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Ansaldo AB Lancia IZM

(Model 1935) Armored Car



Country of Origin/Used by: Italy/Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1935
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 1935 was the same as the IZM Model 1928 but with pneumatic, low-pressure times for use in Somaliland and Italian East Africa. The increase in performance wasn't as much as anticipated, as the weight of the vehicle and the hot climate tended to burst the new tires. Also on four cars, the water-cooled 6.5mm Fiat machine guns were replaced by the Fiat 1914 Tipo Aviazione air-cooled, aircraft machine guns.  Some of these vehicles were used by the Germans in 1943-1944.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Lancia IZM (Model 1935) Armored Car Photos (Italian & German Vehicles) David Haugh - Content Editor
  Lancia IZM (Model 1935) Armored Car Photo Italian Army

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
World War II AFV Plans: Other Axis & Allied Armored Fighting Vehicles George Bradford

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
German Pz.Sp.Wg. 1ZM(i) (Lancia) Model Kit (35008) 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