The L6/40 was originally designed by Fiat purely for export, was eventually adopted by the Italian army. It was based on the L3/38 tankette, but had a rotating turret and a 20 mm tank gun.
While it was outclassed by other tanks in its weightclass, it continued to be used until the end of World War 2 in North Africa, the Balkans, the Eastern Front and in Italy. After Italy surrendered, Germany continued to use the L6/40. A total of 283 was produced.
A flamethrower variant and a command tank was made, and the L6/40 chassis was also used to build the Semovente 47/32.
|Armour (range)||6-30 mm|
|Speed (max)||42 km/h|
|Engine||Fiat SPA 180|
|Primary weapon||20 mm Breda Modello 35 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||8 mm Breda Modello 38 (1)|