Semovente 105/25 file photo [10620]

Semovente 105/25

Primary RoleTank Destroyer


ww2dbaseThe Semovente 105/25 tank destroyers were developed by marrying 105-millimeter guns with M15/42 tank chassis. They entered production on 2 Apr 1943, and 30 of them were delivered to the Italian Army before the Sep 1943 surrender; after which time, a number of them were captured by the German forces and pressed into service under the designation Sturmgeschütz M43 mit 105/25 853(i). Under German supervision, Italian factories built an additional 60 examples for the German military.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2010

Semovente 105/25 Timeline

2 Apr 1943 The Italian Semovente 105/25 tank destroyer design entered production.


Semovente 105/25
MachineryOne Fiat SPA 15TB engine rated at 192hp
SuspensionVertical volute spring
Armament1x105mm L/25 gun (48 rounds), 1x8mm Breda Model 1938 machine gun
Armor75mm front upper, 50mm front lower, 45mm side upper, 25mm side lower, 15mm top, 15mm bottom
Length5.52 m
Width2.42 m
Height1.74 m
Weight15.8 t
Speed35 km/h
Range180 km


Italian Semovente 105/25 tank destroyer, circa 1940s

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