine gun mount and main armament, and the aperture for the main armament was plated over. It was in running order (source: M. Viucci). Its current location and status are unknown.


4) M7B1 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
1
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Unique ID: 1132
Serial Number:
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Name:
Other Identification:

This Priest was seen and photographed in the barracks in 1977. It was in running order (source: M. Viucci). Its current location and status are unknown.