The French Hotchkiss H-35 Light Tank

The French Hotchkiss H-35 Light Tank entered production in 1935 and service the following year. It was adopted by both the French Cavalry (300 vehicles) and the Infantry (100 vehicles). It contributed to the defence of France against the German invasion of 1940, but its main gun had trouble defeating German armour. Those captured were used by Germany for security patrols or turrets were removed and mounted on the Atlantic Wall Defences.

The French Hotchkiss H-35 Light Tank Spec’s

Crew: 3
Armament: 37mm Main Gun / 1x 7.5mm MG
Armour: 40mm (max)
Weight: 10.4 tonne
Top Road Speed: 27km/h
Operational Range: 150km
Dimensions: Length 4.22m / Width 1.95m / Height 2.15m
Engine: Hotchkiss 1935, 6cylinder 75hp petrol

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