STORMO! X

Welcome to STORMO!
The Online Magazine of the Regia Aeronautica and the
Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana




REGIO ESERCITO


* All items are shipped via Air (International) and will be received in 5-10 business days
* Please note postage may only cover Surface Delivery charges for South America, Australia and the Orient, requiring up to 4-6 weeks
* For alternative methods of shipping click s...@stormomagazine.com
* Paypal, Checks and Money Orders Accepted:


* NOW ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. Click here to learn more:








Carro Armato P.40, 1/35 - IT6476

The P40 (P=Pesante (Heavy)) tank, with its powerful 75/34 (75mm, 34 caliber) cannon installed on a rotating turret and 26 ton weight, was the heaviest tank produced for the Italian Army during World War II. The tank featured some innovative characteristics for the time such as angled front and side main body armor plates. It had a good top speed of approximately 40 km/h (25 mph) and was powered by a 420hp V12 gasoline engine. Design of this machine began in 1940 however development was delayed because of powerplant selection and availbility. The P40 was the contemporary of the Sherman and the PzKpfw IV. In 1943, the first version of the P40 was ready for production (in line with the original plans for the Italian entry into WWII). However, with the armistice and the German occupation of Northern Italy, all P40s were seized by the German Army. About three dozen were used as stationay pillboxes along the Gothic line without engines due to supply difficulties from the struggling Italian war industry (due to a lack of raw materials). The P40 equipped elements of three divisons of the German Army on the Yugoslavian front and others were used in Austria against the Soviet Army in limited actions. The P40 together with the heavier Semoventes (105mm Basotto) were to re-equip the Ariete II armored division and was to operate alongside the Centuaro division equipped with an Italian built PzKpfw V Panther-D tanks and Stugs. The end of hostilities put an end to the program.

Kit features detailed exterior, sectional track, separate hull and engine compartment hatches, optional metal or plastic gun barrel, separate on-vehicle equipment and photo-etch parts. Also includes a 39 page Photographic Reference manual which contains a brief vehicle history with 90 photos and 9 color drawings.

Decals and painting reference for 4 tanks:
1) Ansaldo works, Genoa, end of 1943
2) Panzer-Kompanie, 24, Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjajer) Elite troops, 1st platoon, Friuli region, April 1945
3) Oikuzeu-Panzer Kompanie, Novara, April 1945
4) Panzer-Ausbildings-Abteilung Sud, P40 Platoon, Lonigo, summer 1944.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $49.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $49.99






Carro Armato (Light tank) L6/40, 1/35 - IT6469

The prototype of the L6/40 was completed in 1938 and was intended for export but was put to use by the Regio Esercito as a replacement for the L3/33 (machine gun carrier). In the following year the production model was ready. The hull was based on the L3/33 and was powered by a SPA 18D 70hp diesel engine, that it gave a top speed of 42Km/h. Armament consisted of a 20mm Breda canon together with a coaxial machine-gun. Protection varied from 8mm to 30mm. This light tank was employed in Africa, Russia, the Balkans and Italy; many were captured by the Germans after the Italian Armistice, and employed directly or supplied to the Republic Sociale Italiana (RSI).

Features detailed exterior, individual link and length type tracks (81 parts). Brass PE fret for hatch hinges and a muffler shield (13 parts).

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $39.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $39.99




Semovente da 75/18 M40, 1/35 - IT6214

The Semovente da 75/18 M40 was an Italian Assault vehicle first used at the end of 1941 in North Africa. The Semovente was a stop gap vehicle until the P.40 Heavy tanks were available. The Semovente's effective 75mm gun could fire armor piercing rounds as well as high explosives and HESH rounds and gave the British a nasty surprise when it first appeared. The vehicle's 75mm gun could penetrate the armor of Grants and Shermans employed by the British 7th Armored division. The vehicle was well liked by its crews and continued in production after WWII.

This is a classic kit of the Semovente da 75/18 M40. Fine structured surfaces, includes figures and rubber tracks.

Markins for 4 different assault vechiles:
El Alamein August/November 1942;
Tunsia 1943;
Rome/October 1943;
Rome/September 1943.

Related Items:
1. Squadron Signal Books - Italian Armored Vehicles of WW II - SS6089
2. Royal Model - SPG M40 75/18 Update Set - 1/35 - RR0204

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $21.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $21.99




Autoblinda AB 40, 1/35 - IT6482

Italian WWII era 4x4 armored car kit. Highly succesfully and popular armored car used by both the Italians and Germans.

