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Post Info TOPIC: Char Saint Chamond original drawings - Does anyone know if they still exist?


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Hello all,

i am looking for the kit realization of the Char Saint Chamond according to original drawings. Does anyone know if they still exist?

I thank you in advance.

 

Best regards

Andi



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Never heard of any. Saint-Chamond (FAMH) was taken over by Schneider about 1924 and Schneider gradually abandoned all armaments work in the 1950s.

Whether anything has survived from their archives is a moot point. The people on the forum http://pages14-18.mesdiscussions.net (French) may know if there any surviving materials in the French archives.

However, the manuals for the Saint-Chamond tank can be downloaded from the Gallica archive. These have some drawings of the details of the tank. The Gunpower #29 book by Witold Lawrynowicz has a set of drawings of the Saint-Chamond which seem to be pretty reasonable.

Charlie

 



-- Edited by CharlieC on Friday 3rd of November 2017 11:15:20 PM



-- Edited by CharlieC on Friday 3rd of November 2017 11:15:54 PM

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Hello Charlie,

 

many thanks for your response.

 

I'll see if I can find something in the French forum.

I have found the manual some time ago, there are very good drawings included.

The drawings in Gunpower # 29 book are unfortunately not usable, because too inaccurate. There is a book in russian language, there are much better drawings included. But also not 100% correct.

I'll see what else I can find, with the material I have, I could already realize the model. At least outside.

Original drawings would be just the optimum, everything else is a compromise :)

 

Best regards

 

Andi



-- Edited by Renault25V6Turbo on Saturday 4th of November 2017 01:06:17 AM

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The 1:72 cardmodel Saint-Chamonds are pretty accurate Wayne (the designer) and "tanker" did a lot of work

to refine the hull shape - especially around the front where most of the drawings were inaccurate. You can download

the Saint-Chamond model at landships.info.

Regards,

Charlie

 



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Hello Charlie,

thank you for your note regarding the front hull shape of the cardmodel, i downloaded it. Thank you very much at this point to the two creators smile

 

Best regards

 

Andi



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There is a thread on the Landships forum where Wayne and "tanker" sort out the shape and dimensions of the Saint-Chamond tank:

http://www.landships.net/t49352077/cardmodel-172-stchamond-progress/

There may be lots of useful information in this thread.

Regards,

Charlie



-- Edited by CharlieC on Sunday 5th of November 2017 07:14:02 AM

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Hello Charlie,

there are indeed lots of useful information in this thread, thank you smile

 

Best regards

 

Andi



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