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Ansaldo AB Lancia IZM

(Model 1928) Armored Car



Country of Origin/Used by: Italy
First Produced/Service Dates: 1928
Manufactured by: Ansaldo AB
Crew: 6
Armament: (3) 6.5 mm machine guns
Engine: (1) Lancia IZ 4-Cylinder, liquid-cooled.
Miscellaneous Info:

The IZM Model 1928 was a further improvement of the basic Lancia IZ from 1916 and the Lancia IZM (Model 1918). External changes included the introduction of high-pressure tires instead of solid rubber and improved lighting with the introduction of two headlights instead of one. Armament was changed from the 8mm Saint Etienne to the then standard, Italian 6.5mm Fiat, Model 1914, water-cooled machine guns. Ammunition storage was also changed to 12,000 rounds of 6.5mm.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Lancia IZM (Model 1928) Armored Car Photos David Haugh - Content Editor

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


Reference Author
A Century of Italian Armored Cars (Roadrunner) Nicola Pignato
Automezzi da Combattimento Dell'Esercito Italiano: 1912-1990 Dr. Nicola Pignato
Bellona Military Vehicle Prints, Series 36 Dr. Nicola Pignato
Captured Armored Cars and Other Vehicles In Wehrmacht Service in World War 2 Werner Regenberg
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 IZM Autoblinda Model Kit (35004) Copper State Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Lancia IZM Armored Car Model Kit Criel Model 1/35 Resin
Lancia IZ/IZM Armored Car Kit (72016) Mr. Panzer (Italy) 1/72 Resin.
Lancia IZM Armored Car Model Kit

Review by Jeff Larkin

Retrokit 1/72 Resin; Also can be made into a Model 1935 used by the Germans.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Lancia IZM Police Armoured Car Model Kit Photos (1/35 Copper State Models) Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada