FIAT-SPA TL.37: Italian military artillery tractor

The tractor was chosen for the Royal Italian Army in 1938 as the result of a design competition between SPA and Breda Meccanica Bresciana for a light artillery tractor. It was subsequently used during World War 2 by all the Italian forces and was bought by Hungary. After the Italian Armistice in 1943, it continued to be used by German forces. Post–war, it was in service until 1948 with the Italian Navy.

The vehicle was notable for having four-wheel steering, that enabled it to have a 4.5-metre (15 ft) turning circle. It was able to pull artillery pieces of 75mm and 100mm. It was also able to climb a 40-degree slope.

Made in Italy in 1942

Production: 200

Engine: 4 cylinders

Power: 53 HP

Maximal speed: 39 km/h

Weight: 3560 kg

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