Carro Armato M11/39
M11/39 M11/39
Originální název:
Original Name:
Carro Armato M11/39
střední tank medium tank
DD.07.1939-DD.04.1940 SA Grandi Fucine Italiane Gio. Fossati & C., Genoa /
Období výroby:
Production Period:
Vyrobeno kusů:
Number of Produced:
Prototyp vyroben:
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Technické údaje:
Technical Data:
Bojová hmotnost:
Combat Weight:
11000 kg 24251 lb
Délka s kanónem dopředu:
Length with Gun Forward:
4730 mm 15 ft 6 ¼ in
Délka korby:
Hull Length:
4730 mm 15 ft 6 ¼ in
Celková šířka:
Overall Width:
2180 mm 7 ft 1 ⅞ in
Celková výška:
Overall Height:
2300 mm 7 ft 6 ½ in
Světlá výška:
Ground Clearance:
360 mm 1 ft 2 ⅛ in
Šířka pásu:
Track Width:
260 mm 10 ¼ in
Měrný tlak:
Ground Pressure:
0,07 MPa 10.15 psi
- přední - 30 mm
- boky - 15 mm
- zadní - 8-14 mm
- horní - 8 mm
- spodní - 10 mm

- přední - 30 mm
- boky - 14 mm
- zadní - 14 mm
- horní - 7 mm
- front - 1.18 in
- sides - 0.59 in
- rear - 0.31 in - 0.55 in
- top - 0.31 in
- bottom - 0.39 in

- front - 1.18 in
- sides - 0.55 in
- rear - 0.55 in
- top - 0.28 in
SPA 8T vznětový osmiválec SPA 8T 8V diesel
77,2 kW při 1800 ot/min 103.5 bhp at 1800 rpm
Převodové ústrojí:
planetové, 4+1 epicyclic, 4+1
Rychlost na silnici:
Road Speed:
34 km/h 21 mph
Rychlost v terénu:
Cross-country Speed:
14 km/h 9 mph
Jízdní dosah po silnici:
Cruising Range on Road:
200 km 124 mi
Jízdní dosah v terénu:
Cross-country Cruising Range:
120 km 75 mi
Překonávání překážek:
Obstacles Crossing:
45 ° 100 %
Boční náklon:
Side Slope:
? ° ? %
Trench Crossing:
2,00 m 79 in
Vertical Obstacle:
0,80 m 31 in
Fording Depth:
1,00 m 39 in
kanon Vickers-Terni 37/40 ráže 37 mm v korbě, 84 nábojů 37mm gun Vickers-Terni 37/40 in the hull, 84 rounds
2x kulomet Breda 38 ráže 8 mm ve věži, 2808 nábojů 2x 8mm Breda 38 machine gun in the turret, 2808 rounds
Uživatelské státy:
User States:

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Riccio, Ralph A. Italian Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War II. Mattioli 1885, Fidenza 2010. ISBN: 97-88-6261-141-1-
Pignato, Nicola. Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two. Squadron/Signal Publications, Carrollton 2004. ISBN 0-89747-475-9.
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The original name of the tank was Fiat-Ansaldo 8 T, its military designation M 11/39 meant Medium Tank (M-Medio) with a weight of 11 t introduced into service in 1939. The tank was developed to support infantry in 1937. The tank was not equipped with a radio station. (although it was taken into account during the construction), which made command difficult in a combat situation. The units were therefore equipped with motorcycles with radios in the side carts to ensure connection with the superior.

In 1940, the tanks were gradually replaced by the type M 13/40. A total of 100 machines were produced, 72 were deployed in the fighting in Libya and 24 in the Italian East Africa (in two companies (321st and 322nd) with 12 tanks, one in Somalia, the other in Eritrea.

Combat deployment:

In September 1940, 72 tanks stationed in Libya took part in the attack on Egypt, the offensive was stopped in Sidi Barrani. In December 1940, the tanks were used in defensive tasks during the British offensive (Operation Compass). Immediately after the start of the British offensive, part of the tanks were destroyed, abandoned, or immobilized in defensive positions, as their weak cannon could not shoot through the strong armor of the attacking British tanks Matilda and in weakly protected open positions have become easy prey for British shooters.

During the fighting for Tobruk, from April 10, 1941, several tanks fell into the hands of the Allies and were subsequently included in the armament of the 6th Australian Division Cavalry Regiment. To differentiate from the enemy, large white kangaroo symbols were painted on the tanks (in addition to M 11/39, this unit also used loot tanks M 13/40 [ Their combat use ended in the late spring of 1941, when the Australians ran out of fuel (diesel) and were forced to retreat before the offensive of the Osi troops.To prevent the re-use of tanks by Italian troops, all the captured tanks were destroyed.

From June 1940, the tanks were deployed to fight in East Africa, in August, they successfully participated in the invasion of British Somalia. Less successful was their subsequent defense in a counterattack by British forces in January 1941 in Eritrea (Keren), where they could not compete with British tanks [url=/viewtopic.php/t/494] Matilda
. The fate of the 24 tanks deployed is not entirely known, but during the fighting and even after the defeat of the Italian forces in East Africa, there are no known cases of their use by the winners, so I assume that they were all either completely destroyed or irreparably damaged and lost.

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M 11/39
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Dva ukoristené M 11/39 a M 13/40 z výzbroje 6. Austrálskej divízie.
M11/39 - wikimedia, ministerstvo obrany Austrálie

wikimedia, ministerstvo obrany Austrálie
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M 11/39, operácie v Britskom Somálsku, 05.08.1940, Zeila.
M11/39 - wikimedia

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