The L3/33, originally designated Carro Veloce CV-33, was an Italian tankette. Originally designed by Fiat in 1933, it was based on the British Carden Loyd Mark VI tankette, which had been imported by Italy.
Despite its single machine gun and weak, riveted armour, the Carro Armato L3/33 was used by the Italian army on all fronts during World War II.
The armour and armament was improved in the L3/35. A number of L3/33's were also upgraded, and re-named L3/35 as well. In addition, a flame-thrower version was build, the L3 Lf, which dragged its 500 litre ammunition canister in a trailer behind it.
|Armour (range)||6-12 mm|
|Speed (max)||42 km/h|
|Primary weapon||6.5 mm machine gun (1)|