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UNIQUE ID 853: L3/33 TANKETTE

Museo Storico dei Carristi, Roma, Italy

(Location: External Display Area)


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Unique ID: 853
Added to Database: July 2009
Last Edited: July 2009
Type (ID): Carro Veloce L3 (5100)
Model (ID): L3/33 (5110)
Location Category (ID): Museo Storico dei Carristi (5620)
Location (ID): External Display Area (5620)
Serial Number:
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall desert sand.
Collection Reference:
Links: Ferrea Mole – identity unconfirmed
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Fiat Ansaldo Company, Genova, Province of Genova, Liguria, Italy (Manufacturer)
2: Museo Storico della Motorizzazione Militare, Cecchignola, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Unconfirmed)
3: Museo Storico dei Carristi, Roma, Roma, Lazio, Italy (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Italian Tanks publication:

This L3 is displayed outside. It is missing its main armament.

Text in Preserved Italian Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In Italy publication:

This is a second series L3 with the track tension wheel separate from the rear idler. It is missing its main armament. It is believed to have come from Cecchignola many years ago (source: M. Foti). A plaque mounted in front reads as follows:

AL RICORDO
DEL CARRO DELLA 2A CP IV BTG
NEL QUALE VENNERO
COLPITI A MORTE
IL TEN. ANTONIO FANTUZZI
E IL CAP. SERGIO CANTONI
FRONTE DI TOBRUK 29.11.1941
TO REMEMBER
THE TANK OF 2ND CP IV BTG
WHERE WERE
HIT AND KILLED
THE TEN. ANTONIO FANTUZZI
AND CAP. SERGIO CANTONI
IN FRONT OF TOBRUK 29.11.1941



Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

July 2009

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1564
Added: 12 July 2009
Filename: IMG2664_...
Views: 168
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1565
Added: 12 July 2009
Filename: IMG2342_...
Views: 154
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Rear left view
3: Rear left view

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1566
Added: 12 July 2009
Filename: IMG2713_...
Views: 147
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Rear view
4: Rear view

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1567
Added: 12 July 2009
Filename: IMG2712_...
Views: 144
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Plaque
5: Plaque

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1568
Added: 12 July 2009
Filename: IMG2340_...
Views: 107
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 1 July 2009
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 1770
Added: 16 August 2009
Filename: IMG2340_...
Views: 148
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



September 1998

Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: September 1998
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2207
Added: 1 December 2009
Filename: Scan_L3-...
Views: 174
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



 

Right view
8: Right view

Taken: September 1998
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2208
Added: 1 December 2009
Filename: Scan_L3-...
Views: 139
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



 

Rear view
9: Rear view

Taken: September 1998
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 2209
Added: 1 December 2009
Filename: Scan_L3-...
Views: 162
Select/Has Priority: 21/0