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UNIQUE ID 861: L3/33LF FLAME-THROWING TANKETTE

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 861
Added to Database: July 2009
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Carro Veloce L3lf (5150)
Model (ID): L3/33lf (5160)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: 1840: “ROETO 1840” painted on rear hull. “ROETO 89 r” painted on rear of trailer.
Name:
Other Identification: “1065” or similar painted on glacis but partially painted over. “2” and three white stripes on red rectangle painted on superstructure sides and rear hull. “M O S” painted on rear hull and rear of trailer. Painted overall in sand and brown camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1951.43. (Accession 4351).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Fiat Ansaldo Company, Genova, Province of Genova, Liguria, Italy (Manufacturer)
2: Western Desert Campaign, Tobruk, Al Butnan, Cyrenaica, Libya (Probable location of capture)
3: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (Dates unknown)
4: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


This tankette was captured in North Africa during the Second World War. A number of these flamethrower carriers were captured in the Tobruk area (though there is no evidence from British sources of them ever being used) so it is likely that this one was captured at Tobruk. It was examined at the School of Tank Technology, Chobham Lane, Chertsey, before being moved to Bovington. It was put on the museum books in 1951. It is displayed complete with its fuel trailer, and one of its top hatches is open so the interior can be seen.

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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 10 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6967
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55939687...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6963
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55939621...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6964
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55945240...
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6965
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55939430...
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6966
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55939496...
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Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6968
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55945441...
Views: 102
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October 2008

Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4831
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030786...
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Front view
8: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4832
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030785...
Views: 96
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Front right view
9: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4833
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030784...
Views: 87
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Right view
10: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4834
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030783...
Views: 108
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Front left view
11: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4835
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030787...
Views: 76
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Rear left view
12: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4836
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030788...
Views: 99
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Rear left view
13: Rear left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4837
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030789...
Views: 70
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Trailer
14: Trailer

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4838
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030790...
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Trailer
15: Trailer

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4839
Added: 11 April 2011
Filename: P1030791...
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October 1982

Front left view
16: Front left view

Taken: 26 October 1982
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6737
Added: 12 February 2012
Filename: Scan_CV3...
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Date Unknown

Front right view
17: Front right view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1608
Added: 18 July 2009
Filename: Scan_L3l...
Views: 126
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Front left view
18: Front left view

Taken: Date Unknown
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1609
Added: 18 July 2009
Filename: Scan_L3l...
Views: 161
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