After the Carro Armato M11/39 had proven inadequate against the contemporary British tanks, the Carro Armato M13/40 was designed. Although equipped with a more powerful gun and thicker armour, in was still inferior to the Allied tanks at the time. While being classified as a medium tank by the Italians, the M13/40 is better compared to the light tanks of the time.
The M13/40 was first used in Greece, and since in North Africa. It was succeeded by the improved Carro Armato M14/41 and Carro Armato M15/42.
|Carro Armato M13/40|
|Armour (max)||42 mm|
|Speed (max)||32 km/h|
|Primary weapon||47 mm Cannone da 47/32 M35 (1)|
|Secondary weapon||8 mm Breda (3)|