A.N. submachine gun
In 1917 the Italian Army commissioned
several firms to develop a submachine gun adapted from the Villar Perosa,
along the lines of the FIAT prototype that had been demonstrated the previous
year. One of the entrants into the trials was the "A.N.", which may have
been a design by the Aviazione Navale (the Italian Naval Air Force). It
was tried alongside the FIAT, Beretta, Ansaldo, and Savoia submissions,
but ultimately the Beretta was adopted over the others. The A.N.
submachine gun disappeared into obscurity thereafter.