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Hello everyone.

I am trying to work out how many of each type or batch of St Chamond tank were made. If you have any books or mags with clear photos, what I am looking

for is the serial number of the tank, and what batch it is.

The number can be 5 digit, like 52456 located lower front or lower rear hull, or a 3 digit like 706 on the upper side. The batch can be identified as follows:

1st batch: flat roof, 2 cylindrical cupolas front, one rear.  (e.g. 52456)

2nd batch: As for 1st, but with extra cupola/ventilator between front cupolas. (possibly 521)

3rd batch initial: sloped roof, no cupolas, TR gun (short barrel with long recuperator) 

3rd batch later: sloped roof, no cupolas, m1897 "75" field gun. (687, 722)

4th batch: sloped roof, square driver's cupola. (706, 731, 732, 746, 748)

 

Please don't steer me to google images, I think I have seen the lot. I don't need scans or links, just the number if readable, and batch. When I collate all this I will share it here.

You are welcome to post here or email me,  gaztank61@gmail.com

Any additional info appreciated. Thanks,

Gary Zimmer

 



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User "tanker", who does look in on this forum, has published a list of Saint-Chamond tank numbers - this is his list (serious praise due for his effort)

https://forum.pages14-18.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=52927&start=0 (use Google Translate)

Bottom line

Tanks from 62400 to 455 weren't equipped with a gun - used for training and supply

From 62456 to 62615 had the Saint-Chamond 75mm gun

From 62616 to 62800 had the 75mm Mle 1897 gun

3 digit numbers are the manufacturer's (FAMH) number - the tanks were allocated a 62xxx on official acceptance.

There weren't batches of Saint-Chamond tanks - the French manufacturing system didn't work that way. There was an evolution of

roof styles and cupolas during the production run.

Regards,

Charlie

Later - this thread might be helpful as well:

https://forum.pages14-18.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=52759&start=0

 

 

 



-- Edited by CharlieC on Sunday 13th of October 2019 11:01:47 PM



-- Edited by CharlieC on Monday 14th of October 2019 12:02:09 AM

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Thanks Charlie. I will follow this up. Gary

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