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(For those who don't read Landships II) the Schneider CD was a heavy artillery tractor built using the chassis of the Schneider CA1 tank.

400 of these tractors were ordered but only 110 were delivered before the Armistice. Deliveries to the French Army stopped after the 200th 

vehicle and a further 130 were sold into the private market. Some of the CDs survived until WW2 and one turned up in a scrapyard in Montpellier

a few years ago. This CD is in private hands and has been partially restored - it made an appearance at Retromobile 2017 in Paris (attached).

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Charlie

 



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Fantastic. A remarkably modern-looking vehicle. There's an article on it in Guerre, Blindés, Matériel, including a photo with about 75 of them in a vehicle park.



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Let's have a challenge... 

There were two flavours of CD one with a simple deck and another with a shorter deck, a capstan built into the drive axle usually with a cable reel on the forward part of the deck.

The attached is the former variety of CD being loaded onto a trailer. On the deck is an assembly with 4 tires - for bragging rights - what is it?

Charlie

 



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Most interesting.  I believe these vehicles were also used by Japan in WW2.



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James H wrote:

Fantastic. A remarkably modern-looking vehicle. There's an article on it in Guerre, Blindés, Matériel, including a photo with about 75 of them in a vehicle park.


James,

Which issue # of GBM?

Wayne 



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The Schneider in No. 86 - 10 pages.

And in No. 87 there's 8 pages on the Renault Porteur.

See if they've got any back numbers at Histoire and Collections.



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James,

Unfortunately they are sold out of #86.  They have #85 (the index says there should be something on the CD there, too), and #87.  I am considering ordering them.  I checked on E-bay, too - no luck.  Any other ideas?

Wayne



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Is the word "scan" going through your mind?



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