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Bonjour,No, and I have already said it to Black Lion's team.Teddy is from Group AS 31. Numbers and letters are not in the same size : A 31 S (all in white)The Ace is black and the name Teddy, only on the right side is in two colors. I don't know the inner color.There is an other model of "Teddy". This other drawing is different an only in white. I don't know which is the first one. There is different camouflages of this tank, and it's probably for this reason that we can found two models of "teddy".The tank number "62477" (in white) is only on rear, back of the left side.The bear on the right side (in white) is a lying bear readdy to jump."D'Artagnan" was from Groupe AS 37 (As de Carreau 3 - tank number unknown) "Risque-Tout" was from Groupe AS 39 (As de Coeur 3 - n° 62655)These two tanks are not flat roof models. It was not a good markings for a St Chamond M1.Only Teddy and Yette can be used for a flat roof St Chamond M1."Yette" was from Groupe AS 31 (As de Coeur 3 - n° 62481)The two interlaced letters (A and S) were only used by St Chamond from Groupement n° XI (Groupe AS 32, AS 34 and AS 36)Ace in color were used on Renault FT only after the war. Any first world military document speak of color for aces on Renault. My opinion is that, during First World War, these aces are only in black on white forms (square, circle and triangle).In a same Artillerie Spéciale Group (for Schneider and St Chamond), there is a lot of differents in tank's markings that it's only with photos that it's possible to be sure about a specific marking.Bonne maquette - Michel
Again, thank you Michel, what do you think of this picture?
Bonjour,This St Chamond M1 is the number 62525 from Groupe AS 39. It was the 2th tank from 2th battery (AsCo2).Here is a good view from gun muzzle.The two plates were not on the St Chamond wheeled gun (75 mm St Chamond L12 CTR)Michel