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MUSEO STORICO DELLA MOTORIZZAZIONE MILITARE, CECCHIGNOLA, ROMA, LAZIO, ITALY



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Location Category ID:
5600
Address: Viale dell'Esercito 170, 00143 Roma, Italy
Telephone: +39 06 5011885
Email:
Opening Times:
Official Website: Esercito Italiano
Other Links: Ferrea Mole
Ferrea Mole Forum
Quattrogatti
Nikon Land
Modellismo Alla Buona
Latitude, Longitude: 41.80467096 , 12.49625891
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: L3/33 Tankette - Museo Storico dei Carristi, Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Unconfirmed)
2: Carro Armato M14/41 Tank - Museo Storico dei Carristi, Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Dates unknown)


The Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare (Historical Museum of Military Vehicles) moved into its current premises in the Scuola della Motorizzazione Militare (Military Vehicle School) in 1991. Overall it houses more than three hundred vehicles, including cars, trucks and sixty tracked vehicles. There are six exhibition halls covering the history of vehicles in Italian military service, including a library and archive. Exhibits include towed carts from the First World War, lorries, two light aircraft, a torpedo, an ambulance, and tanks from the Second World War and Post-War eras.
The museum was originally created in 1955 and has as its primary purpose the collection and preservation of historical reference material related to military vehicles. It also preserves material related to the Engineer, Artillery and Transport Corps. Its aim is to give witness to the overall technical and technological evolution of military transport.

Covered Display Areas

Most of the vehicles in the Cecchignola collection are stored and displayed under awnings beside the museum buildings.

Location ID:
5602
Latitude, Longitude:41.80467096, 12.49625891
Location Accuracy:7



1) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


Number of Photos:
7
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Unique ID: 1493
Serial Number:
Registration: 105120 (Italian): “EI•105120” painted on glacis and left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “20” stencilled in yellow circle on glacis. Italian flag painted on nose.


2) M44 Self-Propelled Howitzer American


Number of Photos:
6
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Unique ID: 1494
Serial Number:
Registration: 108595 (Italian): “E.I.•108595” painted on front right mud flap and left hull rear..
Name:
Other Identification: “32” in yellow circle painted on nose. “C073” stencilled on left hull rear.


3) M4A1 (76) Sherman Tank American


Number of Photos:
4
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Unique ID: 1495
Serial Number: Turret: 381? (“381” or similar cast into left turret side).
Registration: 104628 (Italian): “E.I. 104628” painted on transmission cover and left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “G” in shield emblem cast into glacis.


4) M7B1 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
6
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Unique ID: 1496
Serial Number:
Registration: 109714: “E.I. 109714” painted on transmission cover and left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification:


5) M32B1 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


Number of Photos:
5
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Unique ID: 1497
Serial Number:
Registration: 107822 (Italian): “EI•107822” painted on glacis and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “1847” cast into right transmission cover. “E1231 605 LO [E]” cast into left transmission cover. “32” in yellow circle painted on superstructure. Italian flag painted on glacis.


6) M36 Gun Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
4
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Unique ID: 1499
Serial Number:
Registration: 32004 (Italian): “E.I. 32004” painted on left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Italian flag painted on right hull rear.


7) M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


Number of Photos:
6
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Unique ID: 1498
Serial Number:
Registration: 112412: “E.I. 112412” painted on lower right glacis and lower left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “C071” painted on upper right glacis and upper left hull rear. Italian flag painted on upper left glacis and upper right hull rear.


8) M26A1 Pershing Tank American


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4
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Unique ID: 1500
Serial Number:
Registration: 109160 (Italian): “EI 109160” painted on glacis and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “2003C E16609 B875” cast into mantlet. “14” in yellow circle painted on glacis. “C077” or similar painted on front right and rear left mud flaps. Italian flag painted on front left and rear right mud flaps.


9) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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3
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Unique ID: 1501
Serial Number: Turret: 421 (“SER421” or similar cast into rear right turret side.
Registration: 107036 (Italian): “E.I.•107036” painted on glacis and left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “50” in yellow circle painted on glacis. “C683” painted on rear left mud flap. ORMEC data plate fixed to lower right hull rear.

This M47 has been rebuilt in Italian service and has an ORMeC data plate welded on the hull rear.


10) M55 Self-Propelled Howitzer American


Number of Photos:
7
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Unique ID: 1502
Serial Number:
Registration: 112383 (Italian): “E.I.•112383” painted on nose and centre hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “50” in yellow circle painted on centre nose. “206” painted on front right mud flap. “VIII 28114” painted on right nose and left hull rear. Italian flag painted on left nose and right hull rear.


