The French Char D’ Assault St Chamond

The French Char D’ Assault St Chamond

Unlike the Schneider Char D’, The French Char D’ Assault St Chamond (named after the French town the vehicle was built in) the vehicle had a long front and rear, which the tracks didn’t extend along, so when it first went in to action in May 1917 it found itself stuck across the first German trench it reached and tried to breach! By the time of the armistice, only 72 of the original 400 built were in service.

The French Char D’ Assault St Chamond Spec’s

Crew: 9
Armament: x1 75mm main gun and x4 8mm MG
Armour: 17mm (max)
Weight: 22.64 tonne
Top Road Speed: 12km/h
Operational Range: 60km
Dimensions: Length 8.83m / Width 2.67m / Height 2.36m
Engine: Panhard 4-cylinder 90hp petrol

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