Those photos don't do them justice. The L3 is tiny, like an armoured MG Midget. Very brave men indeed to go to war in one
Part of the reason was that they rearmed earlier than other country's, oopsI had read the Italian tanks were thinly armoured and very vulnerable to A/T or artillery. Looking at those photos, you can clearly see that. Musso went to war without the development capability to build modern weapons, nor the industrial capability to build them in sufficient volume.