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Saint Chamond Tank (GFR100)

Includes one Saint Chamond tank.

Weighing in at 23 tones, the Saint Chamond was armed with a full size 75mm gun located in the front of the vehicle, with four Hotchkiss machine-guns located on the sides. The eight man crew had to squeeze into the hull of the tank which was only a little bigger than the six-man CA.1. While its power plant could move the vehicle at 12 kph, its extended overhanging front hull tended to drive into the ground leaving the Saint Chamond bogged down in the rough terrain of the front lines. France produced about 400 of the Saint Chamond tanks during the war and used them alongside their other designs until the armistice in 1918.

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From 1917 to 1918 the Char Saint-Chamond participated in 375 different actions, and at the end of the war only 72 of the original 400 were still left in service. Despite design flaws, the French heavy tanks gave good support to the Poilu on the attack.

Designed by Evan Allen 
Painted by Aaron Mathie

The Saint Chamond Tank

The Saint Chamond tank in Great War
Unit cards for the Saint Chamond Tank are contained in the Great War French Unit Card pack (GFR901)…