Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fiat 2000

The first Italian tank.

This tank was often called 'the heaviest World War I tank' but actual FIAT 2000 never actually saw combat in World War I.
Two prototypes sent to Libya to fight guerrilla forces, together with other tanks bought from France, in a special unit, the Tank battery (1° Batteria autonoma carri d'assalto).

In Libya, the FIAT tank proved capable of an average speed of 4 km/h,  so it was useless for the enemy was rapid