ARL TRACTEUR C 1940 french super heavy tank

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ARL TRACTEUR C 1940 french super heavy tank

In 1939/1940, ARL, AMX and FCM were planning and manufacturing a super heavy tank to replace the old and surpassed Char 2C. The ARL proposal was a 145ton multiturret heavy tank armed with two guns mounted in two turrets. The main armament was a 90mm modele 1939, secondary was a 47mm SA35 mounted in a small turret. This tank was heavy armored (for that time), front armor was sloped and 120mm thick. The ARL project of heavy tank was a truly beast. The ARL factories were captured by Germans and Nazies found the unfinished tank, an enormous hull with an giant turret armed with the 90mm 1939 gun. The tracks were protected by thick side skirts and the chassis was overall welded or cast (no rivetted). The fate of this super heavy tank is unknown, maybe it was scrapped and steel was recycled.

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http://www.chars-francais.net/2015/index.php/engins-blindes/chars?task=view&id=1643

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Nel 1939/1940, ARL, AMX e FCM stavano progettando e fabbricando un carro armato super-pesante per sostituire il vecchio e superato Char 2C. La proposta ARL era di un carro armato da 145 tonnellate multi torretta e armato con due cannoni montate su due altrettante torrette. L’armamento principale era un 90 millimetri modele 1939, mentre il secondario un SA35 da 47 millimetri montato in una piccola torretta. Questo carro era anche pesantemente corazzato (per l’epoca), la corazza anteriore era inclinata e spessa 120 millimetri. Il progetto ARL di carro pesante era un vero leviatano. Le fabbriche ARL furono catturate dai tedeschi e nazisti trovarono il carro incompleto, uno scafo enorme, con una torretta gigante armata di 90mm 1939. I cingoli erano protetti da spesse paratie laterali e il telaio venne generalmente prodotto tramite saldatura o pressofusione (senza bullonatura). Il destino di questo carro super-pesante è sconosciuto, forse venne demolito e l’acciaio riciclato.

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