Info needed on Italian-German co-operation in armaments

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  1. Civettone

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    Hi guys

    I posted this on the aviation sub-forum, but I think it is better to ask here.

    would any of you have some info concerning German-Italian cooperation in armaments design/production ? We all know how the Italians licence produceded German DB's and how they purchased Mauser cannons, Pak 97/38s and a number of Stukas and 109s. But is there more? What about German tank, artillery or naval technology, radar, radios, etc ? What about the industrial cooperation?

    Just the same, I am also looking for the stuff which went the other way. What did the Italians deliver the Germans during the war (until 1943) ? Was there any technological cooperation or coordination of armaments, industry, technology?

    After 1943 Germany took over the Italian armaments and and also the armaments industry. But that is a different story. I am more thinking about pre-Armistice.

    I hope some of you might have some info on this!

    Kris
     
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    I think the most lasting thing that came out of Italy from World War 2 was camouflage, the Germans certainly adopted Italian camouflage during the war but I'm not sure if it was before the armistice or after, I think it was before the armistice. Italians may also of had an influence on small submarines and torpedo boats but again I can't remember much.
     
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    Camouflage?? Amazing, would never have thought about that !

    And yeah, the motorboats and manned torpedoes were definitely an influence.

    Thanks !
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    Yes that kind of modern looking patchy three coloured camouflage you often see WW2 German soldiers dressed in was Italian.
     
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