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Italy's Autovettura Fiat 508 C.M., Fiat 1100 Torpedo Militare car

Design

Based on experience in Eastern Africa a specification from the Ispettorata della Motorizzazione for a staff car that could travel over rough terrain was put out.1,2

Production

  • Autovettura Fiat 508 C.M.:
    • Manufacturer: Fiat1,2
    • Production: 1939 - 19451,2

Variants

  • Autovettura Fiat 508 C.M.:
  • Modello 1100 Col.: Modified for use over sand.1

Specifications

  Autovettura Fiat 508 C.M.
Crew 12
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 2,343 lb2, 2,348 lb1
1,065 kg1,2
Length 11'1,2
3.35 m1,2
Height 5' 2"1,2
1.57 m1,2
Width 4' 6"1,2
1.37 m1,2
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Wheelbase 7' 5"1
2.26 m1
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Fiat 108C1,2
Cylinders 41,2
Cooling  
Net HP 321,2
Transmission (Type) 4 forward, 1 reverse1,2
Fuel (Type) Gasoline1,2
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 50 mph2
80 kph2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 250 miles2
400 km2
Turning Radius  
Fording depth 1' 6"2
0.45 m2
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 21
Tires 5.00x181

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  2. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site