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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse22 Aug 2019 8:07 p.m. PST

"As with many countries, Italian artillery did not develop greatly after the Great War. As a victorious nation, Italy received many guns from Austria-Hungary either as captures or reparations, and these were often very good weapons. A lack of money and industrial capacity further discouraged new developments, but in the 1930s efforts were made to make the artillery use tractors rather than horses, largely involving the upgrading of existing guns with better wheels suitable for mechanised towing at higher speeds. The Cannone da 105/28 Schneider Ansaldo was just such a Great War gun that was still in widespread use when Italy entered the War in 1940. 956 pieces were in service on that day, having already been in action in both Spain and Abyssinia during the 30s, and they were to see plenty more action in Africa, Greece, the Soviet Union and Italy itself…."




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