Fiat “18 P”, army truck, 1914
The Fiat 18 is a military truck made by Fiat Veicoli Industriali, used by the Royal Italian Army during WWI.
Together with the lighter 15, the 18 will be the protagonist of motorizing our army forces and built in the BL, BLR, DC and P (pesante – heavy) versions.
This latter one was the only one powered by the 4-cylinder Fiat 53A, while the other units will be fitted with the Fiat 64 engine.
The Fiat 18 will be also sold in civil version and fitted with bus bodyworks too. The 25 seats coach will be used on many bus routes at the time.