Decals and painting guide for 3 vehicles:
Italian Army,North Africa, 1941
German Army, Italy 1944

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $48.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $48.99




Lancia Autocannone 3RO, 1/72 - IT7508

Autocannone 3RO with 90/53 AA Gun. WWII era Lancia 6.5-ton heavy cargo truck with 9cm anti-aircraft mount - featuring 'Alzo Zero' wargame suitable 'Fast Assembly' construction. Kit has simplified curbside chassis, basic cab interior, frame with circular gun base and stabilizers and gun with shield (weapon is adjustable in azimuth and elevation). Also includes 8 Italian troops molded in soft plastic and posed servicing the gun. Decals and painting suggestions for 2 vehicles: Regio Esercito, unknown unit, Sicily, July 1943 and Regio Esercito, 131st Armored Division 'Centauro', Tunisia, 1943.

Often confused with the German 88mm AT/AA gun in North Africa, this guns perfomance was equivalent to the German weapon and wrecked havoc in the AT role.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/72 $22.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/72 $22.99




Italian 90/53 Gun with Crew, 1/72 - IT6122

Often confused with the German 88mm AT/AA gun in North Africa, this guns perfomance was equivalent to the German weapon and wrecked havoc in the AT role.

WWII Italian Cannone da 90/53 anti-aircraft/anti-tank gun, model 41P static emplacement kit. Features detailed gun, pivot carriage and cruciform platform, plus 8 soft plastic figures posed servicing their weapon.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/72 $11.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/72 $11.99




Horse Drawn Breda, 1/35 - IT6464

WWII era Italian 20 mm dual purpose anti-aircraft gun and light anti-tank weapon. Kit has detailed gun, carriage with training mechanisms, choice of 2 types of sight, optional configuration base - tripod extended in firing position or stowed for towing. Also includes very reluctant pack mule, harness traces, plastic card (to be cut into strips for harness components), and 2 Italian artillerists with separately molded equipment and weapons - posed moving the weapon (one pulling mule's bridle and 1 pushing against the transport wheel).

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $17.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $17.99




Carro Armato M13/40 - IT6213

The M 13/40 medium tank entered into service with the Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito) in 1940, replacing previous models which were judged to have inadequate armament and armour plates in comparison to the English tanks met in North Africa at the beginning of the conflict. The M 13 was the first tank of Italian design with a turret mounting an effective 47 mm calibre gun. The tank was used until 1943 and although it was out classed by the end of the conflict, the tank did play critical roles in supporting Rommel's Afrika Korps such as the battles at Bir el Gobi, Bir Hachemim and many other battles in the North African campaign. The tank was used in the three armoured units of the RE, Ariete, Littorio, Centauro as well as the motorized divisons Trieste and Trento.

This is a classic kit, much superior to the Tamiya offering. The kit features detailed injection molded plastic, highly detailed hull and chassis, one figure, rubber tracks.

Decals for 2 tanks:
Version C - Regio Esercito, Ariete, North Africa, 1942
Version D - Royal Australian Army, unknown unit, Lybia, 1942

Related Items:
1. Squadron Signal Books - Italian Medium Tanks - SS2039

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $24.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $24.99






Autoblinda AB 40 Ferroviaria - 6456

The AB 40 armoured car was designed for the Royal Italian Army (Regia Esercito) in the late 1930s, to replace the old Lancia models. The vehicle was innovative at the time, being a four-wheel drive with separate suspensions and two driving positions. The armoured car was fitted with two 8mm machine guns in the turret and another in the rear of the hull, but was only built in small numbers for evaluation purposes, as development of the more sophisticated AB 41 was already underway. A few of the models were turned into tracked patrol vehicles as the wheels could be replaced with rail wheels and relative braking systems. These vehicles were used in Yugoslavia by the Italian Armed forces and, later, by the Germans. Using rail mounts improved the overall vehicles efficency significantly, allowing the vehicle to perform extremly long-distance reconnassince missions.

