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"Lastkraftwagen 6,5 t Alpha (i) Typ 800 R.E."


Alfa Romeo 800, 6.5-ton, 4x2, Heavy truck
The Alpha 800 R.E. heavy diesel truck, produced between 1940 and 1943, initially served only in the Italian Army ("Regio Esercito"), mainly in North Africa, Russia and occupied France.
After September 8, 1943, the Italian surrender, the Germans captured and deployed many trucks under the designation Lastkraftwagen 6,5 t Alpha (i) Typ 800 R.E., in Italy and abroad.
The Alfa trucks of the war age were easy recognizable thru their cab-over-engine design.
It existed also a similar medium version called Alpha 430 that could be distinguished from the 800 R.E thru the smaller dimensions, the inferior capacity and the divided front bumper..

Left : Insterburg, East Prussia, Early 1945
Abandoned Alfa captured by the Red Army


In service with the Regio Esercito


Special Thanks to Mr. Lorenzo Tonioli, Italy for providing additional information

Alpino of the ill-fated "CSIR" (Italian Expedition Corps in Russia), Upper Don, Winter 1942/43

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