Char B1bis

WWII Char B1bis French Medium Tank

The Char B1 was a French heavy tank manufactured before World War II.
The Char B1 was a specialized break-through vehicle, originally conceived as a self-propelled gun with a 75 mm howitzer in the hull; later a 47 mm gun in a turret was added, to allow it to function also as a Char de Bataille, a "battle tank" fighting enemy armor, equipping the armored divisions of the Infantry Arm. Starting in the early twenties, its development and production were repeatedly delayed, resulting in a vehicle that was both technologically complex and expensive, and already obsolescent when real mass-production of a derived version, the Char B1 "bis", started in the late 1930s. A further up-armored version, the Char B1 "ter", was only built in two prototypes

28mm (1/56) scale resin wargaming minitature kit.