Recognition of old AFVs

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Condottiere, Jan 15, 2014.

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  1. Condottiere

    Condottiere LE

    Not sure whether this area or the military history one is the correct forum, but I just saw this picture pasted in a WW2 story to which it appeared completely unrelated.

    Can anyone identify these vehicles?

  2. L3/33 tankettes in the front I reckon, not sure on the armoured cars at the back though
  3. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Looks a bit Froggie.
  4. Munter Hunter

    Munter Hunter LE

  5. Condottiere

    Condottiere LE

    If so then a mix of Italian tankettes and Austrian armoured cars. What could the unit be? What nation? Where?
  6. bokkatankie

    bokkatankie LE

    L3/33 were purchased by Austria prior to WW2, so my guess is Austrian Army unit:

    [TABLE="class: infobox vcard, width: 315"]
    [TH]In service[/TH]
    [TD]from 1933[/TD]
    [TH]Used by[/TH]
    [TD]Italy, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, China,Croatia, Hungary, Nationalist Spain,Nicaragua, Iraq, and others[/TD]
  7. angular

    angular LE

    The mix of tankettes and Steyrs indicates an Austrian unit, pre-Anschluss.
  8. Condottiere

    Condottiere LE

    Many thanks for the informed replies and comments.
  9. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Moved to a more suitable location because it will attract more interest, deservedly so, thanks and I left a redirect!
  10. Condottiere

    Condottiere LE

    My thanks to Ugly
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  11. Goldbricker

    Goldbricker LE

    Makes sense since the tankettes are armed with Schwarlose MG M.07/12's instead of bredas
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