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Semevente Da 75/18 280096 1/56

£19.49

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Explore the historical significance and features of the Semovente da 75/18, an Italian self-propelled gun from World War II, as depicted in the Rubicon Models kit:

Product Details
Description: The Semovente da 75/18 was an Italian self-propelled gun developed during World War II. It was constructed by mounting the 75mm Obice da 75/18 modello 34 mountain gun on the chassis of the M13/40, M14/41, or M15/42 tank. Initially built with riveted steel plates, it accommodated a crew of three: driver, loader/radio operator, and tank commander/gunner.

Main Armament: Equipped with a 75mm L/18 gun, which featured a muzzle brake and was originally designed as a divisional artillery piece. The gun was capable of firing HEAT shells, effective against armored targets such as the M3 Grant and M4 Sherman tanks. It included various observation and aiming systems for crew use.

Secondary Armament: Typically fitted with a roof-mounted machine gun (initially 6.5mm Breda, later upgraded to 8mm) for close defense, though sometimes omitted. A Radio model RF1 CA with interphone was usually installed.

Role and Deployment: Unlike the StuG III, the Semovente da 75/18 served primarily as divisional artillery rather than a dedicated assault gun. It played a crucial role in the North African Campaign and during the Allied invasion of Sicily, supporting medium tank units with additional firepower.

Combat Effectiveness: Its 75mm howitzer, with a low muzzle velocity, was particularly effective against Allied tanks due to its HEAT shells ("Effetto Pronto" in Italian), capable of penetrating 80mm of armor at 500m.

Post-Italian Surrender: Following Italy's surrender in 1943, some Semovente da 75/18 units were seized by the Germans, who designated them as StuG M42 mit 7,5 KwK L 18(850)(i). Additional units were produced for service in Italy and the Balkans.

Modeling and Collecting
Historical Accuracy: The Rubicon Models kit faithfully represents the details and configurations of the Semovente da 75/18, suitable for historical miniature wargaming and modeling enthusiasts.

Educational Value: Offers insights into Italian armored warfare tactics and technological adaptations during World War II, enhancing understanding of military history.

Enhance Your Collection
The Semovente da 75/18 tank model kit from Rubicon Models provides a detailed portrayal of this unique Italian self-propelled gun, ideal for collectors and wargamers interested in World War II history and armored vehicles.

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