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Carro Veloce Fiat Ansaldo L38 Solothurn

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The Carro Veloce Fiat Ansaldo L38 Solothurn and was in use from 1938.

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General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1938
Ordnance classification
Quantity Produced0
Weightunknown
Crew2
M.G's smalln/a
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length3.20 mtr
Width1.44 mtr
Height1.31 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed26 mph
Max Cross Country Speedunknown
Range Road0 miles
Range Cross Countryunknown
Fuel TypeUnknown
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power0 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Carro Veloce Fiat Ansaldo L38 Solothurn and was in use from 1938.

Its main armament consisted of a 20mm Solothurn s18-1100 which could penetrate 11 mm of flat plate at 400 metres

The CV 38 was a vehicle based on the British Carden Lloyd machine gun carrier.

Powered by a 43hp petrol engine the drive was through the front sprockets down to seven roadwheels, then back via the rear idler over two return rollers.

This model had better suspension and tracks and improved driver vision, and mounted the Solothurn 20mm Anti Tank gun.

Armour Details
Turret
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Superstructure
Front14mm@45°(20mm)
Side9mm@15°(9mm)
Rear9mm@15°(9mm)
Top6mm@85°(6mm)
Hull
Front14mm@15°(14mm)
Side14mm@15°(14mm)
Rear9mm@(9mm)
Top6mm@85°(6mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 20 mm - Minimum 6 mm



Weapon Details
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20mm Solothurn s18-1100 Blank
Calibre20mm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
S18-1100
(AP Armor Piercing)
20mm 0.125Kg 850M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 25‑30mm@100m
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.13 0.26 0.59 1.59
Penetration(mm@30°) 14 12 9 5
Penetration(mm@0°) 17 14 11 6
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 85

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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