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Ansaldo AB Lancia IZ

(Model 1916) Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Italy
First Produced/Service Dates: 1916
Manufactured by: Ansaldo AB
Crew: 6
Armament: Turret: (3) 7.92mm machine guns.
Engine: 4-Cylinder Water-cooled Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: Built by Ansaldo of Italy starting in 1916, but more commonly known as the Lancia IZ, this was the most common of the early Italian armored cars. Having had good results with the early car, another production run of a slightly modified version (the Lancia IZM) or model 1918 was delivered before the end of WWI and continued in use up through the middle of WWII.  The major difference between the IZ and IZM was that the IZ had a top turret on the main MG turret, whereas the IZM did not.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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Lancia IZ (Model 1916) Armored Car Photos David Haugh - Content Editor

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A Century of Italian Armored Cars (Roadrunner) Nicola Pignato
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Automezzi da Combattimento Dell'Esercito Italiano: 1912-1990 Dr. Nicola Pignato
Bellona Military Vehicle Prints, Series 36 Dr. Nicola Pignato
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two (Squadron-Signal Publications) Nicola Pignato
Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars: 1911-45 (Osprey Publishing) Filippo Cappellano & Pier Paolo Battistelli
Italian Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War 2

Book Review by Patrick Keenan - Editor
Ralph Riccio

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Lancia IZ/IZM Armored Car Kit (72016) Mr. Panzer (Italy) 1/72 Resin.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

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