Char B1 bis

French Medium Tank
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Model comes as two parts; Hull & Turret.

The B1 was an inter-war French medium tank. 

The B1 bis was an upgraded version of the B1 with thicker armour and an upgraded turret and gun.

Between April 1937 and June 1940 some 369 vehicles were delivered. It was armed with a 75 mm ABS SA 35 howitzer in the hull and a 47 mm SA 35 gun in the turret. It also had 2 7.5mm Reibel machine guns.It weighed 28 tonnes and had a crew of four.

After the fall of France the Free French forces continued to use them. The German Army also sued captured versions converting some to flamethrowers, munitions tanks or mechanised artillery.

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