French FCM f1 1940

French FCM f1 1940 Super Heavy Tank

Before the Germans invaded, the French military had been looking over the border at German tank warfare and decided they needed a newer, larger tank. What they created was a concept finished in wood only,. But the mock up is immense and the concept is really innovational. It’s as much a battleship on wheels as it is a tank. The Char Lourd, or “heavy tank” would have 100 mm of armor plating, and a 90 mm gun, which would have given the French a larger gun than the Germans had even put on their Mark VI Tiger. There was to be a secondary weapon, a 47mm cannon and six machine guns. And no production. The Germans destroyed the factory during the invasion.

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