Sunday, August 18, 2013

1/144 Carro Armato P40 - DAMEYA

1/144 Carro Armato P40 - DAMEYA
Dameya has made available on Shapeways another little gem that although taking inspiration from the T-34, was not a numerous or successful!

The P40 was an Italian World War II tank design. It was armed with a 75 mm gun and an 8 mm Breda machine gun, plus another optional machine gun in an anti-aircraft mount. The official Italian designation was Carro Armato ("armored tank") P 26/40. Design had started in 1940 but very few had been built by the time Italy signed the armistice with the Allies in September 1943 and the 100 or so  produced afterwards were used by the Germans, under the designation Panzerkampfwagen P40 737(i), and some are reported to be even used as pill boxes (due to a lack of engines) at Anzio.

PS: I Forgot to mention that this tank also features in the 'Girls und Panzer' anime series...! ;-)

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