Fiat M 11 /39

The M11 /39 was an Italian medium tank designed and built by Fiat and used by the Italian Army in World War II. It was armed with a 47mm hull-mounted main gun and twin 8mm (0.315-in) machine-guns in the two-man turret. The M11 /39 was fitted with six road wheels on each side and was powered by a 125 HP diesel engine. Although it entered service in 1939, this tank made by Fiat was soon outclassed by improved Allied tanks. Only 100 M 11 /39s were built as it was considered that the design was already obsolete by 1940 as 70 of them were sent to North Africa where many were captured or destroyed during the first battles with the British army.

Specifications

Type: medium tank
Country of origin: Italy
Manufacturer: Fiat
Weapons: one 47mm-caliber gun; two 8mm machine guns
Engine: one SPA TM40 eight-cylinder diesel engine, delivering 125hp
Maximum speed: 32 km/h (20 mph)
Range: 200 km (125 miles)
Weight: 14 tons
Length: 4.92 m ( 16 ft 2 in)
Width: 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Height: 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in)
Crew: 4

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