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Italy
Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car

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The Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car was designed in 1940, manufactured by Fiat-Ansaldo based on the existing 4 x 4 drive Armoured Car and was in use from 1941 to 1943.

Photo of Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car
Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car scale illustration

General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1941 - 1943
Quantity Produced0
Weight7.5 tonne
Crew4
M.G's small2
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length5.26 mtr
Width1.95 mtr
Height2.46 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed47 mph
Max Cross Country Speed23 mph
Range Road250 miles
Range Cross Country112 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power120 hp
Power/Weight16 hp/tonne
General Information
The Auto Blinda 43 Armoured Car was designed in 1940, manufactured by Fiat-Ansaldo based on the existing 4 x 4 drive Armoured Car and was in use from 1941 to 1943.

The vehicle was powered by Fiat 'SPA I6 petrol' petrol powerplant producing 120 HP which could drive the vehicle on roads at up to 47 mph with a range of about 250 miles before refuelling. Its cross country performance was good providing a max speed of about 23 mph and a range of about 112 miles.

It was armed with 2 light machine guns which were Breda Modello 38s. Its main armament consisted of an Cannone contracarro da 47/32 M32 L/32 which could penetrate 43 mm of flat plate at 800 metres


Armour Details
Turret
Front19mm@15°(20mm)
Side9mm@15°(9mm)
Rear9mm@15°(9mm)
Top6mm@90°(6mm)
Superstructure
Front9mm@45°(13mm)
Side9mm@30°(10mm)
Rear9mm@30°(10mm)
Top6mm@80°(6mm)
Hull
Front9mm@45°(13mm)
Side9mm@30°(10mm)
Rear9mm@30°(10mm)
Top6mm@80°(6mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 20 mm - Minimum 6 mm



Weapon Details
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Breda Modello 38 Blank
History
The Breda model 38 was the Italian army standard vehicle mounted machine gun.
ManufacturerBreda Meccanica Bresciana
Manufactured1937 - 1943
Calibre7.92mm
LengthL/98
Rate of Fire200 rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
7.92×57mm Mauser(AP)
7.92mm 0.012Kg 910M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 8mm @ 100mtr/30° ( ≈ 9mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17
Penetration(mm@30°) 6
Penetration(mm@0°) 7
Hit Probability(%) 98


Weapon Details
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Cannone contracarro da 47/32 M32 L/32 Blank
photo of Cannone contracarro da 47/32 M32 L/32 from Wikipedia
History
This was the Austrian 4.7cm Bohler L/39 manufactured under licence, and was used in all theatres till Italy surrendered.
Manufactured1935 - 1943
Calibre47mm
LengthL/32
Number of Rounds 63
 
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
47 x 195/227 mm R L/32(AP)
47mm 1.6Kg 630M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 58mm @ 100mtr/30° ( ≈ 66mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.16 0.33 0.69 1.53 2.56 3.86 5.53 7.79
Penetration(mm@30°) 54 50 44 37 30 24 19 14
Penetration(mm@0°) 63 58 51 43 35 28 22 17
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 85 44 22 3 2



Bohler HE(HE)
47mm 2.37Kg 250M/Sec ≈0.356Kg explosive
Maximum Range 7000 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 5.09 13.94 33.22 107.73
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill6 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill15 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr1 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 15 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 1 mm of the tank armour including the roof.


 
Bohler HEAT(HEAT)
47mm 2.37Kg 250M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 55mm @ 0mtr/0° ( ≈ 55mm/0°)
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.41 0.84 1.75 3.86 6.45 9.72
Penetration(mm@30°) 55 55 55 55 55 55
Penetration(mm@0°) 55 55 55 55 55 55
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 77 22 3 1

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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