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French Armor Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for French tanks and armored vehicles used from 1931-1945. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Tanks





Light Tank Renault FT-17 - produced 1917-1918
37mm gun or 8mm Hotchkiss machine gun
1,580 available



Light Tank Char D1 - produced 1931-1935
47 mm SA34 gun, 2 7.5 mm Reibel machine guns
160 produced



Light Tank Renault AMR 33 - produced 1933-1935
7.5 mm Mitrailleuse mle 1931 machine gun
123 produced



Light Tank Renault AMC 34 - produced 1934-1935
47 mm SA34 gun, 7.5 mm machine gun
12 produced



Light Tank Renault AMC 35 - produced 1935-1940
47 mm L/32 SA35 gun, 7.5 mm machine gun
57 produced



Light Tank Renault AMR 35 - produced 1936-1939
7.5 mm Reibel machine gun or 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun
167 produced



Light Tank Renault R35 - produced 1936-1940
37 mm SA18 gun, 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine gun
1,540 produced



Light Tank Hotchkiss H35 - produced 1936-1937
37 mm SA18 gun, 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine gun
approximately 400 produced



Light Tank Hotchkiss H38 - produced 1937-1940
37 mm SA38 gun, 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine gun
approximately 800 produced



Light Tank FCM 36 - produced 1938-1939
37 mm L/21 gun, 7.5 mm machine gun
100 produced



Light Tank Renault R40 - produced 1939-1940
37 mm SA38 gun, 7.5 mm MAC31 Reibel machine gun
130 produced



Medium Tank Somua S35 - produced 1935-1940
47 mm SA35 gun, 7.5 mm Mitrailleuse 1931 machine gun
430 produced



Medium Tank Char D2 - produced 1936-1940
47 mm SA34 gun, 2 7.5 mm Reibel machine guns
100 produced



Heavy Tank Char B1 - produced 1935-1940
75 mm ABS SA 35 howitzer, 47 mm SA34 gun, 2 7.5 mm Reibel machine guns
405 produced



Canon de 194 mle GPF - produced 1917-1922
194 mm gun
50 available



Renault 75 BS - produced 1917-1918
Blockhaus Schneider 75mm gun
39 produced



Char 105 mm FH18 B2 - produced 1941-1942
105 mm FH18 L/28 gun
16 produced



Tank Destroyer Renault AMR35 ZT2 - produced 1937-1938
25 mm SARF gun, 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun
10 produced



Tank Destroyer Renault AMR35 ZT3 - produced 1938-1939
25 mm SARF gun, 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun
10 produced


Armored Cars





AMC Schneider P16 Armored Car - produced 1928-1931
37 mm SA 18 gun, 7.5 Reibel machine gun
100 produced



Panhard 178 Armored Car - produced 1937-1940
25 mm SA 35 cannon, 7.5 mm Reibel machine gun
1,143 produced



Laffly W15 TCC Tank Destroyer - produced 1940
47mm SA mle 1937 gun
70 produced


Personnel/Equipment Carriers





Renault UE - produced 1932-1941
unarmed
5,168 produced



Lorraine 37L - produced 1939-1940
unarmed
480 produced