|Primary Role||Self-Propelled Gun|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe Semovente 75/34 self-propelled guns were introduced in 1942 as the successor to the Semovente 75/18 design. While the 75/18 vehicles were effective, their guns' relatively short range and low muzzle velocity left something more to be desired. The 75/34 design, therefore, called for the longer 75-millimeter L34 gun that had greater hitting power; the range was increased to 12,500 meters and the muzzle velocity was increased to 624 meters per second. They were built atop the M15/42 tank chassis, which were also equipped with more powerful engines when compared to the 75/18 predecessors. They were accepted into service on 29 Apr 1943. 192 of the 75/34 design were built by Italy by the Sep 1943 surrender.
ww2dbase36 of them were taken over by the German forces after Sep 1943. They were used by the Germans in Italy under the designation Sturmgeschütz M42 mit 75/34 851(i). A further 80 examples were built by Italian factories under German supervision between 1943 and 1944.
Last Major Revision: Jul 2010
|Machinery||One Fiat SPA M15 (15TB) 8-cylinder engine rated at 192hp|
|Suspension||Vertical volute spring|
|Armament||1x75mm L34 gun, 1x8mm Breda Model 38 machine gun|
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