TITCHY TANKETTE

INTERMEDIATE BUILD

TITCHY TANKETTE

Joe Turner tackles Bronco Models’ diminutive 1/35 Carro Armato L35/c, as fitted with the Swiss-designed Solothurn gun for North African operations.

Bronco 1/35 Carro Armato L35/c
During the inter-war period, Italy began showing interest in a small two-man tracked armoured fighting vehicle and purchased 25 British-designed Carden Lloyd Mk.VI tankettes.

Shortly afterwards, Ansaldo-Fiat designed a version based on these vehicles, which eventually became the Carro Veloce (CV – fast tank) 33 series I, mounting a single 6.5mm machine gun. During 1935, this was upgraded to the series II which carried twin Fiat 8mm weapons.

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