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and is no longer available.List price: $53.00You pay: $38.19(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Italeri ModelsStock Number: ITL 6442Scale: 1/35View all products of type "AB 40/1/2/3"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Officially presented at the opening of FIAT's Mirafiori plant in May 1939, the AB 40 was, at the time, something of a cutting-edge vehicle. Thanks to innovative solutions such as double drive and spare wheels mounted as neutral to help get over obstacles, it was a match for any foreign rival in the same class. The AB 41 version, introduced in 1941, included several improvements, yet its main weapon (a 20 mm Breda 35 cannon) remained the same. Capable of over 70 Kph on the road and nearly 40 Kph off road (twice that of other vehicles in the Regio Esercito), it proved effective in combat despite the defects caused by use of poor materials in the armour and the complex 4-wheel steering system. It was later replaced by the improved AB 43 version; a total of around 450 AB41s were built.