From next week I'm shifting from painting 6mm Pyrrhic War Greeks and moving to the early days of the WWII North Africa campaign. So its time for me to start thinking about Italian armour and it just so happens I have seen some up close and personal at the Tank Museum in Bovington. Nothing quite beats seeing the real thing to help when painting.
|M14/41 Italian Medium Tank. It was a slightly improved version of the earlier M 13/40 with a more powerful diesel engine|
|This symbol identifies the tank as the First Tank of the 3rd Platoon in the 2nd Company.|
|Twin 8 mm Breda mod. 38 machine guns in the Hull|
|The Engine deck. The exhaust manifolds glowed red hot when in use, burning off any paint and leaving them open to rusting|