About the Semovente Da 75/18 - Self Propelled Gun:
Based on the German StuG design, the Italian Semovente Da 75/18 was a self-propelled gun primarily deployed in North Africa and Sicily during World War II. Although produced in small numbers, the Semovente had relative success in North Africa against Allied tanks such as the M3 Lee or M4 Sherman. It was also used as indirect, short-range artillery support.
Built on the chassis of the M 14/41 tank, the Semovente suffered from some mechanical and overheating problems along with an extremely cramped crew compartment. Like other Italian armor, it was never produced in large enough quantities to influence the Allied advance. After the surrender of Italy in 1943, Germany seized the remaining Semovente and continued the campaign in Italy.
- Crew: 3
- Range: 143 mi (230 km)
- Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
- Engine: Fiat SPA 8T V8 diesel
- Armament: 75mm main cannon, 44 rounds
- Radio: Marelli RF 1 CA
Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:
The Semovente Da 75/18 - Self Propelled Gun kit comes with the following features
- 360-degree custom-printed minifigure with two facial expressions
- Four opening hatches
- Posable gun and antenna
- Articulated Brickmania Track Links™
- Removable crew compartment for easy access
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.