L'évolution de l'AB41 fut décidée dès 1942 alors que les premiers engins arrivaient à peine en corps de troupe. Il fut décidé de rendre cet engin plus adapté aux plaines d’Afrique du Nord. La première modification fut l’augmentation la puissance du moteur et en même temps il fut décidé de renoncer au poste de double conduite et à l'armement défensif à l’arrière
AB 43. PzSp Wg AB43 203 (i)
The evolution of AB41 was decided in 1942 when the first vehicles arrived just in regiment
It was decided to render such equipment more suited to the North Africa. plains The first change was the increase in engine power and at the same time it was decided to renounce the post of double driving and defensive arms in the rear
The vehicle was immediately ordered between May and July 1942 and 400 vehicles were ordered
But events in North Africa will upset the forecasts.
The prototype called AB42 was therefore constructed to 1 vehicle The antenna was shifted to the right rear headlights have given way to a lighthouse at the centre of single glazing and only one spare wheel, took seat on the right side of the vehicle, while the left side receives jerrycans. This model was a model of transition. It is also decided to built a model AB 42 Commando for company commanders; an order for 150 devices had been placed.
Meanwhile a model derived directly from the AB 41 is constructed. This is the model Ab43 and it is the ultimate avatar of this series
The big difference between the two models is the adoption of a turret enlarged studied for the model 42 and equipped with a 47 / 40 mm gun.
This turret planned for the war in the desert was much lower than the AB41 without vent slot sides.
It acceded to the turret by a hatch superior equipped with 2 gates As the AB41 the vehicle had a double driving position; Access to the driving post was always by two gates style stables The floor was protected against landmines and Smoke dishargers were fixed on the rear of the chassis. On the front fender were supports for jerrycans
The engine receives a new braking systeme from the chassis 55784
The production of AB43 beginning after the armistice also this AB 43 was not used by RE mostly the Germans under the name AB43 (the Italians give the name Abm 43 or AB41/43 to distinguish it from prototype AB43 armed with a 47 mm cannon, which had been filed in May 1943) .60 were built in 1944 and 42 in 1945, and some incomplete chassis. The total production was far of the German previsions who expected 310 machines ( 240 armed with 20 mm gun and 70 with the 47mm gun )
AB was outwardly alike at the AB41 except for the turret
The survivors were recovered by the Italian troops and were used by the carabinieri and Celere after the war
There was also a tanker version of the AB 41 with ammunition supply which has rendered great service.
To summarize all: How differentiate AB 41 of AB 43?
First of all, it is much broader and low and access is being done by a closed door by two hatchs, it has no ventilation slot d like at the AB 41. You will also find the support of the anti-gun Breda 38.
On the glacis before the tank cap has disappeared because the tank has been removed but it has 2 jerrycans media on the fender
At the back of a smoke grenade launchers and a container housing smoke munition in réserve.A internal system inflation of the tires was expected
There have been studies for the turret an adoption of German guns 50/38 and 50/42.
The Series AB 43 also called for AB4/43 not be confused with the Italian prototype had a camouflage pattern of “ad amebe " with a green base on which large brown spots pulling on the red had been arranged
A net current yellow sand between tasks between the two shades
The tyres were of the type AB43 Artiglio.
This Armoured car fought for the first time with the Germans against the Allies who landed at Anzio.
I would particularly thank to my friend Daniele Gugliemi which allowed me to put the order in this documents and the Italian sites and Modellismo piu Cavalerria Italiana that allow me to publish photos of a real device kept in Italy.
According to the indications there are 3 AB43 survivors in Italy.
Weighing 7,360 tons
Crew 3 can carry a 4th man
Length 5410 with the container back for smoke
1 machinegun Breda 35 of 20mm (408 coups reserve)
RF radio equipment Marelli 3 M.
Engine gasoline SPA ABM 6-cylinder in-line 100 Cvx
Speed 81 km / hr / road
Speed 30 km / hour / All Terrain
Autonomy 460 km.
Thanks to website Modellismo + and Giorgio Briggà
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