Fiat-Ansaldo M13/40 tanks of the VII Battaglione, 32 Reggimento Carri, Ariete Armored Division just before the Axis advance on El-Agheila. After the Italian Tenth Army was destroyed in Operation Compass (December 8, 1940-March 21, 1941) General Erwin Rommel and the units known as the Afrika Korps were sent to North Africa.
Italian FIAT M11/39 Classed as a medium tank by the Italians, in reality it was closer to an allied light tank being poorly armoured and armed, it was soon outclassed in all theaters being replaced by the M13/40. It's highpoint being the Italian invasion of British Somaliland were it was successfull until the arrival of the heavier British Matilda. #worldwar2 #tanks