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One tank, one not a tank.

 

A view of the FT-based D-B tank I hadn't seen before. Sorry if not new.Delaunay_tank.jpg

 

And an experimental Gun Carrier by D-B.

Delaunay-Belleville_tractor.jpg

 

Photo from here: https://www.valka.cz/Delaunay-Belleville-obrneny-delostrelecky-nosic-t206646

Apparently, this is in a book by François Vauvillier that I haven't got:  The Encyclopedia of French tanks and Armored vehicles 1914-1940, Histoire & Collections, published in 2014, ISBN: 978-2-35250-322-4



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And some more. Another view of the Delaunay-Belleville gun carrier.

155 C châssis de tir Delaunay-Belleville.jpg

Explanatory notes by our friend Guy François here: https://forum.pages14-18.com/viewtopic.php?t=69418

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Is the Delaunay-Belleville vehicle based on the Renault FT design the D-B entry in the Char de Bataille design competition?

I've seen reference to the D-B char de bataille as based on the FT but didn't think they had actually built the vehicle.

Gen. Guy François notes in the thread on mesdiscussions14-18 that the D-B gun carrier wasn't successful since firing the gun

caused damage to the tracks.

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Charlie

 



-- Edited by CharlieC on Wednesday 5th of June 2019 03:30:26 AM

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Oh, yes. There are 3 or 4 photos of it. I've just re-read your splendid article on the Char B, but this includes more on the Delaunay-Belleville side of things: http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/2016/12/char-b-difficult-beginning.html?m=1

Not to be confused with the 1915 D-B tank design which we talked about a while back:

Delaunay_tank1915.gif



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Thanks for that. The blog article clears it up quite nicely. The Delaunay-Belleville seems to have been a private venture which was built in 1919 before the Char de Bataille project specification was issued in 1921. It would make sense to submit the D-B medium tank design even though it was only an approximate fit to the specification. 

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Charlie

 



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