11) M60A1 Tank American


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4
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Unique ID: 1503
Serial Number: 3755 (source: M. Foti).
Registration: 112858 (Italian): “E.I.•112858” painted on glacis and left hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: “70” or similar in yellow circle painted on glacis. “C670” painted on front right and rear left mud flap. Italian flag painted on rear right mud flap.


12) Carro Armato M15/42 Tank Italian


Number of Photos:
10
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Unique ID: 1506
Serial Number:
Registration: 105962: “RE 105962” painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.

This M15 was previously on display on its own under a canopy. It appears to be generally in poor condition.


13) Carro Armato M15/42 Tank Italian


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5
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Unique ID: 1505
Serial Number:
Registration: 3575: “RE 3575” seen painted on nose in 2005. “RE 105963” seen in 1998.
Name:
Other Identification: Unit marking on turret sides (“1” above red rectangle with single white stripe indicating First Battalion, First Platoon of First Company). Painted overall desert sand (previously overall green).


14) Semovente M41 da 75/18 Assault Gun Italian


Number of Photos:
8
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Unique ID: 1507
Serial Number:
Registration: VS027: “EI VS•027” painted on left hull rear. “RE4462” seen in 2005. “RE102037” seen in 1998.
Name:
Other Identification: Red diamonds painted on superstructure rear. Painted overall desert sand.

This Semovente is in running order and has its original engine (source: M. Foti).


15) Carro Comando per Semoventi Command Vehicle Italian


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12
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Unique ID: 1508
Serial Number:
Registration: 105939: “RE105939” painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification:

This Semovente appears to be generally in poor condition.


16) Carro Armato P40 Tank Italian


Number of Photos:
8
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Unique ID: 1509
Serial Number:
Registration: 5302: “R.E. 5302” previously painted on nose and right hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification:

This P40 is missing its engine (source: M. Foti).


17) AMX-VCI Armoured Personnel Carrier French


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1
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Unique ID: 1513
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: 6341 (Italian): “EI•6341” previously painted on nose.


18) Sexton Self-Propelled Gun Canadian


Number of Photos:
4
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Unique ID: 1504
Serial Number:
Registration: 105801: “E.I. 105801” painted on transmission cover.
Name:
Other Identification: Italian flag painted on left transmission cover. Fitted with rubber block track with extended end connectors. Damaged front right track guards and other parts.

Northern Display Area



Location ID:
5604
Latitude, Longitude:41.80522379, 12.49648556
Location Accuracy:7



19) L3/38 Tankette Italian


Number of Photos:
10
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Unique ID: 1510
Serial Number:
Registration: 100241: “RE 100241” previously painted on nose and hull rear.
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a camouflage scheme of black and red spots on green (previously painted overall dark green).

This L3 is in running order and has its original engine (source: M. Foti). It is on display under a canopy.

Central Display Area



Location ID:
5606
Latitude, Longitude:41.80481942, 12.49608457
Location Accuracy:7



20) Valentine Bridgelayer British


Number of Photos:
5
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Unique ID: 1511
Serial Number:
Registration: 10????: “E.I. 10????” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification:

This Valentine appears to be generally in poor condition. It is currently displayed with the bridge deployed; previously it was displayed folded up.

Southern Display Area



Location ID:
5608
Latitude, Longitude:41.8035568, 12.49560513
Location Accuracy:7



21) M4A4 Sherman Dozer American


Number of Photos:
1
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Unique ID: 1512
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Italian flag painted on right hull rear.

Storage

Some vehicles are in storage while restoration work on museum buildings is underway.

Location ID:
5609
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
Location Accuracy:0



22) SP-70 Self-Propelled Howitzer German / British / Italian


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Unique ID: 1515
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification:


23) M752 Lance Launcher Missile Carrier American


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1
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Unique ID: 1898
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Name:
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24) Carro Armato M15/42 Tank Italian


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Unique ID: 1542
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “EU” daubed on turret. “MEO” daubed on hull rear. Painted overall in green and sand.

This M15 was part of the post-World War 2 defence line along the Tagliamento River (source: M. Foti). The main gun was replaced by a machinegun and the internal parts were stripped away (source: C. Vermeulen). It was recovered by the Italian Army in the summer of 2009, probably by soldiers of the 132° Reggimento Carri at Cordenons, and sent to Rome for restoration (source: MILES Forum). It was in very poor condition when recovered and is assumed to have gone to Cecchignola for the restoration work to be done but that has not been confirmed.