|Cannone da 47/32 M35|
A great early-war AT gun, this cannon can engage any tank the opponent can throw at it in battle. However, it was prone to infantry and machine gun fire, as it didn't have the 'shield' used in other AT guns, but made it quicker to deploy and move in the field.
The Austrian firm of Böhler originally designed and manufactured the gun. In the 1930s Italy bought some of these guns from Böhler, and then began to produce the weapon under license, continuing its development. The same weapon was also used in the Austrian, Romanian, Soviet and Dutch armies. The Cannone da 47/32 M35 was the main armament in the M13/40 medium tank, the M14/41 medium tank, and experimentally on the AB 41 armored car (see photograph), and the 47/32 self propelled gun. The M15/42 featured a slightly improved version of this gun (the 47/40).
The 47/32 was built in two versions, the first with semi-pneumatic disk wheels, and the second (in 1939, from which the name 47/32 mod. 39) with improved barrel and suspension (in some series also electron wheels with celerflex semi-pneumatics). To tow this piece, the tractor OCI-780 CM and the light tank L3 were used, but these projects were soon abandoned as the gun was subjected to breaking at the axles spindles and shanks.
Strategies and TacticsEdit
- Like all anti-tank guns, the best defense against them is to recon them and then attack with infantry, aircraft or artillery. Armor, even in massive numbers, is not very recommended unless they are higher tech.
- Unfortunately, this is the only AT gun that Italy that can lay ambushes.