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Came across a reference to this company, which is based in a place called Creil. The source said that it made turrets for the FT, which is news to me. Then I found this quote from Michel (Tanker): "Pour les curieux, les chassis de FT, montés à l'usine Billancourt, étaient fabriqués à l'usine Daydé de Creile t les toles, pas l'usine Fichet (aussi de Creil)."

Fichet obviously played some part, but I'm not sure what. I find some of the info a bit ambiguous. Anybody help?

Fichet, btw, are still in existence. They make safes.



-- Edited by James H on Monday 4th of June 2018 11:56:58 AM

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Bonjour James,

In Creil, Fichet built " les carcasses de char léger". 14 per day in March 1918.

In Daydé factory were built "les carcasses de Schneider Ca3", used for Schneider CD, when Ca3 and Ca4 program was stopped.

390 "carcasses" were built on March 2, 1918.

SHD Châtellerault - Carton Le Creusot n° 11

Bonne soirée - Michel



-- Edited by Tanker on Monday 4th of June 2018 04:01:59 PM

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A number of safe manufacturers in Britain were involved in tank manufacture during the Great War, particularly the machining of armour plate.

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Thank you, gentlemen, both.



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Our FT turret is Fichet.  They had a contract for the polygonal turrets.  They became Fichet Bauche in 1967.  Spoke to them when we were restoring the FT but not interested.



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