Fiat Ansaldo L-35 Lf

The “Carro Veloce L.35 Lf“, (lancia fiamme), was the flamethrower variant of the CV.33 tankette. For this purpoise, a long barreled flamethrower was installed in the place of the machine gun, and a two-wheeled armored trailer was towed by the vehicle. This trailer was exclusively designed for this task and contained 500 kg of fuel to fed the flamethrower. There was a variant in which the trailer was replaced by a 60 liters fuel tank mounted above the engine, because driving with the trailer was very complicated on rough terrain. The vehicle entered service in 1929, and even being outdated at that time, provided useful services in the Second Italo-Abyssinian War, in present-day Ethiopia. Later the L-35 Lf participated in the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War, and during the WWII they fought in the 1940-41 North Africa Campaign, in the Eastern Front and Yugoslavia.

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Country of origin



Fiat – Ansaldo


Flamethrower tank

Entered service




Combat weight

3,200 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

3.18 x 1.42 x 1.30 meters (without trailer)

Armour, (maximum)

Steel: 14mm

Power plant

1 x FIAT-SPA CV3 petrol engine, 42 hp


42 km/h


125 km


1 flamethower barrel + 1 x 8mm Breda Model 38 MG


500 liters of flammable liquid on a trailer or 60 liters on external fuel tank