Monday, February 8, 2016

Those French

They contemplated a pretty tank.  Even if potentially ineffectual, it had style

I guess if development had been done with more alacrity and it was fielded in March 1940 it'd be as good as many other possible opponents.  But in WWII you had to developed and produce tanks fast, the technological competition was fierce.

But that thing might have done ok against a Panzer III, even.

1 comment:

Borepatch said...

The Char B1 tank seems to have done pretty well in head-to-head battles in 1940. Its problems were doctrine, being placed at the wrong place at the wrong time. And once the blitzkrieg breakthrough occurred, it probably didn't have the speed or the range to handle the mobile battlefront.

But as a fighting tank, it wasn't bad for the day.