After the successful campaign against the Senussi, Italian troops guarding the frontier knew a lot about fighting in the deep desert. What’s more is that the Italians began building modern roads to supply the remote outposts as well as airfields to fly in supplies and operate air patrols. Finally, this also gave them the opportunity to chart accurate maps of the deep desert.five one-piece resin AS37 Trucks with crew & weapons options.
Roving the desert between these remote outposts were several Autosahariana patrols. These patrols consisted of armed all-terrain trucks and operated as mobile reserves. They were unique in that they could rely on air support, as each company had a flying section attached to it. In fact each patrol was under the command of an officer from the air force to increase cooperation. Armed with both mobile troops and air support, an Autosahariana was ideally suited for desert defense.
If a threat appeared in the desert, the forts could rely on the Autosahariana columns to reinforce their position and chase away the enemy. The Italian forces in the deep desert were, in many ways, more prepared for the upcoming war than their comrades along the Mediterranean coastline!