The Semovente 47/32 self-propelled gun was based on the L6/40 light tank chassis. It traded a rotatable turret for a more powerful gun.
The Semovente 47/32 entered service in 1942, but was outdated from the beginning. Its main opponent, the British Crusader, could take on the Semovente 47/32 head-on at about 900 metres, while the Semovente 47/32 had to get within about 500 metres to engage the Crusader. A total of about 280 were manufactured.
Despite its shortcomings, the Semovente 47/32 continued to remain in service throughout the war. When Italy surrendered in 1943, the remaining vehicles were taken over by German, who gave some to Croatia.
|Armour (range)||6-30 mm|
|Speed (max)||42 km/h|
|Engine||Fiat SPA 18D|
|Primary weapon||47 mm Cannone da 47/32 M35 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||8 mm Breda (1)|