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French Tank Drawings

Discussion in 'Military Vehicles Used During WWII' started by von Poop, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Doubling from 2T:

    French official portal. Seems to be an Army remembrance site.
    Dozens of older/experimental tank Drawings published.
    Markings, R35, Panther, M4 etc. etc.
    Some very interesting drawings that look like work on upgrading Panther & (maybe) Sherman postwar.

    Worth a look.

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  2. Takao

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    Nice find.

    Going to have to peruse this one later at home.
     
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    Well, I am a sucker for drawings, especially military. I, too, need to go over these. Did not the French " inherent" a 100 or so Panthers and put them into service. I wonder what , if any, modifications were done.....Some of these may have been prototypes. .
     
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    The French Panthers have always intrigued me, Gaines. (Hence this old thread on 2T: French Panthers & Spanish '88's )
    They are after all the people who assessed its gearbox as only good for 150km between rebuilds.
    Sadly, info on them is still somewhat scattered & sketchy, so even the basic drawings here are quite satisfying to see.
    Things like the up-armoured and very Panther-like ''Char de superiorité' & what looks like a 120mm Jagdpanther are even quite exciting.

    The drawing viewer is a little clunky, so am going to have to do a little work to get the postwar Panther stuff a bit clearer in my head
     

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