Markings for 4 vehicles + color instruction manual. Includes rail tracks.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $29.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $29.99




ABM 41/42 w/47/32 AT Gun 1/35 - 6455

The model 42 Desert Vehicle was developed for the Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito) and was based on the chassis of the AB 41 armoured fighting vehicle. Over the course of operations on the African front, the need arose for a reconnaissance vehicle specially adapted to the desert conditions, where driving off-road required particular design features (large size tyres at low pressure, height from the ground, extensive autonomy) that were not present on vehciles then available. Design engineers eliminated the dual running direction typical of the AB 41 and the four-wheel drive. The vehicle was produced in two armament configurations: one with 20 mm canon and the other with 47/32 anti-tank weapon. Several dozen of these vehicles were produced. Following the loss of the North African colonies, the remaining AS 42s were re-deployed to the Italian mainland for the final defence. Following the end of WWII remaining vehciles were used by police forces until the 1950s.

Markings for 3 vehicles + color instruction manual. Includes resin cast pieces, rubber tires and photo etch parts. Three markings include options:

Regio Esercito, 123a Compagnia Arditi Camionettisti, Rome September 1943
Regio Esercito, 113a Compagnia Arditi Camionettisti, Sicily July 1943
Regio Esercito, Raggrupamento Sahariano, Tunisia 1943

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $32.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $32.99




Autoblinda AB 43 1/35 - 6451

The AB 43 armoured car evolved from the previous successful AB 40 and 41 models. Equipped with a larger turret, its main weapon was the newer and more effective 20mm calibre Breda 35, with a co-axial 8MM machine gun. Unfortunately the AB 43 never entered into service with the Regio Esercito since production commenced in 1944 under control of the Germans who had occupied the Italian Northern industry following the armistice in September 1943. These vehicles were distributed to many German units operating in Italy and neighboring states. These very useful armoued vehciles were used for antipartisan operations. The few examples that survived WWII were used by the postwar Italian police forces to maintain public order after the war.

Markings for 3 vehicles (2 German + 1 postwar Italian) + color instruction manual. Includes resin cast pieces, rubber tires and photo etch parts.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $29.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $29.99




Autoblinda AB 41 1/35 - 6442

Officially presented at the opening of FIAT's Mirafiori plant in May 1939, the AB 40 was at the time, a cutting-edge vehicle. Thanks to numerous innovations such as double drive and spare wheels mounted in the neutral position to help get over obstacles, it was a match for any foreign vehicle in the same class. The AB 41 version, introduced in 1941, included several improvements, though its main weapon (a 20 mm Breda 35 cannon) remained the same. Capable of over 70 kph on the road and nearly 40 kph off road (twice that of any other vehicle in the Regio Esercito), it proved effective in combat. It was later replaced by the improved AB 43 version; a total of around 450 AB41s were built.

Markings for 4 vehicles + color instruction manual.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $29.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $29.99




Camionetta AS 42 Sahariana 1/35 - 6452

The model 42 Desert Vehicle was developed for the Royal Italian Army (Regio Esercito) and was based on the chassis of the AB 41 armoured fighting vehicle. Over the course of operations on the African front, the need arose for a reconnaissance vehicle specially adapted to the desert conditions, where driving off-road required particular design features (large size tyres at low pressure, height from the ground, extensive autonomy) that were not present on vehciles then available. Design engineers eliminated the dual running direction typical of the AB 41 and the four-wheel drive. The vehicle was produced in two armament configurations: one with 20 mm canon and the other with 47/32 anti-tank weapon. Several dozen of these vehicles were produced. Following the lose of the North African colonies, the remaining AS 42s were re-deployed to the Italian mainland for the final defence. Following the end of WWII remaining vehciles were used by police forces until the 1950s.

Markings for 2 vehicles + color instruction manual. Includes resin cast pieces, rubber tires and photo etch parts.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/35 $39.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/35 $39.99




Semovente 75/18 M40-M41 (1/72 Scale) - 7045

The Semovente M40 was an Italian self-propelled gun based on the Carro Armato M 13/40 Tank. It was much more useful due to the performance of it's 75mm gun which gave it an advantage over most Allied Armour. The M41 was the same vehicle with a more powerful diesel engine.

Markings for 4 vehicles (3 Italian + 1 German) + color instruction manual.

Shipping Location Scale Price CAD
CANADA US 1/72 $10.99
INTERNATIONAL 1/72 $10.99






 
STORMO! © 2005-

Please contact me with any questions or suggestions
webm...@stormomagazine.com