There has been a previous reference in Tactical and Technical Trends (No. 25, p. 48) to
the Semovente (self-propelled) 90/53* gun. Further information on this
Semovente 90/53 (3.54-inch) self-propelled AA/AT gun has been received.
On the basis of the present report, it appears that this gun is mounted on
the rear of a turretless 14-ton, Model 14/41 tank chassis. In order to accommodate
the gun, it would appear that the normal positions of the engine and transmission
in the hull have been rearranged. The engine, normally in the rear, seems to have
been moved forward to the center of the hull, access being provided by
two doors in the superstructure roof. There is probably room for one member of
the crew besides the driver in front of the engine. It would seem that the engine
is overloaded, so that the vehicle is slower and less maneuverable than the M 14/41
tank. The speed probably does not exceed 12 mph. Presumably the 125-hp Diesel
engine of the M 14/41 tank is retained.
*Caliber 90 mm, length of bore 53 calibers.