World War I Use
The Lancia modello IZ started out as a truck that had a fireman's ladder mounted on the rear. These were used by 4"/102 mm units to observe fire.
The Italian units used them against Austria-Hungary in the mountains. Along the Piave, 39 armored cars were used for reconnaissance.
Some armored cars were sent to North Africa in 1917 and used for policing duties.
There were a few that were given to the Albanians.
Spanish Civil War
A few of the Ansaldos were used by the Italians in Spain, but by this time they were very out of date.