Fiat 508 CM

The 508 CM was a four-door military car designed to meet a requirement for a lightweight, inexpensive vehicle with good speed and reasonable cross-country performance. Despite the lack of all-wheel drive, the car did well in the rough terrain of Italian territories and North Africa. The car was produced in large numbers from 1939 to 1945.

The car has room for one driver and three passengers. The car was built as a hardtop or as a convertible with a ragtop. The Type 95 burns 1.1 gallons of gasoline per hour at routine usage. A full tank of petrol costs $1.23.


Subassemblies: Very Small Wheeled chassis +2; four Off-Road Wheels +1.

Powertrain: 23.9-kW Standard gasoline engine with 23.9-kW wheeled drivetrain; 8.2-gallon standard fuel tank; 4,000-kW battery.

Occ.: 1 XCS Body, 3 XPS Body

Cargo: 3 Body


Armor F RL B T U

Body: 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3 2/3

Wheels: 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Size: 11'x4.5'x5' Payload: 0.42 tons Lwt.: 1.17 tons

Volume: 18 Maint.: 412 hours Cost: $236

HT: 12. HPs: 85 Body, 14 each Wheel.

gSpeed: 50 gAccel: 4 gDecel: 10 gMR: 2 gSR: 0.75

Ground Pressure: Moderate. 1/3 Off-Road Speed.


Design Notes:

Design loaded weight was 2,542 lbs.; this was decreased 8% to the historical. The design purchases a 9-gallon fuel tank, but the historical capacity is shown. Design gSpeed was 72 mph; the historical gSpeed is shown (but see the entry on Jeeps on p. W106 about top sustained speeds).



The civilian version was known as the Balilla.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic