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Italian TOE curiosity : Assault and Landing Battalion (motorized)


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  • 4 weeks later...

Thank you user1000, here's what I did found back then (like 4 weeks ago, man time flies!)



The assault and landing division, adopted in 1941 in anticipation of the intended invasion of Malta, assumed a special organization different from that of an ordinary infantry division. Increased mobility was obtained by the decentralization of heavy support weapons (antitank guns and 81mm mortars) from regimental to battalion control and of light support weapons (machineguns and 45mm mortars from battalion to company control. late 1941 and affected three ordinary infantry divisions. Expanded engineer and assault engineer assets (a battalion of each) as well as a rock climber battalion were added to this type of division for combined operations. The invasion never took place, and the units were used as ordinary infantry. Three divisions were effected. 



The Organization and Order of Battle of Militaries in World War II: Volume ... - Charles D. Pettibone - Google Livres


http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/italianarmy/Order of Battle/slides/Italian Army OB 065.html

Not much on their envisioned operation or op plan though.

I haven't really checked if there's a scenario that puts them on the stand.

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