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Museum of the Armored

The Schneider tank

The Schneider tank

First French assault tank, designed by Colonel Estienne, it was built by Schneider. His mission was to open the way for the infantry by crushing the barbed wire and bringing him the support of his arms. A spur in the front and a tail in the back made it easier for him to cross the trenches. The tracked chassis was - as for the Saint Chamond that of an American tractor Holt.

- Weight: 12,5 tons.
- Power: 60 CV.
- Speed: 8 km / h on 80 km.
- Shielding: 11 mm.
- Armament: a 75 mm Schneider gun and two 8 mm Hotchkiss machine guns.
- 400 manufactured copies.