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Autoblinda AB 41 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Italy, Germany, Croatia and Yugoslavia (some also used by the Free Polish Forces as well)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: SPA/Ansaldo-Fossati
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: (1) 20mm Breda M35 Cannon and (1) Co-Axial 8mm Breda M38 Machine Gun;  Secondary: (1) 8mm Breda MG in real hull.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Water Cooled Gasoline Engine
Miscellaneous Info: The successor to the earlier AB 40, which was almost identical except for the main armament fitted.  Preceded the later and very similar AB 42 (Prototype) and AB 43, which were also fitted with different turrets and improved engines.  The AB 41 was the most numerously produced version of the AB series of armored cars.  A variant was also built for use on railroad tracks (AB 41 Ferrovaria) and a turretless prototype command vehicle was tested as well but was also never fielded. Furthermore, an experimental vehicle was also created mounting a 47mm L/32 Anti-Tank Gun designated the Semovente Da 47/32 su Scafo.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
AB 41 Armored Car Photos US Army via David Haugh - Oregon USA
  AB 41 (left) and AB 42 Prototype (right) Photo Ufficio Storico, Stato Maggiore Esercito via Ralph Riccio - Elverson, Pennsylvania USA
  French (Post War) AB 41 Armored Car Photo David Haugh
  German AB 41 Armored Car Photo David Haugh
  Post WWII Italian AB 41 Armored Car Photo David Haugh
  AB 41 Command Vehicle Prototype Photo David Haugh
  Semovente Da 47/32 su Scafo Photo Bruno Benvenuti via Ralph Riccio
    Semovente Da 47/32 su Scafo Photos US Army via David Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
AB 41 Armored Car Information Colonial Warfare 1890-1975 Website
AB 41 Armored Car Information and Photos Military Drawings Website
AB 41 Armored Car Information and Photos Tanks Encyclopedia Website
AB 41 Armored Car Information and Photos Weapons and Warfare Website
AB 41 Armored Car Information and Pictures WWII Vehicles.Com Website
"FIAT/SPA Autoblinda AB-40/41" By David Haugh Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #2)

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
"Autoblinda 40,41 & Carro Commando M41" - Bellona Military Vehicle Prints - Series 33 Dott. Nicola Pignato
Autoblindo AB 41 & AB 43

(Review by John Prigent - via Missing-Lynx)

Daniele Guglielmi (Progressive Publishing - Poland)
Automezzi da Combattimento Dell'Esercito Italiano: 1912-1990 Dr. Nicola Pignato
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two Nicola Pignato
Italian Tanks and Fighting Vehicles of World War 2

Book Review by Patrick Keenan - Editor
Ralph Riccio
World War II AFV Plans: Other Axis & Allied Armored Fighting Vehicles George Bradford

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (35040) ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (R071) Criel 1/35 Resin.  There are two production runs of this kit.  The first includes just the vehicle kit and the second includes new Libya Sand Tires, a figure and decals.
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (7207) Extratech Accessories 1/72 Resin and Photo-Etch
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (6442)

Review by Terry Ashley - PMMS

Review by Brett Green - Hyperscale

Review by John Prigent via Missing-Lynx

Italeri 1/35 Styrene Plastic
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit with CR.42 LW Aircraft Set (10501) Italeri 1/35 Styrene Plastic.  Also comes with an aircraft kit.
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (6605) Italeri/Supermodel 1/48 Plastic
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (7051) Italeri 1/72 Plastic
Autoblinda AB 40/41 Kit (35002) Warrior Model 1/35 Resin and white metal
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (48021) Wespe Models 1/48 Resin
Autoblinda AB 41 Kit (87024) Wespe Models 1/87 Resin
       
Aftermarket/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
AB 41 Wheel Set (R35-068) Armor Scale 1/35 Resin.  Should be able to be used with AB 43 kits
AB 41 Wheel Set (3080) CMK 1/35 Resin.
Polish Carpathian Lancers (D356046) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 AB-41 Markings Included.
Autoblinda AB 41 Detail Set (35829)

Review by Frank DeSisto via Missing-Lynx

Eduard 1/35 Photo Etched Parts.
AB 41/43 Wheel Set (35046) Hauler 1/35 Resin
AB 41 Armored Car Detail Set (35030) Hauler 1/35 Brass PE set; For Italeri Kit.
AB 41 Armored Car Detail Set (48252) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For Italeri/Supermodel Kit.
AB 41 Libya Sand Wheel Set (35042) Hussar 1/35 Resin
AB 41/43 European Tread Wheel Set (35050) Hussar 1/35 Resin
AB 41 Libya Sand Tire Set (35002) Italian Kits 1/35 Resin
20mm Barrel for AB 41 Armored Car (72) Jordi Rubio 1/35 Aluminum. Should be able to be used with AB 43 kits
AB 41/AS 42 Libya Sand Tires (72314) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin. For Italeri Model Kit
AB 41/AS 42 Artiglio Tires (72315) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin. For Italeri Model Kit.  Should be able to be used with AB 43 kits.
AB 40/AB 43 Conversion Set (72316) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin. For Italeri Model Kit
Autoblinda AB 41/43 Wheel Set (PS35A333) PanzerShop 1/35 Resin. For Italeri Model Kit
AB 41 Armored Car Detail Set (35124) Parts Accessories 1/35 Photo Etched Detail Set for Italeri kit.
AB 41 Armored Libya Tire Set (72404) Retrokit 1/72 Resin; For Italeri Model Kit.
AB 41 Wheel/Tire Set (35277) R&J Models 1/35 Resin. Should be able to be used with AB 43 kits
AB 41 Libya Wheel/Tire Set (35278) R&J Models 1/35 Resin
AB 41 Armored Car Detail Set (463) Royal Model 1/35 Photo Etched Set.  For Italeri kit.
"Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish service" (35D32) Toro Model 1/35 Decals. Markings for AB41 Armored Car, M8 Greyhound and possibly the Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen.
"Captured & Non-Standard Vehicles in Polish service" (48D15) Toro Model 1/48 Decals. Markings for AB41 Armored Car, M8 Greyhound, Kubelwagen & Schwimmwagen.
Autoblinda AB 41/AB 43 Detail Set (35128)

New product info via Armorama

Voyager Model 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.  For Italeri Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
AB-41 Armored Car Model Kit Photos (1/35- Italeri) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA
AB-41 Armored Car Model Kit Photos (1/35- Italeri) Frank Blanton - Richmond, Virginia USA
Photo at Left from IPMS/USA Butch O'Hare Contest - 2009 Patrick Keenan - Editor