The Armored Group Leoncello (Gruppo Squadroni Corazzato "Leoncello") was formed in September 1944 near Brescia. It was mainly used for anti-partisan duties but in the final days of the war it saw some action against US forces.

Order of battle

HQ (1 x Semovente M43 self-propelled gun, 4 x AB40/41 armored cars)
Tank Squadron M (4 x M13/40, 3 x M15/42 medium tanks)
Tank Squadron L (12 x tankettes)

Sources used

George F. Nafziger - Waffen-SS and other units in World War II
Giuseppe Rocco - L'organizzazione militare della RSI: sul finire della seconda guerra mondiale

Reference material on this unit

Sergio Corbatti & Marco Nava - Come il diamante: Carristi italiani 1943-1945
Paolo Crippa - I Reparti Corazzati della Repubblica Sociale Italiana 1943/1945

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