Volchefit and Culquaber tanks.
So called "emergency tanks" realized by applying metal plates to farm tractors; realized in Colonia Africa after the start of WWII,when materials were already lacking(around a dozen of them were produced).
These tanks took part in the battle of Gondar(the last engagement of the East African Campaign),where the Italian troops put up a brave last stand.
They were equipped with twin 8mm FIAT machine guns or Schwazlose machine gun, while the max speed was under 10km/h.
AutoBlindo Lancia 1Zm
One of the oldest vechicles used during WWII(it took part in the First World War),the Lancia 1Zm saw action on every Italian conflict until the surrender in Ethiopia.
Some of them even fought on the Balkan front against the partisans of Tito( used by German forces),while other Lancia 1Zm were used in the Chinese colonial town of Tien-Tsin, until it was conquered by the Japanese in 1943.
Equipped with twin 8mm Fiat machine guns,the armor was 6,5mm thick in the front,while in the rear was 2,5mm thick.
The top speed was around 60km/h
The Lancia 1Zm had small openings on every side,to enable the crew(6men) to shoot with their personal weapons.
AutoBlindo SPA AB40/41
The successor of of the obsolete 1Zm,the AB40/41 was considered one of the best armored cars of the conflict by Axis troops and Allied alike and was really appreciated by Rommel's troops.
The Straight-six engine(5000cm3) enable the armored car to exceed 80km/h.
The AB40 was equipped only with three 8mm machine gun and rapidly replaced by the AB41,this time armed with a 20mm Breda cannon plus two 8mm machine guns.
The ultimate version, the AB43 was equipped with an heavier 47mm cannon but since the Italians surrendered in September 1943, it was mainly used by German forces.Around 60 AB43 were produced,ten time less than the AB40/41.
Realized in 1942,after studying captured British Daimler Dingos and therefore was very similar to the British vehicle but unlike the Dingo, the armor was only riveted and lacked bulletproof pneumatics.
Due to the armistice,most of them were only used by German and RSI forces in anti-partisan operations(both in Italy and in the Balkans) and its agility proved to be satisfactory.
FIAT SPA 43 AS42 "Sahariana"
This reconnaisance armored car was specifically designed for the African front and used both by the Italian army and the PAI(colonial police).
It was a pretty fast(top speed around 90km/h) and highly reliable vehicle(range around 800km) even used to perform ambushes,thanks to the low profile.
It could be equipped with 13,2 and 8mm machine guns and even 20 and 47mm cannons.
A limited number of AS42 saw action on the Eastern front and some of them were even used in Normandy by the Heer.