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Renault STA SPG machine gun?
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According to the pages on the Renaults SPGs, it states that the STA had an extra Hotchkiss machine gun. I was wondering where would this gun be located on the vehicle. Thanks in advance.



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ljg wrote:

According to the pages on the Renaults SPGs, it states that the STA had an extra Hotchkiss machine gun. I was wondering where would this gun be located on the vehicle. Thanks in advance.


 The text says, to quote:

"Later modifications to the STA SPG included extending the rear platform, adding a folding spade to prevent movement of the vehicle during firing and the addition of a Hotchkiss MG presumably for local defence."

The earlier Renault SPGs didn't have any other armament besides the 75mm, and, as far as I'm aware the STAV only had the 75mm. The STA acquired a Hotchkiss MG as part of the suite of modifications made to the vehicle after initial testing. The mounting seems to have been a fairly simple attachment to a pipe cross member above and in front of the crew platform at the rear of the vehicle. To operate the MG it looks as if the MG gunner would have to stand on the platform created by foldout side plates.

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Thank you!

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