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Fiat 3000 Model 1921 light tank:
Italy's Fiat 3000 Model 1921 light tank

Fiat 3000B light tank:
Italy's Fiat 3000B light tank

Variants

  • Model 1930: More powerful engine.2
  • Fiat 3000B:
  • Fiat 3000B Wireless: Added aerial frame on turret.2
  • Fiat 3000B Modified (L5-21): Had 2 37 mm guns in turret.2

Usage

Spanish Civil War

One Fiat 3000 was supplied to the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.3

Specifications

  Fiat 3000
Crew 21
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5.41 tons1, 5.5 tons2
5,500 kg1
Length 11' 9"1, 13.63'2
3.58 m1
Height 7'1, 7.2'2
2.2 m1
Width 5' 2"1, 5.37'2
1.66 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 6.5 mm MGs1
2: MG2
OR 37 mm and 6 mm MG1
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 161
6 - 162
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Fiat1
Cylinders 41
Net HP 651 @ 1,700 rpm1
502
Transmission  
Fuel type  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 13 mph2, 15 mph1
24 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 60 miles1
95 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  
  Fiat 3000B
Crew  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 6 tons2
Length 14.07'2
Height  
Width 5.47'2
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 37 mm2
OR  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Cylinders  
Net HP 632
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline2
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
  3. Atlas of Tank Warfare From 1916 to the Present Day, Dr. Stephen Hart, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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