St Chamond Tank
The result of official reaction to Colonel Estienne’s initiative, this tank also was named after its builder. Better armed, with a long 75mm gun, and mechanically much more sophisticated, it was far superior to its ‘rival’. A thermic engine drove a generator which, in turn, supplied current to two electric motors, one for each track. The differential supply allowed the vehicle to be steered. A clever but complicated system which gave rise to operational problems.
Weight :22 tonnes
Engine Power : 90 bhp
Max Road Speed :12 kph over 60 kilometres
Armour :17 mm
Armament :1 x 75mm gun, 1897 model 4 x Hotchkiss 8mm machine-gun
about 300 units built